The Ghost Recon series hit a low with Breakpoint, the 2019 sequel to Wildlands that added RPG-like elements for the first time in the series. The addition was controversial among fans, as was the decision to launch the game without the featured AI teammates.
Shortly after its release, Ubisoft acknowledged the game’s disappointing quality. Over the following months, the developers attempted to bring Ghost Recon Breakpoint closer to the franchise’s tactical shooter roots with the introduction of Immersive Mode and the return of AI squadmates. However, it wasn’t enough to save the game’s reception. That ship, they say, has already sailed.
Development on Breakpoint officially halted in April 2022 with Ubisoft promising that feedback received with this installment will shape the future of the franchise. After only three months, Ubisoft canceled another Ghost Recon game, Frontline, which was conceived as being inspired by Battle Royale but received extremely negative fan reaction.
How about the next main Ghost Recon entry then? Is he coming soon, as another rumor suggested in April 2022? Not according to leaker Tom Henderson who He said Today that the current projection is for a 2025 release. That’s a reasonable timeframe if we assume the team behind Breakpoint will immediately start producing the next Ghost Recon after stopping support for the 2019 game. Henderson didn’t say if he meant the calendar year or the fiscal year. In the latter case, that would narrow the release window to March 2025, when Ubisoft’s 2024-25 fiscal year ends. Of course, delays are always possible and even likely, as we see regularly in the industry.
If Henderson’s sources are correct, the big, unannounced Triple-A game that Ubisoft has scheduled for fiscal year 2023-24 will not belong in the Ghost Recon franchise. We might find out more about it at E3/Summer Game Fest this summer.