Speaking to CVG, Ubisoft's Theo Sanders said of Ghost Recon games on PC: "We knew it was a platform we wanted to come back to. However, until recently, the retail market for PC made it difficult to invest in a big, dedicated product." He went on to explain the move to create Ghost Recon Online, which will be Ubisoft's first proper crack at the free to play way of doing things, is down to exciting new "online business models": "The emergence of online business models has brought back the opportunity to produce something dedicated to PC fans, rather than just ported multiplatform content."
So that's good. You can apply for the Ghost Recon Online beta over here.