Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands: Watch 9 minutes of gameplay footage
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands looks set to make more than a few changes to the long-running tactical shooter series. First announced at E3 2015, the game takes place across a vast open-world area of Bolivia in the not-too-distant future. The country has become the world’s leading cocaine producer, with the fictional Santa Blanca drug cartel running the show. Will you be solving this national problem with community-sourced solutions and long-running political legislation?
Like heck you will.
At E3 2016, developers Ubisoft showcased a new cinematic trailer and a sizeable amount of gameplay footage. Check them out below.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands: At a glance
- The tenth instalment in the Ghost Recon series, and the first to feature an open-world setting.
- Set in Bolivia, dropping its predecessor’s futuristic time period.
- Players will be able to use a range of vehicles, including dirt bikes and dune buggies, to explore nine different types of terrain.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands: Gameplay
The overall aim is to take down the Santa Blana drug cartel, but as the reveal trailer illustrates, Ghost Recon Wildlands will offer up multiple ways to tackle individual missions. In the trailer, for example, three different routes are shown: a long-range parachute-and-snipe job, a close-quarters stealth-and-stab job, or a let’s-run-in-and-shoot-everything approach.
The new open-world setting will have a large role to play in all this. Ubisoft has said there will be nine different types of terrain, including deserts, mountains and jungles – each with weather systems and day-night cycles. To make your way across the various landscapes you’ll have access to a range of bikes, cars and buggies. There will also be side missions, which is a series first.
Encouragingly, players of the alpha version of the game say Ghost Recon Wildlands breaks Ubisoft’s standard open-world mold – jettisoning the capturable towers that have become a predictable mechanic in the Far Cry and Assassin’s Creed series. Ubisoft has said that there will be hundreds of towns and landmarks to discover across the map, as well as customisation options for your teams weapons, gear and looks – because no one cares more about fashion than burley soldiers.
Other players can drop in and out of your team, bringing a co-op multiplayer aspect to the game. If you don’t want to play online, there’s always the option to play with the game AI.