Last week, apropos of nothing, Ubisoft revealed the latest Ghost Recon title in their long line of Tom Clancy-branded military shooters. Unlike previous games, Ghost Recon Frontline did not have a single-player focus, but rather fashions itself as a free-to-play battle royale. Its announcement earlier this month had mixed reactions, but was accompanied by the salve that players would soon be able to get their hands on a closed test and judge hands-on.
That closed test has now been indefinitely delayed.
We have an important message regarding Ghost Recon Frontline's Closed Test. pic.twitter.com/ne1VgOLMJF
— GRFrontline (@GRFrontline) October 13, 2021
“We have decided it is best to postpone the Closed Test for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Frontline,” an image posted to the official Ghost Recon twitter account reads. “The development team is dedicated to creating the best experience possible.”
It is unclear why Ubisoft chose to cancel the test until an indefinite time, but the lack of enthusiasm around the game’s debut may have contributed to it. The French publisher is no stranger to delaying games for quality issues, such as the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time remake or, well, most of their portfolio over the last two years. Either way, people looking forward to the battle royale will have to wait a bit longer.
Ubisoft is also still under fire from its own employees for a culture of abuse and harassment that staff has expressed has not been fully addressed. The company has largely tried to publicly duck any actionable agendas or acknowledgements since the story broke in 2020.