Ghost Recon Breakpoint Is Another Epic Store Exclusive

Ubisoft's recently announced Ghost Recon sequel is yet another jewel in the Epic Games Store's crown.

Ubisoft recently spoke with PCGamesN about the upcoming Ghost Recon Breakpoint and confirmed the suspicions of many: it will, indeed, be an Epic Store exclusive on PC.

Of course, it should be noted that no Ubisoft PC game is ever really truly exclusive to any given platform. Even on Steam and Epic, players have to launch their games via Ubi's own launcher, Uplay. As such, the company's PC games are also always available directly through Uplay.

Fans recently got a good look at Ghost Recon Breakpoint and are seeing how it stacks up compared to its spiritual predecessor, Ghost Recon Wildlands.

Breakpoint is essentially a direct sequel, following Nomad to a fictitious island in the Pacific Ocean called Aurora and setting him up against a brand-new foe, Cole D. Walker; Walker is voiced by John Bernthal, of The Punisher fame.

Aurora is a hodgepodge of multiple different ecosystems, from frigid wastelands to lush flower fields, jungles, volcanoes, and pretty much everything in between.

The recent announcement trailer gives a decent idea of what players can expect on the island as well.

It's also meant to test Nomad and crew to their limits. Along with the usual stealth-and-gun gameplay, Breakpoint will include several survival elements to make Nomad's time on the island as memorable as possible, such as the need to eat and drink.

However, players will also be able to choose — and change — unit classes to help give them an advantage for certain situations.

Breakpoint is set to include more content after launch, including endgame Raids and some sort of PvP mode too.

Many developers are switching to the Epic Games Store for their PC launches, including Borderlands 3. It's not too surprising either, given how Epic positions itself in relationships with developers. It's equally unsurprising for Ubisoft, since the company now has a deal with Epic for its future PC releases.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint launches for PC, as well as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, on October 4.

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Josh Broadwell's gaming career began early--1993, to be exact--when he was introduced to the Super Nintendo and Super Mario World. Despite all the magnificent games the SNES and, later, the original PlayStation had to offer, it wasn't until the GameBoy Advance era that he finally discovered RPGs, which quickly became a favorite genre. He holds a BA in history, an MA in history, and is currently pursuing an MA in strategic communication.

Published May. 10th 2019

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