Ghost Recon 3 PC Smiles on GRIN, Title Confirmed?

The GRIN Website (thanks Frans) has word that this Swedish developer (BANDITS: Phoenix Rising) is at work on the PC edition of Ghost Recon 3, which follows a previous mention that they were "working with Ubisoft to develop the PC version for the upcoming installment of one of the publisher’s major brands." Scrolling over on this wacky page reveals the following announcement, which also seems to confirm recent reports (story) that Advanced War Fighter, or actually Advanced Warfighter, will be the game's subtitle:
Official announcement STOCKHOLM - June 23 2005 - Today, GRIN is proud to confirm that they are developing the PC version for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter™. Working in close collaboration with Ubisoft's studios, GRIN is delighted to bring its expertise to the next installment on Windows® PC DVD-ROM of the smash-hit squad based shooter franchise.

GRIN has strong experience in military applications (they started developing software for the armed forces). They distinguished themselves in developing groundbreaking technology; GRIN made the first game to feature pixel shaders in cooperation with Nvidia for the launch of the GeForce 3.

For more information on Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter™, visit the game's official website: http://www.ghostrecon.com
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Jun 25, 2005, 00:30
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Jun 25, 2005, 00:30
 
They said the same thing about Ghost Recon 2 and we all know how well that one turned out.

No, they said that they were taking extra time to ensure that the port didn't feel half assed, not that they were developing a whole seperate game.

Could Ghost Recon 3 conceivably be cancelled? Sure any game can. Could Ghost Recon 3 potentially suck? Sure it could, especially with a developer with such a spotty track record. That's not however what I'm arguing against. All I am saying is that Ubi has announced that the PC version will be a seperate game that is designed specifically for the PC audience. That was stated when GR3 was announced and when GR2PC was cancelled.

You all seem set to demonize Ubisoft. Yeah, Rainbow 6 and Ghost Recon have shifted from a primarily pc focus to a primarily console focus, which blows. Ubisoft does seem to be going out of it's way, at least in comparison to other major publishers, to make sure the PC audience at least gets something designed specifically for them.

This thread has the requisite bitching about Ghost Recon 2's cancellation. My opinion was that was an intelligent decision on Ubisoft's part. GR2 PC was going to a port nothing more, albeit a port with redone texture and the like but still the same core game and gameplay. The PC audience was complaining to no end about the changes made to GR2 and would most likely not have bought and enjoyed the game. Ubisoft was left in a position of either launching GR2: The Console Port, cancelling GR2 PC, or scrapping what they had and redesigning GR 2 for the PC. My guess would be that everyone here would have preferred the third option. GR3 however was right around the corner and PC users would've ended up getting their GR2 well after the console playing world had played and gotten tired of GR3. Ubisoft therefore made the decision to make a PC specific version of GR3 that could be released in a reasonable (relative to a PC redesigned GR2) amount of time.

Now, does all of this mean that GR3 PC will be a good game that lives up to GR1? No, of course not and I would never argue that. What it does mean is that Ubisoft's marketing department realized that GR2 as is was not going to be a hit with the PC market so they made the decision to launch a PC specific GR3. The fact of the matter is that PC gaming is increasingly becoming irrelevent in the major publishers eyes. While Ubisoft isn't giving us fully what we deserve it's still giving us something, which is a lot more than EA would do.

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Jun 24, 2005, 22:09
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Jun 24, 2005, 22:09
 
Just like they developed GR2 for the PC as well I bet, then pulled out after the xbox sales lagged. Zero confidence vote here.

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Jun 24, 2005, 21:46
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Jun 24, 2005, 21:46
 
It's already been confirmed that the PC version will be entirely different from the XBOX version, akin to the difference between R6 3 on PC and on XBOX.

You will have to excuse me if I don't exactly put a lot of credibility into Ubi/RSE pronouncements regarding the PC versions of their games anymore. They said the same thing about Ghost Recon 2 and we all know how well that one turned out.

