It seems a tad unfair that publishers get to label their games as ‘multiplatform’ when our beloved platform tends to receive the shit end of the stick when it comes to shoddy ports or delays. Delays are, unfortunately, a common theme with Ubisoft multiplatform releases, which is certainly the case with Ubi’s latest game—Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.
I’m really having a blast playing it on Xbox 360, but I know in the back of my mind that I’m playing an inferior version; if only in terms of a few extra shades of pretty and a decent aiming system via my trusty mouse. We already knew that Ghost Recon was coming to PC, and that patient PC gamers had to wait a few weeks longer than consolers that got the game late last month.
But the official word came through today from local PR that PC patience will be tested further as the game has been bumped back another couple of weeks to the 28th of June. No reason was offered for the delay, but the press release did include a reiteration of previously stated specs, along with a couple of additions such as Future Soldier’s availability via digital distribution (hmm) and the undated statement that a Windows XP patch will be released post-launch.
Look at the bright side: it’s just three more weeks to go for patient PC fans waiting to see if their patience will be rewarded.