Report: Ghost Recon, Division, and Splinter Cell merge in new Ubisoft F2P shooter

The Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, and The Division franchises will cross over in a single multiplayer recreation made by Ubisoft, in response to a social media leak this weekend first reported by VGC.

The undertaking, code-named “BattleCat,” surfaced in a number of since-deleted photos posted Sunday by a Twitter user called Zer0Bytes0. The 4 photos had been since eliminated by Twitter on a copyright declare from Ubisoft. Zer0Bytes0 stated the sport “began testing around January.”

VGC, with out figuring out any sources, known as the pictures genuine and stated Ubisoft is not going to be displaying it at Saturday’s Ubisoft Forward livestream, which kicks off the week of E3 2021. Polygon has reached out to a Ubisoft consultant for extra perception on this leak and when followers could hear extra.

In early May, Ubisoft introduced Tom Clancy’s The Division: Heartland, a free-to-play adaptation of that IP for PC and consoles, launching someday in late 2021 or 2022. One week later, a Ubisoft govt instructed buyers that the writer is now prioritizing the sort of persistent, free-to-play video video games which were so profitable for Electronic Arts (Apex Legends), Activision (Call of Duty: Warzone) and Epic Games (Fortnite and Rocket League).

This weekend’s rumor means that “BattleCat” will draw its combatants from the factions in Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, the Wolves enemies of the near-future Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, and Splinter Cell’s Echelon community of operatives. The recreation will probably be a class-based shooter, the place every character class has a novel capacity, and the playlists described mimic escort and collection-type video games discovered in present, widespread shooters.

Ubisoft already has a free-to-play Tom Clancy crossover recreation out there on cell platforms, Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad, which pits cartoonish variations of characters from Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon, The Division, Splinter Cell, and different Clancyverse video games towards one another in a fast-paced army RPG.

Earlier Monday, Ubisoft additionally introduced a re-titling of the subsequent Rainbow Six recreation, now known as Rainbow Six Extraction, which seems to be a survival-based PvE multiplayer recreation. In Extraction, gamers are working collectively to outlive towards and defeat horrifying creatures spawned from a laboratory experiment gone unsuitable.

Ubisoft Forward begins at 2 p.m. EDT on Saturday, June 12.

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