Ubisoft wants to mark a "new start to the game" of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online as it leaves open beta and launches April 10th. The free-to-play online shooter is being renamed to Ghost Recon Phantoms.
Ghost Recon Phantoms "brings a narrative layer" to the game which is based around ex-Ghosts known as Phantoms, who left to pursue personal agendas. It's had quite an overhaul.
The studio has released some before and after shots of the game showing the new art direction as well as a "complete reworking" of lighting and level design on most maps.
"The end of open beta is a new start to the game," said Ubisoft 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."
"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," he continued.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms releases on PC via Steam April 10th.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online renamed 'Ghost Recon Phantoms'
17 March 2014 | By Simon Priest