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Ghost Recon Online

Ubisoft is tossing its hat into the free-to-play MMO ring. Today, the company announced the development of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online, a new multiplayer, third-person, cover-based tactical shooter.

With Ghost Recon Online, Ubisoft is promising an experience that is social and connected. Players will be able to choose between three different classes of Ghosts whose weapons will be customizable. The game will also feature regular events, content updates and customized content based on community feedback.

The game’s maps and environments will rival those of retail games, promises Ubisoft, and there will be microtransactions available for players who want to further tweak their Ghosts.

“The online market is an exciting new frontier for video games and for gamers,” said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft. “With Ghost Recon Online, and other major upcoming projects, Ubisoft is creating online experiences that allow our fans to stay connected to their favorite brands and to continually receive new content and gameplay. This direct link with our fans will allow us to create new and ever better experiences for them.”

Closed beta begins this summer.