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Ghost Recon Online: Ubisoft explains Steam Early Access release

Thursday, 16th January 2014 10:28 GMT By Dave Cook

Ghost Recon Online producer Corey Facteau has explained why his team opted to offer the game on Steam Early Access in a new interview.

The shooter has been in beta since Summer 2012. Speaking with Eurogamer, Facteau explained, “Bringing Ghost Recon Online to Steam has been our goal since the game’s inception. We took the time necessary to reach a quality level that can go head to head with the best online games available today before releasing on Steam.

“As the top shooter for gamers who enjoy team gameplay, we have also seen our audience expand to include MOBA fans, who comprise fifty percent of our user base. To ensure a seamless transition to the new platform, we will use Early Access to fine tune the Ghost Recon Online experience before releasing it to the rest of the world.”

There’s still no word on a final launch, but have you played the shooter yet? If so, what do you think?

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  1. NeoGalaxy

    I have to say that this guy has absolutely no idea what he’s talking about. 1st is that they fail constantly with the Uplay Service. 2nd is that they still contine to fail with that service due to the fact that even today after x version, that service is years behind both Steam and Origin. 3rd is that they still have issues with their sites and updates and whatever one can imagine. As a company, Ubisoft as an issue in having a clear strategy on how to develop, market and support games. And we see the results in games using both Steam and Uplay and other games using just Steam even if they are Ubisoft games, that should be on Uplay. For me the idea is simple, very simple. I am Ubisoft and I have worked to implement Uplay. Good or bad that it. Now I focus on the games I develop and improve Uplay to support the games I make. Which is not happening. Thus the question is… why even bother to develope it? Same with Origin to be honest. Both EA and Ubisoft have issues with their own services. None of those 2 companies can hire a dacent manager to take care of each of the services, or at least have a decent idea about it. From my part I hope for the best since Steam is about monopol and one thing that monopol tought me is that it’s very bad for everyone.

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