Ubisoft recently announced their latest Original, a free-to-play Battle Royale title – Ghost Recon Frontline. Fan response to the announcement wasn’t exactly positive, but there was a certain sense of curiosity as to what Ubisoft could accomplish within the free-to-play battle royale genre, a space so heavily dominated by games such as Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Warzone.
Perhaps as a reaction to the largely negative reception of the fanbase, Ubisoft have elected to delay the game’s Closed Test in order to deliver a polished experience. This is, one part sad, but also good for the game in the long run, as a longer time in the oven typically results in a much better product at launch and Ghost Recon: Frontline is going to need all the help it can get.
Ghost Recon: Frontline Closed Test delayed
We have an important message regarding Ghost Recon Frontline's Closed Test. pic.twitter.com/ne1VgOLMJF
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Despite not being the most unanimously-beloved entries in the series, both Ghost Recon: Wildlands and Breakpoint were considerably competent games, with the former being a rather fun experience, especially in online co-op with friends. While fans might have initially felt that the battle royale direction in which Ubisoft is taking the franchise into is a sign of defeat and an indication of a lack of ideas, perhaps it is the most creatively exciting way to interact with that universe and lore.
Games like Apex Legends have proved that even battle royale free-to-play games can engage in compelling storytelling and tons of lore. Ghost Recon: Frontline isn’t exactly the most exciting project on the horizon but Ubisoft can turn the ship around, as they have been somewhat able to in the past with certain games and deliver a pleasant surprise.
Ubisoft hasn’t announced a release date for Ghost Recon: Frontline but the game will be available the PS4/PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia.
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