London, UKââ¬" OCTOBER 7, 2005 ââ¬" Today Ubisoft, one of the worldââ¬s largest video game publishers, is pleased to announce that it has decided to devote additional time to perfect the next installment in its award-winning squad-based military shooter, Tom Clancyââ¬s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighterâ"¢. The game will launch worldwide for the Xbox 360â"¢ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in February 2006. The additional time devoted to the development of this title will allow Ubisoft to offer gamers the best episode ever of the award-winning Tom Clancyââ¬s Ghost Recon franchise and will enable the gameââ¬s development teams to optimize the application of Xbox 360â"¢ technology. The delay of the release date will not impact Ubisoftââ¬s revenue forecasts for the fiscal year.
At the X05 event in Amsterdam earlier this week, Ubisoft astounded attendees with playable single- and multi-player demonstrations of the thrilling new title. Tom Clancyââ¬s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighterâ"¢ was extremely well received by event participants, and Ubisoft expects the game to quickly become a blockbuster title.
ââ¬ÅIn Tom Clancyââ¬s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighterâ"¢, players will be able to truly immerse themselves as soldiers of the future,ââ¬Â said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft North America. ââ¬ÅThis game will continue the tradition of setting the bar for intense multiplayer action and cutting-edge technology. X05 attendees experienced the stunning results of the work Ubisoftââ¬s award-winning studios have done in perfecting innovative multiplayer content and taking advantage of next-generation capabilities.ââ¬Â
About Tom Clancyââ¬s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighterâ"¢:
The face of war has changed. Enemy lines blur and there is no longer a clear opponent. New enemies and new threats require a new type of warfare - a new type of soldier. Enter the Ghosts. In 2013, the U.S. Army will implement the Integrated Warfighter System (IWS) evolving what we know as the modern soldier. IWS combines advanced weapon systems, satellite communication devices and enhanced survivability into one fully integrated combat system. The IWS program has been developed to meet these new threats head on. Now, it can be tested on the battlefield. Following an insurgence in the heart of Mexico City, the U.S. Armyââ¬s most elite Special Forces team is deployed to the center of the conflict to regain control of the city. Greatly outnumbered but fully equipped with the IWS, this elite team is the first and last line of defense on the battlefield. They are the ââ¬Åquietââ¬Â professionals. They are the Ghosts.