Ubisoft's free-to-play third-person shooter Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online will soon enroll in Steam's Early Access program, the publisher announced today.

Originally released in 2012, Ghost Recon Online has seen frequent updates in recent months as developer Ubisoft Singapore responds to player feedback. The team plans to use Early Access to further refine the experience as it builds toward a worldwide launch.

Ghost Recon Online is available now via Steam Early Access in Canada. A worldwide release is coming this spring.
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TOM CLANCY'S GHOST RECON ONLINE® LAUNCHES ON STEAM EARLY ACCESS

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – January 14, 2014 - Today Ubisoft announced that Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online is coming to Steam. Since its launch, the tactical 3rd person shooter has evolved significantly with the help of its four million registered users. Players contributed their time and feedback to improve and refine the unique gameplay and team experience provided by the game, which allowed Ubisoft Singapore to continue developing Ghost Recon Online to make it the polished game that players now experience. Steam Early Access kicks off today in Canada and the game will be available worldwide this spring.

"Bringing Ghost Recon Online to Steam has been our goal since the game's inception," says Corey Facteau, Producer at Ubisoft. "We took the time necessary to reach a quality level that can go head to head with the best online games available today before releasing on Steam. As the top shooter for gamers who enjoy team gameplay, we have also seen our audience expand to include MOBA fans, who comprise fifty percent of our user base. To ensure a seamless transition to the new platform, we will use Early Access to fine tune the Ghost Recon Online experience before releasing it to the rest of the world."

Play Now, Play Free at www.GhostReconOnline.com.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.