‘Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Phantoms’ Now Available on Steam

Ubisoft has announced that the formerly-known third-person shooter Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online can now be downloaded – free of charge, of course – via Valve’s digital distribution software, Steam. Its newest title? Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Phantoms.

The publisher’s online incursion into the Ghost Recon series has done more than merely change its name, as Phantoms also brings a new background story, user-interface, as well as a new chapter and weapon designs for all classes. Additionally, gamers can also fully customise their weapons and characters. Finally, three maps have also been enhanced, now sporting a new lightning system and level redesign.

“Steam is always a cornerstone of the distribution strategy of any PC tactical team-based game like Ghost Recon Phantoms. The additional exposure we are getting through Steam will further increase our already 5-million-strong user base,” said Corey Facteau, producer.

Taking a look behind-the-scenes, Phantoms‘ matchmaking system has also been improved, so that newcomers will be pitted against players of the same skills and level equipment.

In addition to the servers in Europe and North America, Ubisoft has also opened new ones in Asia, Australia, and South Africa.

“The launch trailer is an accurate portrayal of the new DNA of the game. Sleeker, more refined and looking better than ever, it showcases the new character design in a map that our veterans know very well, the Xinyi District. The intense action sequence is just a peek into the intense combat of the game and reinforces the Ghost Recon Phantoms belief that by fighting as a team, you prevail,” Corey Facteau explained.