Ubisoft has finally unveiled the next entry in their long-running First Person Shooter franchise Ghost Recon. Ghost Recon: Frontlines It is a pretty big departure for the series up to this point, and that is saying something considering the formula had recently seen major shakeups with recent entries Ghost Recon: Wildlands and Ghost Recon: Breakpoint.
While the series has always featured multiplayer, this game will be focused on that multiplayer. It will offer a free-to-play experience that will include multiple game modes, but the one they are showcasing currently is a battle royale mode called Expeditions. It will feature 100 plus players placed into teams of three fighting against each. They will also be tasked with completing dynamic objectives in the game’s map, across several varied biomes.
The game is being developed by Ubisoft Bucharest, who lead development on Tom Clancies HAWX and also helped co-develop several other titles under the Tom Clancy banner. They are aiming to combine the tactical military shooter roots of the franchise as a whole with the large engagement seen by the Battle Royale genre over the past few years.
Players will not just be able to eliminate their enemies in the Expeditions mode. Intel will need to be gathered and protected, with the goal of surviving and getting extracted with said intel. Players will also be able to interrogate downed enemies to locate their teammates. Players will also have a variety of tools at their disposal which includes vehicles, auto-turrets, and dynamic cover. People will also be able to call in on-demand Sniper Towers.
This is not the only push that Ubisoft is making into the free-to-play market under the Tom Clancy brand. Other games with similar structures are upcoming The Division Heartland, as well as Tom Clancy’s XDefiant. Ghost Recon Frontline will begin testing on Windows PC starting on October 14. Eventually, it will also make its way to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X, Amazon Luna, and Google Stadia.