Today, Ubisoft released their first really solid look at the multiplayer aspect of the upcoming Ghost Recon Future Soldier. Let me tell you, this looks really fun. One of my personal gripes with multiplayer game is that teamwork isn’t essential in all of them. Future Soldier is adamant about having you work with your squad to complete your objective. No rogue soldiers running around thinking they’re Rambo or anything like that. This is something I can get behind completely.
The walkthrough starts off by saying “teamwork equals victory” and that much is prevalent throughout the duration of the video. This plays a heavy role in the game’s “confidence system.” Essentially, when you’re with your team acquiring an objective, the acquisition will be completed much faster. For example, if you have to stay within a designated area to hack a computer, the more members of that are present means the faster the objective will be completed.
Now, this wouldn’t be called “Future Soldier” without their batch of futuristic gadgets and weapons. In the past we’ve seen that our futuristic commandos have the ability to turn invisible. We now get introduced to the new sensor grenades and data hacks. The sensor grenades shows all objects and what appears to be players in within the given radius of the grenade for a set period of time. Making it hard for the opposing team to be stealthy. The data hack is a huge advantageous gadget that can really turn the tide of battle.
Taking down and opponent with a non-lethal attack–via stun gun or stun mine– will enable you to data hack the injured soldier. Doing this provides your team with positional info of the opposing soldiers.
There are also class specific advantages for each soldier. Engineers have the ability to use UCAV (UAV) to flush enemies out of cover and have something called a scope detector which lets the player see when someone is aiming at them; giving them a chance to react and not get shot. Rifleman have upgraded armor and can take more damage as well as have access to the LMG’s (large machine guns). The large machine guns are the only weapons that cause suppression fire on enemy soldiers, effectively taking them out of battle.
Looks like nothing but good can come from the multiplayer side of Ghost Recon Future Soldier. Check out the video below and let us know what you think in the comments.
Ghost Recon Future Soldier is set to be released on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 on May 22nd.