Oh boy, it seems that today there are a lot of bad news for PC gamers. After the cancellation of Mortal Kombat: Arcade Kollection’s PC version, another one bites the dust. So, if you were looking forward to Ubisoft’s upcoming third person action-stealth game that will be based on the Ghost Recon series, you’ll have to buy a console. Why you ask? Because Ubisoft decided to cancel the game’s PC version. Oh yeah, no Ghost Recon: Future Soldier for PC gamers because you would pirate the hell out of it. Instead of Future Soldier, all those greedy PC gamers can go and play Ghost Recon Online that is free-to-play.
“While Ghost Recon Online is exclusive to PC, Ubisoft’s other Ghost Recon game, Future Soldier, uses a traditional payment model and will only be available on console.”
Arnoult went ahead and stated that the company is adapting in a new model for the PC and we can’t imagine the impact of that decision. Will Ubisoft stop releasing PC games as ‘I Am Alive’ is also a console exclusive game? Or did Ubisoft decide to release this free-to-play version of Ghost Recon in order to avoid the backlash from all those hardcore PC ‘Ghost Recon’ fans?
Arnoult then added:
“When we started Ghost Recon Online we were thinking about Ghost Recon: Future Solider; having something ported in the classical way without any deep development, because we know that 95% of our consumers will pirate the game. So we said okay, we have to change our mind.
We have to adapt, we have to embrace this instead of pushing it away. That’s the main reflection behind Ghost Recon Online and the choice we’ve made to go in this direction.”
So there you have it guys. No Ghost Recon: Future Soldier for you.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards."