Tom Clancy's infamous ghosts are returning to consoles on May 22, 2012 in North America and May 24 in Europe, Ubisoft announced this morning. Despite having already given the game an early March launch date, it seems that the team is retreating back into the shadows for an extra two months.

Ubisoft IP development director Adrian Lacey said that, while the game is "feature complete in our multiplayer, singleplayer, and four-player co-op campaign modes," it was pushed out of its original launch "in order to ensure that all these ingredients are pushed to the highest level and provide a truly unique shooter experience." We're just worried, by the time it eventually launches, the "future" part of the title won't apply anymore.

Additionally, the promised January beta is also being delayed, with gamers now able to test the multiplayer modes at some point in April. And the PC version that turned into Ghost Recon Online? It turns out that was little more than a ruse, and a full PC version of Future Soldier will arrive "at a later date." Which is to say, "after May 22/24."
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UBISOFT® SETS LAUNCH OF TOM CLANCY™'S GHOST RECON FUTURE SOLDIER™ FOR MAY

Company Confirms PC Version, Announces Multiplayer Beta for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in April

SAN FRANCISCO – January 10, 2012 – Today Ubisoft announced Tom Clancy™'s Ghost Recon Future Soldier™ will launch in North America on May 22, 2012 and in Europe on May 24, 2012. The game will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Sony PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and for Windows PC at a later date. A multiplayer beta will be available in April for both Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3.

"Ubisoft prides itself on creating some of the most compelling and innovative experiences in digital entertainment," said Adrian Lacey, IP development director at Ubisoft Studios France. "Today we are feature complete in our multi-player, single-player and four-player co-op campaign modes. We have made the decision to move the date in order to ensure that all these ingredients are pushed to the highest level and provide a truly unique shooter experience. The Ghost Recon franchise is known for setting the standard of high definition gaming and we believe the extra couple of months will allow us to reach that goal. We would like to thank all Ghost Recon fans for their patience and look forward to unveiling some exciting new elements in the coming weeks."

For a message from the development team and ongoing updates about the game, please visit: www.GhostRecon.com and www.facebook.com/GhostRecon

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.