Ubisoft Announces New Ghost Recon Game To Premiere This May 9

Thursday is going to be a packed day for video games.
The livestream will start on May 9 and is expected to reveal the newest Ghost Recon title.
The livestream will start on May 9 and is expected to reveal the newest Ghost Recon title. Ubisoft

E3 be damned, Ubisoft is looking to show its hand a bit early, a few weeks away from the biggest gaming event of the year.

Will it pay off big time? Or will it be a dud? Only time will tell, but for the moment, Ubisoft has announced that they will reveal a brand spanking new Ghost Recon title this May 9. The developer/publisher has announced this with a short video, which you can see below.

You might remember that yesterday I reported on a teaser found in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands with regards to a possible new title. Well, it looks like this is it, as the dates match up and everything. While previous speculation pointed at a new Splinter Cell title, the most obvious answer seemed to have been the correct one, as Ubisoft will finally announce a successor to its 2017 Ghost Recon title.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands was a huge success for Ubisoft, both critically and commercially. It released back in 2017 and featured a large open-world game map that you can interact with three other people for a one-of-a-kind cooperative experience. It certainly made a mark on me, as I named that title one of the best games that I’ve played in 2017, partly because of how much freedom it gives you to complete missions and how well the multiplayer component works.

The transition into open-world was a huge component in its success, so we can expect Ubisoft to capitalize once again on that concept. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands was also a proof-of-concept with regards to Ubisoft’s ‘games as a service’ model; purchasing season passes will net you yearly content that is otherwise paid separately. Whatever you may feel about monetization in games as a whole, it can’t be denied how much longevity the GaaS model has given Ubisoft titles, as Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands still gets content two years after its release. You can probably expect the same out of this new Ghost Recon title.

You can watch the world premiere of the new Ghost Recon title on the franchise’s Twitch or YouTube channel, to be livestreamed on May 9 at 2:30 p.m. EDT. Stay tuned for our coverage of the event.

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