It looks as if Ubisoft will be bringing along the third person free-to-play tactical shooter to Steam under he “Early Access” moniker as the game is technically still in beta. It’s available right now in Canada with an expected worldwide roll-out by Spring.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online is a free-to-play, third person tactical shooter where teams of 16 compete against each other to complete a series of objectives. Launching it’s open beta in August 2012, Ubisoft producer Corey Facteau explained that bringing the game to Steam was the teams main goal.
“We took the time necessary to reach a quality level that can go head to head with the best online games available today before releasing on Steam,” Facteau said. “As the top shooter for gamers who enjoy team gameplay, we have also seen our audience expand to include MOBA fans, who comprise fifty percent of our user base. To ensure a seamless transition to the new platform, we will use Early Access to fine tune theGhost Recon Online experience before releasing it to the rest of the world.”
Ghost Recon Online is one of the few free-to-play titles that I’ve played that offer a lot for nothing. There’s no real urgency to spend real cash on that one gun, you can happily play the game, for free, without needing to splash the cash. I for one am really looking forward to Ghost Recon Online to come to Steam.