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.
Video: Ghost Recon Future Soldier demoed with Kinect.