The Ghost Recon franchise has been on hiatus, with Ghost Recon: Future Soldier impressing everyone at E3 last year, then hiding for pretty much a year. Today, Ubisoft has announced that it will be jumping into the free-to-play arena with the storied franchise. Ghost Recon: Online is a free-to-play, third person tactical shooter that will be playable on the PC. A closed beta for the game was announced and scheduled for this summer, with the free game launching worldwide in the second half of 2011.
Ghost Recon Online is going to be modeled after other free-to-play games on the market, it will give players the option purchase premium items for their characters and personalize the Ghost Recon Online experience. The Ghost Recon Online site just opened up, and is accepting applications for the closed beta.