There's a very cyclical element to game release announcements. Often times, a company will announce a title at a big press event, such as next month's E3, which they intend to release during the following holiday season. Then, time passes and we don't hear too much until the springtime announcement that the title has been pushed back to avoid the crowds before it's eventually released sometime between January and March the following year.
The latest victim of the cycle is Ubisoft's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
. Ubisoft officially announced today that the latest Ghost Recon title will be pushed back to the first three months of 2012 to avoid a holiday season full of competition, likely including that of another Ubisoft property, Assassin's Creed: Revelations
This isn't the first delay
for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
, but we can at least hope that it's the last!