Welp, the world hasn’t ended yet which means it’s about time for Ubisoft to make another Tom Clancy game. The Ghost Recon licence has been chosen once again and the latest game in a long line of titles with overly long names is capped off as “Breakpoint”.
Breakpoint follows Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands (see what we mean about the long names?) and focuses on a group of Ghosts lead by the most generic-looking character of all time in Nomad. You can tell which one is Nomad because he’s the big mustachioed guy who’s also up for pre-order as an equally generic figurine.
Nomad’s team is stuck on an island taken over by a group of rogue Ghosts lead by “Lt. Colonel Cole D. Walker” played by the Punisher himself Jon Bernthal.
The usual third person shooting is on offer here with Breakpoint looking once again letting players employ light stealth, survival and squad gameplay. In terms of theme it very much looks like the bad guys have the upper hand when it comes to tech, with it being the focus of much of the released material so far.
You can get a taste of all of this in the short reveal trailer:
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC with no release date provided as of yet. As is Ubisoft standard there will be different versions of the game which come with different bonuses for the extra money:
- The Gold Edition will include the base game and the Year 1 Pass.
- The Ultimate Edition will include the base game, the Year 1 Pass and the Ultimate Pack.
- The Wolves Collector Edition will include the base game, the Year 1 Pass, the Ultimate Pack, a Ubicollectibles high-end figurine of Lt. Colonel Cole D. Walker, a Steelbook, exclusive lithographs, Walker’s dog tag, a waterproof map of Auroa as well as the soundtrack.
The press release we received doesn’t exactly explain what the “Ultimate Pack” is, but it is probably just a bunch of DLC. As extra enticement these more expensive versions also get access to the game three days before general launch.
If that one trailer didn’t do enough to entice you, well there’s a second one clocking in at more than 13 minutes. This one is billed as a gameplay trailer and shows off a mission which looks focused on infiltrating a compound to rescue a VIP.
It all looks very competent but very familiar. That being said we’ve actually been a huge fan of almost everything Ubisoft has done with the various Tom Clancy games over the years with the recent Division 2 being a favourite looter shooter.