Ghost Recon: Wildlands’ New Trailer Is All About the Music

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The video game publisher and developer Ubisoft releases a brand new trailer for its forthcoming title Ghost Recon: Wildlands that focuses on the game’s music.

As of late, the developers for Ghost Recon: Wildlands have been readily promoting the game with plenty of action from the title, such as the recently released Operation Skydive gameplay trailer that illustrated how quickly missions can be completed when players work together. Now, however, Ubisoft has decided to shift gears by focusing solely on the game’s music with its latest video that features the talents of Alain Johannes, a longtime musician and producer from Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, and more, delving into how he created Ghost Recon: Wildlands‘ signature sound.

As seen below in the video from Ubisoft’s US YouTube channel, Johannes declares that the studio’s decision to ask him to be a part of Ghost Recon: Wildlands‘ creation was “a dream come true.” The musician and producer goes on to reveal that music was recorded and composed in reaction to the title’s visuals, and gameplay, in order to create a product that feels more “cinematic” and “intimate.”

Ghost Recon: Wildlands‘ Audio Director Ghislain Soufflet and Music Supervisor Manu Bachet also speak up in the clip to confirm Johannes’ creative process. Typically, both Soufflet and Bachet send composers fixed instructions and detailed documents that structure the game’s themes, tempos, and more, but this time they only showed Johannes screens of gameplay, landscapes, and environments, letting Johannes improvise for a more organic feeling.

Also during the video, Ubisoft makes sure to mention how it did some extra legwork to make Ghost Recon: Wildlands as authentic as possibly by going to Bolivia – the game’s setting – in order to create true-to-life in-game sounds. This additional effort on behalf of the developers is reminiscent of the studio’s decision to train with an elite team of units within the Bolivian army to understand the culture and military procedures of the country in order to make Wildlands as realistic as possible.

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Speaking of realism, Ubisoft recently released a promotional video for Ghost Recon: Wildlands that featured real world actors and a rather curious white cat. Of course, with the game being centered around a group of soldiers infiltrating and dismantling a cartel, the live-action trailer doesn’t treat its subject matter in a joking manner, but the clip does project a dark sense of humor.

Taking all of this into account, it’s not much of a wonder as to why a lot of fans consider Ghost Recon: Wildlands to be one of the most anticipated video games of 2017. Of course, there’s still a way to go before the open world shooter goes live, so it will be interesting to see if Ubisoft can maintain the momentum of fans’ eager interest in the game leading up until its launch.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands is set to release on March 7, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.