Before we go any further, I just want to say, “You heard it here first!” With that said, if you have listened to all of the .0 shows up to now, you might have heard KemansWar make a prediction about this possibility of turning all the Tom Clancy games into one huge super game. And let me tell you that would be one super game, especially combining games like Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon, H.A.W.X., Splinter Cell, and EndWar.
Now that Ubisoft has the rights to the Tom Clancy series, it seems as if they are trying to strategically combine all the games into one, beginning with EndWar and H.A.W.X. How you ask? If you have played the campaign mission on the EndWar demo, which is now on the Marketplace, you will see a familiar name as your General, Scott Mitchell. He is from Ghost Recon Advance Warfighter. Also in EndWar is the H.A.W.X. unit. They provide missile defense for your units on the ground. H.A.W.X. also ties in Scott Mitchell and the Ghosts in one of the missions. So you can see, this is probably only the beginning. If Ubisoft carefully treats these IPs with love and tenderness like they have so far, you can continue to see the careful overlapping of each other until one day we get the game, or games, that will be connected together so that your buds can create an army to take over the world.
Now let me paint this picture for you. All five of these games have a multiplayer “game link” feature that allows gamers to link up online no matter what Tom Clancy game they are playing. Imagine playing online with four of your buds. You are the commander playing on EndWar, getting an overview of the entire battlefield. Another buddy, playing Splinter Cell, is secretly infiltrating the enemy’s stronghold and sending you updates while also sabotaging the enemies units. Your third and fourth buddies, playing GRAW (future sequel) and Rainbow Six (future sequel), are taking the battle to them on the ground, and your fifth pal, playing H.A.W.X., is engaging in dog fights in the air to prevent the enemy from bombarding your base. Seeing that you are the commander and the only one that has full vision of the battlefield, you have to move your units into battles that they are most suited for. Tell me that wouldn’t be the ultimate war game!
Ubisoft to merge Tom Clancy range into Super Game. Gameplayer (10/16/2008)