Ubisoft are trying their best to salvage the game that is Ghost Recon: Breakpoint. So much so, that they are now taking the extreme measure of making a free 6 hour long trial available to potential players. But the benefits of this demo extend far further than just an influx of new squaddies, in a way that will play into the hands of full-game owners.
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You see, any of your friends who download the trial will be able to accept your invitation through the Free Pass initiative. Which means you and up to three recruits could be fighting alongside one another – despite only one of you owning the actual base game. And without affecting that six hour limit. Then, if things go to plan, those friends may then buy the game themselves, becoming fully fledged players in their own right. And, possibly, saving Ubisoft’s skin…
But will the demo (and your hospitality) prove enough of a persuasion? Or has the bad press that the series has largely received overall prove too great to overcome? I fear the latter may prevail.
Ubisoft, though, are hoping the opposite is true. Obviously. Especially as this could be seen as a last ditch attempt to make some more money from Ghost Recon: Breakpoint. That’s because there isn’t really anywhere else they can go with the game, if this doesn’t turn out to be incentive enough. Something that may force them to move on, learn from their mistakes and focus on whatever game that’s coming up next.
But if that game happens to be another Ghost Recon, we may have a problem.
However, let’s not be all doom and gloom. Yet. For the free demo has another ‘ace up its sleeve’. That’s in the form of the latest expansion to Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, which has Sam Fisher making an appearance. An expansion that is also available in the trial. So, if you really are sitting on the fence, there has never been a better time to try it out. Who knows, you may even enjoy it!