E3 2011: Ghost Recon Online & Future Soldier Captured On Film
June 9, 2011
By Andrew Burnes
Ubisoft took to E3’s stage with two Ghost Recon titles this year – Ghost Recon Future Soldier and Ghost Recon Online. Future Soldier, despite having undergone one of Ubisoft’s infamous redesign delays looks much as it did last year: four highly trained soldier chaps with futuristic gear tear about the world causing all kinds of mischief whilst simultaneously killing thousands of evil doers.
The big reveal, and likely the main addition during Future Soldier’s delay, was four-player online co-op that’s fully integrated into each of the campaign’s fourteen missions. To improve and encourage co-operative gameplay players can now see where allies are aiming and use other tools to set up coordinated takedowns and attacks.
Ubisoft also used E3 to talk about Future Soldier’s competitive multiplayer mode. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, you are now encouraged to capture, rather than kill enemy players to extract intelligence that will display the current location of all other hostiles. With info in hand, draw a plan on the map and share that with teammates, and as the engagement begins use the new weapon suppression system to pin enemies to allow allies to flank around and claim an easy victory.
Being a modern-day multiplayer shooter there are three classes, unlocks galore, a massive weapon customization tool called The Gunsmith, and four game modes, one of which is the return of Siege from the original Ghost Recon game, released ten years ago.
Future Soldier will arrive in stores this Fall; for info on Ghost Recon Online, turn the page.