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Ghost Recon on Wii U Will Have In-Game Purchases

by Daniel Mousseau and Neal Ronaghan - March 19, 2012, 9:52 am EDT
Total comments: 5

The cheap or potentially free downloadable shooter on Wii U will have DLC.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online, which is coming to Wii U around the system's launch, is slated to have in-game purchases, according to a member of the development team.

The game is currently in beta on PC, and shows off a store lets you buy new items with in-game currency that you can earn while playing or you can buy "Ghost Coins" with real-world money. According to our source, this will be nearly identical to how it works on the Wii U.

The developer didn't mention many specifics about the controller, but did make the point to say that you'll be able to hot-switch your weapons and gear between respawns, which is a likely use for the touch screen on the Wii U controller.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online is currently in beta testing on PC. It's been in development on Wii U since approximately March 2011. You can read our E3 2011 preview and impressions for more info.


EnnerMarch 19, 2012

Having the Wii U game be the same free-to-play structure as the PC version would be nice for parity. I doubt Nintendo would let that fly so I expect there will be a US$10-15 base pack or something. It would be interesting if you could download and play the game for free on the Wii U. Ghost Recon Online would be one of the first, if not the first, free-to-play games to have a home console version.

BlkPaladinMarch 19, 2012

It had a possibility to fly. All they would have to do is give Nintendo a cut of of the store proceeds. Though if there is a retail version (disc) there will have to be money involved.

DanielMDaniel Mousseau, Staff AlumnusMarch 19, 2012

Well if it ends up being a retail game, then I can see them giving you some "Ghost Coins" to start off with. Kind of like what EA did with Battleforge.

TJ SpykeMarch 19, 2012

Didn't Ubisoft confirm that it would be a downloadable game for $10 on Wii U?

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