The battle royale genre is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon, with numerous developers choosing to add the mode to their games. At E3, Fallout 76 was the latest game to announce that it will be getting its own version of battle royale in the near future.
Ubisoft has been one of the few developers who have so far sat the battle royale craze out, but they have stated previously that they are looking into battle royale games. As of yet, nothing has come from it, but perhaps Ghost Recon: Breakpoint may be their first game to get the popular game mode?
During a video by YouTuber BigFry, he revealed how an innocent joke he made during a playthrough at E3 elicited a strange response from some of the game’s developers, which may suggest he was onto something.
In his video, BigFry reveals that he was playing with some of the developers when he made a joke asking when’s the battle royale coming to the game. To his surprise, it appears that the developers were caught off-guard by the remark before stuttering their words and stating that ‘PR says we don’t know anything about that’.
In the video, he says, “I made a joke, and I looked over at the two devs that were sitting there, and I was like, so when’s the battle royale coming?
“Both of their heads snapped towards me faster than that, and they were both just like, ahhh…and then one piped up and said, ‘Yeah, PR says we don’t know nothing about that.'”
He went on to say that he felt that the joke hit something, and that their reaction suggested that it is something that could be coming to the game.
Of course, the developers may genuinely know nothing about the possibility of a battle royale mode being added to Breakpoint. However, the developers’ response does seem a bit strange as if it had been decided that battle royale would not be coming to the game, surely they would have been more assertive straightaway that it wasn’t going to happen.
While Ubisoft has yet to announce or even hint at the possibility of battle royale coming to Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, the island of Auora does seem to be the perfect setting for such a mode. After all, it has a number of different biomes that are typical of battle royale games. PC Gamer has even commented on how Auora looks ‘tailor-made’ for a battle royale title.
Given Ubisoft’s comments on the past that they are seriously looking into the genre, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them bring the mode to Breakpoint in an update post-launch. However, until we get an official announcement, you’ll have to take this rumour with a pinch of salt.
You can check out BigFry’s video below and decide for yourself. For the part where he discusses the battle royale, skip to 6m 37s.