Ubisoft Announce Ghost Recon Online

By Colin Tan on May 24, 2011, 5:03PM EDT

No, it's not Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. Ubisoft have announced Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online, a free-to-play shooter for PCs.

It's currently in development at Ubisoft Singapore and it looks rather far along. Ubisoft's promising a AAA experience for free, describing quality on par of what is "traditionally seen only in retail games."

Ghost Recon Online will feature "the most social, connected and customizable Ghost Recon experience yet," says Ubi. "The game offers players the ability to choose between three different classes of Ghost, customize their weapons, deploy cutting-edge military technology, and share intel with their team."

It's also going to boast a rather "rich lobby platform" and a "full set" of various services like events and additional game content based on feedback from the community.

"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," said Hugues Ricour, senior producer at Ubisoft.

"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 truly unique, top-quality online title."

"The online market is an exciting new frontier for video games and for gamers," chimed in Ubisoft 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 favorite 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."

The closed beta for Ghost Recon Online starts this Summer.

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