Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft
Release Date: April 10, 2014

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'Ghost Recon Online' Now Called 'Ghost Recon Phantoms,' Gets Dated

by Rainier on March 17, 2014 @ 11:50 a.m. PDT

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Phantoms is a new multi-player, third-person, cover-based tactical shooter that will be offered free-to-play online, featuring all the best qualities of the Ghost Recon franchise in a downloadable, dynamic, PC-based online game.

With Ghost Recon Online, Ubisoft is delivering the most social, connected and customizable Ghost Recon experience yet. 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. Ghost Recon Online also features a rich lobby platform for hosting social and persistent progression features. Ubisoft also will back the game with a full set of services, including regular events and game content updates, customized content based on community feedback, and live support.

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. And while the game is free for anyone to play, players also can purchase premium items and fully personalize their experience.


“The end of open beta is a new start to the game. 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,” said Corey Facteau, producer of Ghost Recon Phantoms. “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. Ghost Recon Phantoms brings a narrative layer to the game based around The Phantoms, ex-Ghosts and current adversaries who left The Ghosts to pursue personal agendas. We’ve also added new gameplay elements to expand the depth of the game and give new experiences to seasoned veterans. Of course, no accounts will be wiped, and our current players will not have to start over.”

  • Updated Characters and Maps: The game’s new identity comes with a new art direction, including new character and device designs 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 to deliver an experience representative of tomorrow’s battlefields.
  • Major Changes in Matchmaking and Customization: With the launch of the game, the development team will address the main concerns of player. Matchmaking will now take into account both the skills and gear, which will grant 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.

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