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‘Ghost Recon Frontline’ is Ubisoft’s new FPS battle royale game, and fans are not happy about it
Ubisoft announced a new game part of the Tom Clancy universe, specifically of the “Ghost Recon” series. It was not what fans had expected, though. The new project titled “Ghost Recon Frontline” is a first-person shooter battle royale game, and thousands of fans have already expressed they are not happy about the upcoming game.
“Ghost Recon Frontline” was announced on Tuesday, and Ubisoft has released a reveal trailer. So far, it has garnered more than 135,000 views on the Ubisoft North America YouTube channel. But it appears that the majority of viewers were left unimpressed by the announcement. The video has 11,000 dislikes and only 2,400 likes as of this writing.
On Twitter, it is not hard to find negative feedback about “Ghost Recon Frontline” as well. One fan commented, “That’s not what we wanted! We want Wildlands 2, more content for the breakpoint, a well set ghost Recon. Or like the old ghosts. Sad.” Several netizens have accused Ubisoft of not listening to the fans, with one saying, “They just keep putting out s*** trying to follow trends. It’s not what we want!”
Several fans pointed out that they have been waiting for Ubisoft to release a follow-up to the third-person tactical shooter “Ghost Recon Wildlands.” While the 2017 title featured multiplayer gameplay, it was also popular for its single-player campaign and the option for players to form a team and battle AI bots instead. And the early teasers and description of “Ghost Recon Frontline” are quite the opposite of that.
“Ghost Recon Frontline” appears to still be in development, and Ubisoft has not provided a release date yet. But the developer has confirmed general details about its gameplay. Like with other battle royale games, its main game mode will accommodate 102 players in a match. Players will be divided into three-member teams, and the core mission in every match is beating other squads to find intel from three objects scattered across the map.
Ubisoft has opened the registration for a PC-only closed beta test in select regions in Europe. The tests will kick off on Oct. 14. “Ghost Recon Frontline” is slated to launch on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.