Last week Ubisoft announced a brand new free-to-play multiplayer Battle Royale game set in the Tom Clancy universe. Since then, the announcement has seen significant backlash, and just a day before the first official Closed Beta was supposed to start, Ubisoft has decided to pull the plug for now.
Ghost Recon Frontline was supposed to start its first Closed Beta test today for the next week (October 14th-21st). However, Ubisoft has delayed the testing for an unknown reason, though many have speculated that it’s due to the overwhelmingly negative feedback from the announcement last week.
“We have an important message regarding Ghost Recon Frontline's Closed Test,” Ubisoft said in a statement. “We have decided it is best to postpone the closed test for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Frontline. The development team is dedicated to creating the best experience possible. We'll share details on the new date for the closed test as soon as we can. Thank you for your ongoing support.”
It’s not hard to see the negative backlash Ghost Recon Frontline has received. Not only have fans been wanting a proper Ghost Recon game after the disappointing reception of Ghost Recon Breakpoint, but the announcement trailer itself currently has around 4 times as many dislikes as likes on YouTube.
Especially after the negative feedback from Ubisoft’s other free-to-play multiplayer shooter also set in the Tom Clancy universe,XDefiant, it seems that Ubisoft has heard the cries from fans and decided it’s probably best to delay the new Frontline game and work on it more to please players. Ubisoft hasn’t given an updated release date for Frontline’s Closed Beta, but we’ll likely hear more over the coming months.
What do you think? Are you excited for Ghost Recon Frontline? How did you feel about the announcement? Is the criticism deserved? What can Ubisoft do to improve the situation? Let us know!