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Ghost Recon: Future Solider beta date

Ubisoft announces Xbox 360 trial for Jan.

Ubisoft will deploy an open beta for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier in January 2012.

The company revealed news of the multiplayer taster via the game's official Twitter: "We know you have been asking about the beta. We're excited to announce that the MP beta will be launching in January 2012!"

Ubisoft re-confirmed to VG247 that the trial remains exclusive to Xbox 360. Splinter Cell: Conviction owners will get "early exclusive access."

Originally due last autumn, Ghost Recon: Future Solider has met with numerous delays.

A proposed launch during the first three months of 2012 was the last we heard.

Future Soldier was shifted to 2012 to avoid a busy autumn schedule, which includes FPS titans Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will support Kinect, and was shown doing so at E3.

Ghost Recon Future Soldier demoed with Kinect.