Report: New Ghost Recon game in development, NFT team goes quiet
With development progressing on the next game, it's unclear what role NFTs will play.
What you need to know
- Ubisoft recently ended updates for Ghost Recon Breakpoint.
- A report from Kotaku indicates that the next Ghost Recon game is in development.
- It's not clear what Ubisoft Quartz NFT integration will look in this new game, as the team has reportedly been quiet following initial backlash.
The future of Ghost Recon is currently being worked on and could arrive as soon as 2023, it's been claimed.
According to a report from Kotaku, French publisher Ubisoft is currently working on the next mainline Ghost Recon game, with development led by the Ubisoft Paris studio, the team that also led the development of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint. Kotaku notes that according to sources, this game has been in development for over a year, is codenamed "OVER" and could arrive as soon as sometime in Ubisoft's fiscal year 2023, which begins in April 2022 and ends in April 2023.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint recently received its final update, with no further content planned. This comes just shortly after Ubisoft made the unpopular decisions to add NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) into Ghost Recon Breakpoint through the new Ubisoft Quartz system.
Per Kotaku, it's currently unclear what NFT integration will look like in the next game, as the team behind Ubisoft Quartz is now "mostly quiet" following the unenthusiastic reception to the new system.
"As we're rolling out the last update of Ghost Recon Breakpoint there will not be any additional content added to the game," Ubisoft told Kotaku. "We'll have more to share regarding Ubisoft Quartz at a later date."
Ubisoft is also currently working on Ghost Recon Frontline, a free-to-play service game. Kotaku sources indicate that this game is being heavily reworked and as such, is unlikely to be launched anytime in the near future.
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It does not say good things about the company's management that they not only think NFTs make business sense, but that they also want to encourage their use among their users. NFT's provide no benefits for either users or the company. This is a dumb ideological crusade. If I were a shareholder, I'd be furious. Of course, their stock is at a 5-year low right now ...
They are making this harder than it should be. Just develop a tactical, squad-base, strategy, stealth, Seal Team Six, Navy Seals, hardcore game that the day one's want. We liked Wildlands (although not perfect), we Loved Future Soldier (Story and Multiplayer was on point!), we loved the Advanced Warfighter series and obviously the old school GR series of games was just hardcore and unforgiving. That's the way it should be. Go back to basics and don't do anything Call of Duty or Battlefield related. Stick to the script.