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Ghost Recon Demo Shows Off Synchronized Takedowns

by Jeff Marchiafava on Jun 06, 2011 at 12:40 PM

After giving players a brief look at Ghost Recon: Future Soldier's Kinect support at Microsoft's press conference, Ubisoft showcased the 4-player gameplay of its co-op  mode.

As four Ubisoft reps made their way through the war torn village of the demo, mission information popped up in the environment, similar to recent entries in the Splinter Cell series. However, the on-screen intel didn't stop there: The game features augmented reality-like icons and information that appear over weapons and mission critical objectives and locations. The added info helped the players differentiate between friend and foe, which will come in handy, as the warzone was littered with civilians, including an NPC performing CPR on a lifeless body lying in the road, and another woman hiding inside of a shack. When one of the players walked up and performed a stealth kill on a nearby enemy, the soldier seamlessly put his finger up to his lips, signaling for the woman to remain silent. 

Much of the gunplay seemed catered to co-op, with players lining up and timing attacks with their squad mates. Silently taking down enemies is difficult enough when you're playing alone in most games, but luckily Future Soldier provides some nifty tools to help you out. These include a cloak that renders you nearly invisible, and a small drone that players can launch into the air and control with ease.

The gameplay looked pretty straightforward -- we'll have to wait until we get some hands-on time with the game to see if Future Soldier can compete with other shooters on the market. For more on Future Soldier's Kinect support and gun customization, check out our previous story from Microsoft's press conference.

Microsoft also showed a trailer for Ghost Recon Online, a free-to-play PC game announced last month. Ubisoft revealed that Ghost Recon Online will be linked to Future Soldier, allowing players carry over achievements between the two games. Players can sign up for the Ghost Recon Online beta right now at ghostrecononline.com.