What you need to know
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint is a third-person, open-world military shooter from Ubisoft.
- The game received middling reviews at launch, but continued to grow over time with the release of post-launch updates.
- On Tuesday, Ubisoft confirmed that Ghost Recon Breakpoint will get no more new content in the future.
- This announcement comes mere months after Ubisoft launched its controversial "Quartz" NFT platform using the game.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint was never the most beloved game, even when it launched toward the end of 2019, but the game has enjoyed two years of fairly consistent support and a total of 11 post-launch content updates. Everything has to end, however, and it appears the time has come for Ubisoft's open-world, third-person military shooter.
Hey Ghosts, we have an important message we would like to share with you all 👇 pic.twitter.com/kYeyVWVtgiHey Ghosts, we have an important message we would like to share with you all 👇 pic.twitter.com/kYeyVWVtgi— Ghost Recon (@GhostRecon) April 5, 2022April 5, 2022
On Tuesday, Ubisoft announced that the final update for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint was Operation Motherland, originally released in Nov. 2021 (and the subsequent patches and event content released since then). Ghost Recon Breakpoint is officially end-of-life, meaning the game will no longer receive any new content in the future. Ubisoft confirmed that the servers for both Ghost Recon games will continue to be maintained moving forward, so players can still enjoy the game as it is right now.
Ubisoft also hinted at the future of the Ghost Recon franchise, ending its message with, "The feedback you've given for Ghost Recon Breakpoint has been instrumental and will help shape the future of the franchise." It's not clear when or in what form a new Ghost Recon game is coming, but it's unlikely the franchise as a whole is dying with the end of Ghost Recon Breakpoint.
The announcement of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint going end-of-life comes mere months after the debut of Ubisoft's controversial "Quartz" NFT platform, which used Ghost Recon Breakpoint as a launching ground for Ubisoft's first in-game NFTs. The community backlash from the announcement was immense, and our own Jez Corden discussed at length how Ubisoft's move into NFTs is terrible for gamers.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint was never considered one of the best Xbox games, but the title still cultivated a dedicated and sizeable player base, especially as it improved after launch. Many fans are responding to the announcement with hope for the future of the franchise and what the next Ghost Recon game may bring.
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