Ghost Recon - Dates and Delay QnA

Ghost Recon - Dates and Delay QnA Ghost Recon - Dates and Delay QnA Ghost Recon - Dates and Delay QnA Ghost Recon - Dates and Delay QnA

Ubisoft has announced the official release dates of the game and that it has gone gold on Xbox360.

Ubisoft has decided to devote additional time on the PC version of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter to perfect the next installment in its award-winning squad-based military shooter and the specificities of this version.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter will be released on

- March 10th 2006 on Xbox 360.

- March 17th 2006 on Xbox.

- March 31st on PlayStation 2.

- PC-DVD Rom May 2006.

In order to shed some light on the delay of the PC version, Mathieu Girard - Producer on Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, has answered some questions.

Why has the game slipped?

To achieve better quality and deliver all the features we wanted to have in the game. GRAW PC is a project developed specifically for this machine so its development cycle was different from that of the other platforms.

Can you remind us of the main differences between the console and PC versions of the game?

We have a gameplay that is very different from the gameplay of the console version; for instance the ghosts are controlled in a way that is specific to the PC, with a much more accurate order system. This involves adapting all the game content (including reprogramming completely the enemy AI) and tuning it to this way of playing. We shared the storyline and setting of the XBox 360, but all the rest had to be reworked, to appeal to a GR1 audience while at the same time taking into account the new PC specific features. The other major differences are, of course, full first person control, and PC-specific multiplayer modes.

What are the ambitions of the PC version?

We had some very ambitious designs for the multiplayer, and we did not advertise on the exact content until we were sure to be able to deliver it. Things such as simulating a fully interactive physical environment over the network were risky, but we are now comforted that the cooperative mode will deliver an unprecedented experience of multiplayer gameplay. The domination mode is also very promising as it changes the control of areas to something more interesting than simply capturing flags. More info to come soon.