Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is Ubisoft‘s big game for this fall and as such, no expense is being spared in priming fans for its launch. While we’ll have to wait a little longer to see the game in action, a new, high-quality live-action trailer teases a few things gamers can expect from Future Soldier.
The trailer reveals that part of Ghost Recon’s story takes place in Russia. Studio Producer Adrian Lacey calls Russia “a classic Clancy destination. It is such a vast country with many different boarders that it allows the player to experience a large swath of Northern Europe. It also has an important geopolitical status that makes it an interesting story to tell.”
The focus of the trailer is the use of optical camouflage, a piece of technology that does, in fact, exist in the real world. The prominence of active camo has sparked some controversy among long-time Ghost Recon fans, who need to relax and learn to have a little fun in life. This is, after all, based on real life technology that any Future Soldier worth his snuff would use if given the chance. “The real life development prototypes use it to disrupt the enemy’s vision using an array of cameras to film the direct surroundings and project it onto your body armour and clothes,” Lacey explains. The intent is not to make you invisible, but to “break up the players silhouette for the enemies, making wearers a tougher target to aim for.”
The HUD in the trailer is similar to the one we’ll see in game, but has been tweaked somewhat to fit gameplay needs. Those with a keen eye will notice that some characters are labeled with classes in the live-action trailer. This represents different gear loadouts in the game. Lacey promises that these loadouts will be available in single-player, co-op and competitive multiplayer.