Today, Ubisoft officially unveiled Ghost Recon Breakpoint for Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. The game is a story-driven co-op adventure which also pushes the boundaries of storytelling and features The Punisher's Jon Bernthal. Many fans thought that Ghost Recon Breakpoint would be an expansion for Ghost Recon Wildlands, but it's an entirely new experience. The title is designed to push you further than you've ever gone in a Ghost Recon game. Instead of the usual organization and certainty of your actions, you're being hunted by a powerful enemy and thrown onto the dangerous Pacific island of Auroa.
Unlike Ghost Recon Wildlands, Ghost Recon Breakpoint focuses on realism. Not only do you have to recruit and train operatives, but you have to monitor elements like hunger, thirst, terrain angle, quality of intelligence, and much more. For example, let's say that one of your teammates is injured during a mission. Instead of simply "walking it off," you have to rest at a camp and heal. If you don't do that, your teammate will limp during the next mission and their efficacy will be severely impacted.
From what we've seen, Ghost Recon Breakpoint is shaping up to be a thrilling experience, and its story is by far the biggest surprise. Hopefully the game will come together in a meaningful way. The survival aspect will probably appeal to many gamers, but it needs depth like hunting and scavenging. Ubisoft has the ability to create a magical experience, but it has to be comprehensive in order to succeed.
The game should launch on October 4, starting at $60. It's going to be Xbox One X Enhanced because the team told us it runs at "upscaled 4K and 30 frames per second on PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X." As with any Ubisoft title, there will be a multitude of editions, including a Ubisoft Store exclusive collector's edition which appears to feature the villain. So far, we only know that the game is launching on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. It's unclear if it'll be available on Google Stadia as the developers were unable to discuss the platform at the preview event. Keep in mind that the game requires an active internet connection at all times, even if you're playing alone.
A deadly island
A covert operations shooter
Ghost Recon Breakpoint is a military shooter set in a diverse and hostile open world. The game can be played solo or with up to four players. You'll discover Auroa, a mysterious island where the most technically advanced facilities meet untamed nature. It houses the headquarters of Skell Technology, which has fallen into the wrong hands.
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