Ubisoft’s new free-to-play battle royale is off to a rocky start, with the planned technical test being indefinitely postponed.
It was already obvious that the initial response to the unveiling of Ghost Recon Frontline was not a positive one, but it’s been so bad that Ubisoft has already given up on plans for a closed technical test.
Frontline is the latest attempt by Ubisoft to create a free-to-play spin-off from one of its major franchises, but fans objected to the fact that the only game mode available at launch was going to be a battle royale – which seems out of step with the sub-franchise’s history as a tactical shooter.
Fans were doubly upset because this was the major 20th anniversary announcement for the series and so Ubisoft has revealed that the closed test, which was meant to start today, has been indefinitely delayed, with no explanation and no hint of when it might be rescheduled for.
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