Ubisoft have announced the development of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online, a new multiplayer, third-person, cover-based tactical shooter that will be available for PC as a free to play title.
The publisher promises “all the best qualities of the Ghost Recon franchise in a downloadable, dynamic, PC-based online game”.
Described as “the most social, connected and customisable Ghost Recon experience yet”, a closed beta is planned for the game this summer.
Ghost Recon Online offers players the ability to choose between three different classes of Ghost, customise their weapons, deploy cutting-edge military technology and share intel with their team, says Ubisoft.
The game will also include a “rich lobby platform” for hosting “social and persistent progression features.”
“The online features complement Ghost Recon Online’s rich graphical environments and maps, which rival the quality of those traditionally seen only in retail games,” the official announcement reads. “And while the game is free for anyone to play, players also can purchase premium items and fully personalize their experience.”
Become the Ultimate Ghost
With a persistent character system, you will be able develop and evolve your Ghost as you level up in Ghost Recon Online. Unlock new equipment and skills as you rise through to ranks.
Classes and Abilities
Pick from 3 Classes of Ghosts – Assault, Specialist or Recon to suit your play-style and battlefield strategies. Deploy Class-specific Abilities to gain the upper hand against your enemies.
Alone You Fight, Together You Dominate
Dominate your enemies as you complement the strengths of your squad mates with the unique skills and equipment of your Ghost. Intuitive squad systems make playing as a team easy and effective.
Deep and engaging multiplayer modes
Engage in fierce and visceral 16 player online firefights with your friends and enemies. Test your skills in various games modes and maps. Track your performance via the game’s persistent ladder rankings and player statistics.
AAA Quality, For Free
Ghost Recon Online delivers a premium quality PC shooter experience and you can download and enjoy the core game content for free. You decide if you want to further enhance the game experience by purchasing game items with either in-game points or real currency.
If it’s free it’s definitely worth playing.