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Ghost Recon Future Soldier Next hinted at by Ubisoft

By: Musa Afridi

  |   December 27th, 2012   |  
Ubisoft E3 Media Briefing

An image of a presentation slide on Ubisoft Kiev’s Facebook page confirms that a sequel to Future Soldier is in the works

The Ghost Recon series has been around since the days of the PlayStation One and have always focused on tactical combat as opposed to the run and gun games that were so popular back in those days.

The series also saw its debut on the current generation of consoles as a launch title for the Xbox 360. Everyone will probably remember how Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter wowed everyone when it was shown. The game’s next generation visuals were a significant leap from the PlayStation 2 and Xbox.

Advanced Warfighter was later ported over to the PlayStation 3 but its sequel Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 or GRAW 2 was the first game in the series to be developed for both the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 and not ported over at later stage.

The series then went underground for quite some time as Ubisoft seemed to focus their attention on another Tom Clancy license, Rainbow Six. The studio released two Rainbow Six Vegas games and they were generally well-received by gamers and audiences alike.

Once again, after Vegas 2 was released there was very little offered by Ubisoft in the way of third-person tactical shooters as the studio seemed to have shifted its focus on to the Assassin’s Creed series.

However, it announced Ghost Recon: Future Soldier earlier on last year and was released in the summers to critical acclaim and better than expected sales figures. The game provided some of the best tactical third-person shooter experiences in recent memory and the four player co-op and online multiplayer modes were a blast.

Everyone expected the game’s performance to warrant a sequel and Ubisoft seem to be planning to oblige on that front as a recent image, posted on Facebook, of a presentation slide hinted at Ghost Recon Future Solider Next or GRFS: Next.

Chances are that this is not the name of the upcoming game but rather a code name or working title as Ubisoft looks to allocate its multiple resources across its major projects.

The publisher has kept itself busy these past few years, releasing a considerable number of games on multiple consoles including a host of launch titles for the Nintendo Wii U as well as for the PlayStation Vita as well.

The studio has also seen an increase in its sales volume, boosted mostly by the performance of Assassin’s Creed 3, Far Cry 3 and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier as well. One could expect an announcement regarding the next instalment in the Ghost Recon series to be made during E3 or around that that time.