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Ghost Recon: Wildlands Open Beta Begins Thursday



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Ubisoft has kept details of Ghost Recon: Wildlands scarce, however, players will have the chance to find out plenty more when an open beta launches later this week.

Arguably one of the most anticipated games of the year, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands open beta will begin Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 6:00 AM EST and will last until Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 6:00 AM EST. The opportunity to be a beta tester is available to all PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One gamers who sign up via Ubisoft’s website.

Like its predecessors, Ghost Recon: Wildlands is a tactical shooter with an emphasis on teamwork and the presence of increasingly difficult opposition. New to the Ghost Recon series, however, is the open-world aspect, which Ubisoft is known for doing through its Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry franchises. Players may choose to tackle their missions solo or go co-op with friends online. A player’s solo play is uploaded to their online play when they sync up with friends, so progress is never lost when switching from solo play to co-op.

Set in Bolivia, South America, Ghost Recon: Wildlands tells the tale of the Ghosts, a US Elite Special Operations team, who are deployed to take down the Santa Blanca Mexican drug cartel in a lawless land where the government is corrupt.

The first title in the Ghost Recon series was released in 2001 for Microsoft Windows, with ports made available for Mac OS, PlayStation 2, and Xbox in 2002. Over the last sixteen years, the series has gained popularity with fans for its combat (modern and futuristic warfare) and riveting storytelling. The last entry in the series was 2012’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, which OnlySP’s Damien Lawardorn scored 7/10, calling it “a delight for anyone looking for an immersive, diverse, gameplay-driven third-person shooter experience”.

Following the completion of the Ghost Recon: Wildlands open beta, the game is set to release on March 7, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

OnlySP will be keeping an eye out for more information on Ghost Recon: Wildlands as it is released. To stay up-to-date, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


Sci-Fi Adventure Tether Back in Development, Demo Released




Freesphere Entertainment has announced that Tether is back in active development, almost a year after it was put on hold.

Alongside the announcement, the team has finally released the prototype version of the previous incarnation of the project for free on According to the announcement, the decision to release the demo came because “it seemed silly to have years of hard work sat there for people who worked on it to not get any recognition.”

The post also suggests that Freesphere has gone back to the drawing board for the project, saying that it is seeking to reduce the scope of the story and hinting at a “new direction.”

The demo is a long time coming, as creative director Mark Gregory first told OnlySP late last year that it would be made available as part of a larger interview discussing some of the problems and struggles faced by the team members, which included underfunding, a lack of publisher interest, and personal burnout.

For anyone unfamiliar with Tether, the sci-fi adventure promises to tell the story of a mother trapped aboard a space station while on a mission to prevent environmental collapse. While the premise raises echoes of the ‘walking simulator’ format, the game was quite ambitious, featuring time manipulation mechanics, a reactive AI enemy similar to Alien: Isolation‘s xenomorph, and immersive sim elements. How much of that will be retained in the new version remains to be seen.

OnlySP’s Amy Davidson has already pledged to trial the demo as a future entry in the Friday Freebies Club, which this week will examine \SPEK.TAKL\, so watch out for that.

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