Ubisoft mocks Black Ops II, calls it an imitation of Future Soldier’s setting
Futuristic tactical shooter has gone gold.
The war of the words between game developers will never come to an end – it is the unfortunate reality, albeit could be entertaining to some extent. While promoting Ghost Recon: Future Soldier for going gold, out of nowhere, Ubisoft decided that it’s quite the time to bash Activision’s new Call of Duty, if indirectly by taking a stab at Black Ops II for being similarly set in the future.
“While one of our competitors recently revealed plans to imitate our game’s future technology for their release in the fall, we’re proud to be bringing Ghost Recon: Future Soldier to retail this month,” said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Ubisoft. “Future Soldier has an unparalleled amount of high-tech weapons, gadgets and technology based on real prototypes currently in development that will show gamers the true meaning of future warfare.”
So Future Soldier is finally complete – that’s good news! But obviously the highlight of the announcement is the smack-talk against Black Ops II, and although we’re used to that coming out of game publisher’s mouths, especially when the subject relates to Call of Duty, what’s surprising, however, is Ubisoft joining the CoD hate convoy in a less traditional way through press releases, instead of taking to social networking sites and discussion boards. EA is a big name that comes to mind whenever trash-talk involves the annual release of Call of Duty.
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier deploys on PS3 and Xbox 360 on May 22; a PC version follows on June 12.