Ubisoft has announced it currently working on Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online, the first free-to-play entry in the series.
The game is being developed by Ubisoft Singapore and is a multiplayer-only, third-person tactical shooter. It will be available to download on PC, with a closed beta due to start later this summer.
Players will be able to choose between three classes of Ghost, customising their weapons for each match. Social networking features will allow them to connect to other GRO users, and Ubisoft will support the game with regular events, content updates and more.
“The online market is an exciting new frontier for video games and for gamers,” said CEO Yves Guillemot. “With Ghost Recon Online, and other major upcoming projects, Ubisoft is creating online experiences that allow our fans to stay connected to their favourite brands and to continually receive new content and gameplay. This direct link with our fans will allow us to create new and ever better experiences for them.”
Ubisoft senior producer Hugues Ricour added: “Ghost Recon Online takes the best attributes of the Ghost Recon game franchise and brings them online, making the experience of being a Ghost accessible to millions of new players and fans.
“This game was designed from the start to be a free-to-play experience. Our development teams are dedicated to making Ghost Recon Online a tuly unique, top quality online title.”