Ghost Recon Online Gets a New Name, Launches April 10

Posted March 18, 2014  

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Ghost Recon Online Gets a New Name, Launches April 10

Ubisoft’s tactical TPS now called Ghost Recon Phantoms; coming to Steam.

Ghost Recon Online will exit open beta and officially launch on April 10, Ubisoft has announced. The game will launch under the new name Ghost Recon Phantoms and be available on Steam.

“The end of open beta is a new start to the game,” said game producer Corey Facteau. “The difference between where the game started and the game today is so considerable that we felt we should mark it with a fresh identity. ”

“Feedback from our five million players throughout beta enabled us to continuously increase the content of the game and to improve what makes the game unique, the blending of intense shooters with the teamwork and tactical depth of MOBAs.”

Here’s what you can expect from the live version of the game:

• Updated Characters and Maps
The game’s new identity comes with a new art direction, including new character and device design for all three classes as well as a complete reworking of lighting and level design on the majority of maps. Referencing military system prototypes, the art team created realistic new gear for players which delivers an experience representative of tomorrow’s battlefields.

• Major Changes in Matchmaking and Customization
With the launch of the game, the Development team is also going to address the main concerns of the players. The matchmaking will now take into account both the skills and gear, which will create a fair gaming experience to all users, both new and veterans, paying or not. The team is also going to reveal the new “Mod Master” and weapon camo systems, which will allow countless customization possibilities. The details of these changes will be shared in a community video later this week.

• Upcoming Features Built With the Community
Post-launch the team will continue to develop new features and weapons to keep the gameplay dynamic. Currently the team is fine-tuning tactical insertions and smoke grenades, which are being tested in large scale playtests by the community before being released in-game in the near future.

To learn more about Ghost Recon Phantoms, visit the game’s official website.

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  • Cody M

    New name, same shit.