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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Ghost Recon
Khyber Strike, the third DLC pack for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, has launched for 360 and PS3. The 800 MS Point/$9.99 drop, detailed below, includes three new multiplayer maps, a new multiplayer mode, a new Guerrilla Mode map, a +10 level cap increase, as well as new achievements and trophies.
The ghosts are going back in today with the launch of the Raven Strike DLC pack for the 360 and PS3 versions of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. Described as “a throwback to traditional Ghost Recon gameplay,” Raven Strike includes larger maps that play host to three new harder, more complex campaign missions, as well as a new map for Guerrilla Mode and a +10 level-cap increase.
It seems the troops were held up in processing. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier was originally scheduled to launch on June 12 for PC, but the release has been pushed back a touch to June 26. The PC version is said to boast a host of graphical improvements, including better lighting, soft shadows, volumetric lighting effects, and it’s also slated to receive a Windows XP compatibility patch “shortly after release.”
The ghosts are back today with the release of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier for the 360 and PS3. Developed by a triumvirate of Ubisoft studios—Paris, Red Storm, and Romania—Future Soldier once against puts players in the boots of a globetrotting special ops soldier whose squad finds itself in the world’s most dangerous hotspots. The troops have access to an arsenal of high-tech gadgetry and weaponry, as well as downloadable player-customized weapons for those moments when the standard assault rifle just won’t do.
The troops are about to start pounding the pavement again with the announcement that Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier has gone gold for 360 and PS3. Players will lead an elite team of special ops troops around the world as they chase down the world’s baddest with all sorts of high-tech weaponry. Future Soldier will not only support heavy weapon customization but also the Ghost Recon Network, a franchise-spanning app that will keep players abreast about what their friends are up to and what new user-tweaked guns have hit the (virtual) market.
The 360 and PS3 multiplayer beta for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will kick off on April 19 and run until May 2. The beta will allow for up to a dozen players to battle it out on one of two maps (Pipeline or Mill) in two modes as one of three classes (Engineer, Rifleman, or Scout). The first mode available will be Conflict, an objective- and point-based mode comprised of one 15-minute round. Starting on April 26, Saboteur will be available, which will pit two teams against one another in a single 10-minute round as each struggles to retrieve a bomb and detonate it in their opponent’s base.
Ubisoft has sent word that Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier will be available for PC on June 12. Future Soldier will be available in stores and through various digital outlets, and will require a temporary broadband connection for one-time launch registration. The PC version supports DX11 (tessellation for soft 3D models and volumetric fog), party text chat, control customization, and an online widget that allows access to your party, friends, and the Ghost Feed from any screen.
The Ghost Recon series will be returning from its hiatus this May when Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier launches on the 22 for the 360 and PS3. Unfortunately, PC gamers will have to wait a bit longer; currently, the only release info is that it will be available “at a later date.” Console gamers, however, can look forward to getting in on the action even earlier with a multiplayer beta that is set to kick off in April.