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Jun 24, 2005, 19:48
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I'm thinking GRIN will be simply handling the Xbox360-to-PC porting duties, nothing major.

It's already been confirmed that the PC version will be entirely different from the XBOX version, akin to the difference between R6 3 on PC and on XBOX.

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Jun 24, 2005, 18:50
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Jun 24, 2005, 18:50
 
Deus Ex is one of my all time favs right next to System Shock 2

Funny, SS2 is my favorite PC game of all time. Deus Ex is #2. The rest are all 15 years old

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Bandits was a pretty sweet game.

Agreed. I still have it loaded on here and play it on a periodic basis. Damn fun game.

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Jun 24, 2005, 17:32
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Jun 24, 2005, 17:32
 
Advanced Warfighter? That has to be the worst tag line since Warrior Within.

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Jun 24, 2005, 17:16
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Jun 24, 2005, 17:16
 
On the subject of Deus Ex:IW I think the game wasn't as bad as it was made out to be. It WAS a disappointment since it felt like such a step back from the first one. Taken on its own, it was a pretty good game, imo.

On the topic of ports in general, all I can say is you better get used to them, because sometime in the near future 75% of what we play on the PC is going to be ported from consoles. Imho, of course.

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Jun 24, 2005, 17:12
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Sorry about that StealthR6, I fixed my first post about it. And, you are correct, Deus Ex is one of my all time favs right next to System Shock 2. Back when porting to a console wasn't even considered.
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Jun 24, 2005, 16:31
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Jun 24, 2005, 16:31
 
This announcement is scary, developing GR3 is a big burden on their shoulders for sure, their track record is not too impressive, at all...

I'm thinking GRIN will be simply handling the Xbox360-to-PC porting duties, nothing major.

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Jun 24, 2005, 16:17
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Jun 24, 2005, 16:17
 
Deus Ex was great, Deus Ex II was the problem, please don't never talk bad about one of the greatest PC games ever.

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For the love of God!
Jun 24, 2005, 15:07
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For the love of God! Jun 24, 2005, 15:07
Jun 24, 2005, 15:07
 
Please, no more console ports! Were begging you, make it a real PC game this time. Even Warren Spector knows now what a mistake it is making a console game and porting it to the PC, ala Deus Ex 2.


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Jun 24, 2005, 14:44
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I'm hoping it even SHIPS for PC.

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Jun 24, 2005, 14:25
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Jun 24, 2005, 14:25
 
Bandits was a pretty sweet game. Only problem is after a while it got insanely hard even on the easiest difficulty. But it was good.

How well they can pull off Ghost Recon is anybody's guess.

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Ghost Recon is dead
Jun 24, 2005, 14:25
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Ghost Recon is dead Jun 24, 2005, 14:25
Jun 24, 2005, 14:25
 
Ubi/RSE killed it to satisfy the console crowd. Time to move on

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Jun 24, 2005, 14:24
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Jun 24, 2005, 14:24
 
As Stephen mentioned, they made Bandits: Phoenix Rising, which was a mediocre game.
Bandits is a pretty damn good game especially in multiplayer. It's wheeled vehicular combat is better than stock UT2004's due to the great diversity of weapons and even the control and physics feel a little better. The engine used in Bandits runs well and looks good. Admittedly the single-player game is lack-luster and the dialog is laughable at times especially due to the translation to English.

But, Bandits is certainly worth the $10 or so it is selling for if you can find it.

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Jun 24, 2005, 14:22
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These guys also made Ballistics.

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Jun 24, 2005, 14:17
 
Well, its a console game being ported over to the PC, what do you expect?

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Jun 24, 2005, 14:02
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Jun 24, 2005, 14:02
 
As Stephen mentioned, they made Bandits: Phoenix Rising, which was a mediocre game.

This announcement is scary, developing GR3 is a big burden on their shoulders for sure, their track record is not too impressive, at all...

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Jun 24, 2005, 13:50
 
Sounds like a flight sim
Who are they....what have they done in the paste. Please dont make GR3 suck, thanks! Arcade/console = bad, sim = good.

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