Ubisoft has announced that they’re ending all updates and development on Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint. The company put out a statement yesterday thanking fans for their support, confirming that the game will no longer receive any new content going forward.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint originally launched in 2019 to a mixed reception from fans and critics. The open-world was praised for its visuals, but the live service model was panned along with its gameplay design choices. After three years of being on the market, it looks like Ubisoft is finally closing the book on Breakpoint.
The full statement regarding Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s cancelled development reads:
“The last four months marked the release of our final piece of content: the brand new Operation Motherland mode, tons of new items including 20th anniversary iconic outfits and Quartz items for Ghost Recon Breakpoint. We will continue to maintain our servers for both Ghost Recon Wildlands and Ghost Recon Breakpoint and we truly hope you will continue to enjoy the game and have fun playing in solo or co-op with your friends.
From the entire Ghost Recon team, we want to thank you again for your continued support and love you have for the franchise. The feedback you’ve given for Ghost Recon Breakpoint has been instrumental and will help shape the future of the franchise.”
In October 2019, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot cited Ghost Recon Breakpoint‘s poor critical and sales performance as the reason why they chose to delay titles like Watch Dogs: Legion and Rainbow Six Extraction.
However, despite all development and updates ending, Ubisoft has promised that the game’s servers will remain operational for the time being.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint was also the centre of controversy when they unveiled blockchain-based NFTs for the game, leading to a swift retaliation from the gaming community. Those plans didn’t seem to pan out too well for Ubisoft, it seems. Hopefully, Ubisoft can steer clear of drumming up any future drama by learning from Breakpoint‘s errors and side-step them.