In an interview with PC Gamer
, Ubisoft Ghost Recon producer Sébastien Arnoult has mentioned that Ghost Recon: Future Solider won't be coming to PC, because they "know" that 95% of their consumers will pirate the game.
To try to mitigate the effect of piracy, Ubisoft will be using the novel technique of building an online-only game that is free to play for PC users - Ghost Recon Online will be the Ghost Recon experience that is coming exclusively to PC.
“We’re adapting the offer to the PC market. I don’t like to compare PC and Xbox boxed products because they have a model on that platform that is clearly meant to be €60’s worth of super-Hollywood content. On PC, we’re adapting our model to the demand.”
While it is sort of nice to have them realise that they're different platforms with different models - and thus presumably avoiding the Terrible Console Port Syndrome that plagues so many PC games - it is still disappointing to hear about more games that are never going to make it to the PC.