Ubisoft is preparing for a big Ghost Recon reveal, with a world premiere event being streamed later today, Thursday, May 9. It all begins at 11:30 AM PT, which is just a few minutes away as of this writing; you can find the exact start time zones for your timezone below. You can watch along live in the stream above or at the official Ghost Recon website.
It’s looking likely this event is meant to reveal a new Ghost Recon game called Breakpoint, which was leaked by a retailer following the event’s announcement. If that’s accurate, we can expect to get a look at a Wildlands-like co-op action game. We’ll know for sure very soon. [Update: The event is ongoing, and Ghost Recon: Breakpoint has indeed been confirmed. Stay tuned for more details.]
The event teaser was light on details, but it doesn’t appear to be tied to Ghost Recon Wildlands. That game launched in 2017, and it has been supported with a steady stream of downloadable content and live events ever since. In fact, Wildlands just received another dose of content last week. That piece of content centered on Major Cole D. Walker, a character played by Punisher actor Jonathan Bernthal.
Ghost Recon World Premiere Start Times
- 11:30 AM PT
- 2:30 PM ET
- 7:30 PM BST
- 4:30 AM (Friday May 10) AET
The timing of this event is conspicuously close to E3, where Ubisoft has a press conference scheduled for Monday, June 10. Scheduling a reveal event now could either set the stage for a more in-depth look at E3, or just give the company more time to focus on other parts of its lineup.
Wildlands received a mixed reception at launch but has fostered a devoted following through continued support. Ubisoft has shifted toward long-term support for many of its games, including multiplayer titles like Rainbow Six Siege and For Honor along with single-player games like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
“As only the second open world game in the Clancyverse, Ghost Recon: Wildlands is a middlingly safe tactical shooter and a slightly wasted opportunity given the ambitious scope of its seemingly boundless map,” Miguel Concepcion wrote in GameSpot’s review. “While its main strength is its mission diversity, it doesn’t take long to lose the motivation after reaching El Sueno’s doorstep. Even with a foursome of highly trained friends, Wildlands eventually reveals its diminishing returns. The feeling of positive immediacy and dopamine hits begin to wane sooner than you expected from a game with such a large and diverse world.”