Ubisoft today announced that the critically-acclaimed free MMOTPS, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online, has officially joined Steam Early Access for Canadian users of Valve's popular digital distribution service. The Early Access service for global customers is expected to start some time Spring 2014.
“Bringing Ghost Recon Online to Steam has been our goal since the game’s inception,” says Corey Facteau, Producer at Ubisoft. “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.”
The game has already been in beta for almost a year and has amassed quite a large player-based thanks to its unique take on the TPS genre, rewarding cooperative play over that of run and gun lunatics.