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Ubisoft explains why Ghost Recon will appear on Steam Early Access


Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online publisher Ubisoft has said that it will use Steam Early Access in order to 'fine tune' its game further.



It seems to be an increasing trend to buy a game before it's complete using Early Access. In fact titles such as Rust and DayZ have already sold very well, while Bugbear also got in on the act with its unfinished Next Car Game (we purchased that one so will let you know how it plays).

"Bringing Ghost Recon Online to Steam has been our goal since the game's inception," producer Corey Facteau said of Ubisoft's decision to bring its game to early access. "We took the time necessary to reach a quality level that can go head to head with the best online games available today before releasing on Steam.

"As the top shooter for gamers who enjoy team gameplay, we have also seen our audience expand to include MOBA fans, who comprise fifty percent of our user base.

"To ensure a seamless transition to the new platform, we will use Early Access to fine tune the Ghost Recon Online experience before releasing it to the rest of the world."

So what do you think of this new trend? Is it good? Does it make you feel like you are contributing to the game? Let is know your thoughts.

Edited On 16 Jan, 2014

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Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Like Ubisoft needs an excuse to give us an unfinished game.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I like Early Access but as long as you clearly state that it is Early Access
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
Man how i wish i had a PC.
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Just seems like the latest fad to me last year we had kickstarters this year seems to be early access some will be good some will crash and burn. One thing I would like to know is if you do early access do you have to buy the finished game again or do you get it free as you paid for early access.
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 3 years ago
I think you get the game at the early access price, kind of a thanks for taking part/helping
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beeje13 3 years ago
Because its still cheaper to sell the game at a lower price than pay actual QA testers.
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Did Ubisoft ever have QA testers?

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