Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Impressions

The battlefield of tomorrow takes shape in Ubisoft’s new shooter.

During its E3 press conference, Ubisoft showed off the first gameplay of the latest game in the Ghost Recon series, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. Like the teaser trailer for the game, the demo showed that stealth plays an important role, as it appears that all members of your team have access to an active camo system. Indeed, the demo even started with one of the ghosts walking up to an enemy soldier and performing a point-blank stealth kill with his firearm. From there, we got a better glimpse of the environment--a northern European coastline that appears to have fallen victim to some catastrophic attack. Buildings are falling apart, and the ocean looked drained, leaving boats, buoys, and other objects sitting on the beach.

As it turns out, the ghosts can use these objects as cover. And they do so to move in on their targets, which they can identify using the new cross comm system. Once they see their target's position, they move forward on the beach, toward the dock, and closer to the intended target (whom they have to capture alive). The ghosts stay in their camo and move just underneath the dock where they take out an enemy sitting on the dock and another enemy sitting in a machine-gun nest. It's worth pointing out that the second enemy has thermal vision, so theoretically he could have seen the ghosts if they were in his line of sight. As the demo continues, the ghosts move quietly past several enemies and make their way to the area above the docks where the target is.

Here we find out that they have to use some teamwork to take the target alive, because he's surrounded by what appear to be Russian Spetsnaz soldiers. The team of ghosts splits up--some head to the left behind a Hummer, and others head to the right. We see the main ghost soldier sneak up on his target, and just as he's about to grab him, his teammates take down all three enemy soldiers at once with some precise shooting.

With that sequence complete, we got to see a different type of battle on the same beach. A ghost sniper takes position in a building overlooking the beach. From there he sees an enemy helicopter airlifting some equipment into the area, but before the pilot drops off his cargo, the sniper kills him. This causes the helicopter to go spinning out of control and presumably crash. In this same battle, we get a glimpse of the cover system. Ghosts can move from object to object with some fluidity, but you can't stay in one place for too long--it appears that objects are destructible, so enemy fire makes short work of them.

Fans of previous games in the series should be pretty excited, and we're especially interested to get our hands on the game to see how smooth the controls are. We’ll have more on Ghost Recon: Future Solider from the show floor.

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Discussion

35 comments
thaoimage
thaoimage

I've been a fan of this series since the first one... can't wait for this one to ship...

Kristophski
Kristophski

Very promising; shaping up to be one of the best Tom Clancy games.

kris912
kris912

cant wait, will pre order soon

wwlettsome
wwlettsome

Sounds like it could be great. Looking forward to it.

unc386
unc386

can't wait. ubisoft and the clancy name never let me down.

Crunk_Gutta
Crunk_Gutta

is it aswell First Person? on the demo it goes first person when shooting

kingmav222
kingmav222

Really looking forward to this game now, definitely going to be buying it.

DeMoN_SouL_666
DeMoN_SouL_666

one of the best games i saw at E3 so far, i really wasn't expecting the gameplay to be like this so i was overlooking it. but now... ohhhh im so interested. this game, Killzone 3, and Black Ops are now at the top of my Shooter list.

Earth11277
Earth11277

I hope that pc version is good as console

Real720
Real720

Hopefully, we'll be able to disable the horrendous third person view.

samswet
samswet

I hope they pay homage to the Metal Gear Solid series-- they have been utilizing this concept for 12 years now. Nevertheless-- an amazing looking game.

Franzkill
Franzkill

As someone has just said kinda sad how this was the only impressive thing I've seen from E3 thus far but come on Ubisoft. No news of when the beta is coming out and no BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL 2 NEWS WTF?

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

i am just happy as there is 4player co-op in this game

Axelander999
Axelander999

@FoxtrotDG don't you mean so far? Because if it were so, I would agree. Microsoft only showed casual games, 10 seconds of MGS: Rising gameplay, an unimpressive Gears of War bit of gameplay (which OMFG, IT HAS COLORS) and a video of Halo Reach which no one cares about (because it's single-player). On the other hand, Dead Space 2 and Medal of Honor look awesome but other than that...

snaketus
snaketus

Why not Usa? Russia again boring. But still gonna play this with my bro.

commander1122
commander1122

not china? or north korea.....why alway russia?

Anqai
Anqai

Russians... again

bumbum1991
bumbum1991

E3 2010 is just getting HOTTER AND HOTTER! I CANT WAIT TO PLAY!

FoxtrotDG
FoxtrotDG

Easily the most impressive game at E3 by far !! I was put into a daze with how awesome it looks !!

Spitz6860
Spitz6860

this game is turning out way better than i anticipated, only regret is that i didn't see shoulder mounted rocket launchers in action.

taplok
taplok

One of my most anticipated games!

DeltaSpirit
DeltaSpirit

where do i preorder. the game looks great

Virendra2
Virendra2

krymsonreign Thnx For Sharing

HaRdNiPs
HaRdNiPs

can't wait until you guys post something new. ghost recon series are good but i hope this ghost recon takes it to a new level. just to add there's a missing word after grab. lol

rodss
rodss

i love this game, i just hope a pc version same as the consoles cuz i didnt like the GRAW 1 and 2 pc versions

Virendra2
Virendra2

Looks Great hope the controls are tight this time