It’s not really that surprising, but news has been broken that Ghost Recon: Future Soldier has been pushed back into 2011.
The game’s existence was rumoured last year or so, and only officially announced within the last few months.
It was originally scheduled for a release for sometime near the end of this year, but according to G4tv, the game’s been purposely held back to avoid the competitive market at the time of the year [Call of Duty, Medal of Honor]. It’ll see a release in Q1 2011.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot:
"Due to a very competitive environment, we decided to move the game out of the Christmas quarter, and into the March quarter. It will also provide additional time to our development teams to realize their vision."
I for one don’t really like to see games that are announced, released in the same year, so I think it’s not a bad idea if it’s pushed back a few months. It ensures more of a quality product, I would think. Also not every game is bunched into the same quarter, so you get games coming out in all parts of the year, so we don’t suffer from “drought”.
Source: Ubisoft Delays Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Now Coming In Early 2011 [G4]