Ubisoft has not had a great 2019. One of the reasons for this was the poor performance of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint. The game launched to mixed reviews and was filled with bugs, in addition to including loot boxes. Suffice to say, it did not live up to the success of its predecessor. Well, it seems that the publisher working hard at turning the game’s current narrative around.
In a post called “Moving Forward” published on Ubisoft’s website, the publisher provided a summary of what the title has been through and what the future entails, stating the following: “Our first priority is to improve the technical state of the game. We know many players had a difficult time with game bugs and unexpected stability issues at launch and we are making every effort possible to address these issues as soon as we can.” They also confirmed that some of the changes are coming soon with an update due in mid-November.
Another criticism the game faced was the inclusion of microtransactions. Everything players can acquire in-game can also be bought with real money, wreaking havoc on the game’s economy. The publisher stated that they are working on making adjustments to address these issues using feedback from players as a guideline. Ubisoft also promises to make Breakpoint “more radical and immersive” and will fix the decisions that resulted in “polarized reactions and discussions.”
Ubisoft hopes that these changes will increase sales for the game, which has caused the delay of three major titles the publisher had in the pipeline. Hopefully, they are able to turn Ghost Recon Breakpoint into a product everyone is happy with.