The always-online requirement that shipped with Ghost Recon: Breakpoint last month has been a thorn in the backside of many of its players, to the point where nearly a third of a recent Ubisoft survey contained responses requesting for its removal. Those still playing the game, who have now been treated to the title's first raid for free, are having their thoughts taken into consideration as part of Ubisoft's commitment to fixing and improving the experience, as a new blog post states that the team is investigating whether the requirement can be removed altogether.
Fans have been promised more news on the subject in the new year, with the studio saying: "Due to its scope, the remaining top result will require more investigation. Please look forward for more information on this topic by early next year."
This request is just one of many the community has asked for, which includes AI teammates, the removal of gear score, enemy AI improvements, and more story content. Ubisoft is said to have fixes and tweaks coming that will address all of these issues. However, it's clear that completely scrapping the online needs of the game poses the biggest task of all to Ubisoft. While you'll only ever see other players in the experience's hub area when playing the single player portion, these multiplayer-focused roots must clearly dig deeper than what meets the eye.
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