Ubisoft’s free-to-play Ghost Recon Phantoms might have bad music, a partnership with Deezer suggests. The publisher just announced a deal with subscription-based music platform Deezer.com for the launch of Phantoms. It seems like an utterly random partnership, making me wonder if the in-game music is so offensively bad that players will need to listen to other tunes.
Players who reach level 30 with one character will receive a three month subscription to Deezer Premium for free from April 10th to June 30th.
“Free-to-play gamers are natural users of online music. With this partnership, we want to give them access to a very high-quality service and we want to provide them with a more integrated entertainment experience. Ubisoft has already published several games revolving around music, but this partnership with a free-to-play shooter brand is to our knowledge a first,” said Corey Facteau, Ghost Recon Phantoms Producer.
There’s probably a reason that it’s never been done before. When you think of F2P shooters, you usually don’t think of music platforms.
“This partnership with Ubisoft is a marvelous opportunity to create synergies between two complementary forms of entertainment. Music and games make a great pair and we believe this innovative offer will help users access a more complete and fun entertainment experience,” said Axel Dauchez, CEO of Deezer.
Now, if there was a genuine synergy, then you could colour me intrigued. Imagine a large music platform being integrated with a game, where the tracks and music genres change depending on what you’re doing in the actual game. A bit of heavy metal when there are lot of explosions, some Celine Dion to encourage those tears when you lose - that, I could get behind. But this is just a free subscription.
Here's the list of countries where the deal is available.