Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is set to launch on May 22nd, and Ubisoft is pulling out all the stops when it comes to the game's competitive multiplayer game modes.
Ubisoft Red Storm Creative Director, Tommy Jacob, has put together an insightful walkthrough of some of Ghost Recon's finer points when it comes to multiplayer. The game features a host of innovative features as well as some tried and true game mechanics that players are going to want to familiarize themselves with before jumping into the action on May 22nd.
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is all about using the most advanced technology possible, in conjuntion with smart tactics, to win the battle for your team. Players are able to utilize a Coordination system to give you the fastest route to your objective and your teammates. This allows players to stick together with their team, by following the illuminated path directly to them or the current objective. UAVs are also available to pilot from the ground and call out enemies for your teammates.
The ultimate weapon that players have to work together, however, is the datahack. If players use non-lethal measures to take down opposing players - a stun gun, for example - they will be able to hack their enemies' intel. This will give your entire team positional information on enemy players, including a red silhouette that appears through walls and other obstructions. Ghost Recon: Future Soldier's multiple classes are designed to complement each other. For example, engineers can utilize a UCAV - an unmanned aerial drone - to sneak up on enemies and rain death from above. Riflemen, on the other hand, are equipped with heavier armor and can take more damage before they fall. Scouts have a camouflage system that renders them nearly invisible to the naked eye and undetectable on heat detection radar, such as that used by aerial drones.
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier hits shelves on May 22nd and will be entering beta this month. For more information, jump on over to the forums and check out http://www.ghostrecon.com/.