Ubisoft have been teasing a new game announcement for a little while now, which has been revealed as a new Ghost Recon game that will be unveiled later this week on Thursday.
Calling all Ghosts.
Tune into the #GhostRecon World Premiere event May 9 at 11:30 am PT.
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— Ghost Recon (@GhostRecon) May 6, 2019
Translating that to a more useful time for this side of the planet, the Ghost Recon World Premier will be held on 9th May at 7:30PM BST (UK time) and 8:30PM CEST (European time).
Though it wasn’t a huge critical hit, Ghost Recon Wildlands did very well for Ubisoft, sticking around at or near the top of the UK retail charts for a few months after release. It’s focus on co-op play in a large open world was a key selling point, and our Ghost Recon Wildlands review concluded “For small groups of gamers that play together often, Ghost Recon Wildlands seems like a no-brainer and some of the most fun I’ve had in a video game this year.”
It success with punters saw Ubisoft give it plenty of post-release support. A PvP multiplayer mode was added half a year after release, there were free DLC missions and modes, and it did well enough to deserve a second year of support that included a cameo from Splinter Cell’s Sam Fisher. Just last week, Wildlands received a free Operation Oracle update to add even more new content to the game.
While Ghost Recon looks like it will have a healthy future in Ubisoft’s franchise line up, fellow Tom Clancy alumnus Splinter Cell is less obviously loved. Outside of the aforementioned cameo, Sam Fisher has been inactive since 2013’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist. As Ubisoft teased Ghost Recon with a “Skellcon” website, many people initially suspected that this might mean something Splinter Cell related was on the way. That, it seems, was a false hope, instead tying in with Skell Technology references that were found in Wildlands at the end of 2018.