Ubisoft’s games, including those in the Ghost Recon series, usually offer multiple ways to accomplish the same goal, if only because the publisher/developer is well known for using the same gameplay hooks across its various games. However, on occasion, the company makes an interesting looking game that, ironically, still takes place in an already established universe. Or, at the very least, within a well known series.
This is all to say that it’s been quite some time since the world got a new Ghost Recon title, and it appears as though Ubisoft decided enough time has passes since the series’ last outing, and it’s high time they released a new one.
During the company’s E3 2015 conference this evening – among other things like Rainbow Six: Siege and The Division – CEO Yves Guillemot returned to the stage towards the end of the show to announce Ghost Recon Wildlands, as well as present the game’s first trailer. And despite the fact that it will be another shooter, it’s putting players in one of the biggest worlds the developer has ever set a shooter in – one that’s been described as “a massive, dangerous, and responsive open world.”
Guillemot didn’t provide any details on the newly announced game (it was actually the show’s closer), but the official Ghost Recon site offers a few bits of info, including the fact that Wildlands can be played solo, or as a four-player co-op group. Judging by the initial trailer, some may expect the game to do away with a militarized group that’s sent on various missions, in favor of a more independent mercenary team, but players are still playing as the US Special Forces team known as the Ghosts. That said, as the game’s title implies, things will probably get a little crazier than previous entries in the series.
From the Ghost Recon website:
In Wildlands, you lead the Ghosts, an elite US Special Forces team, in a deadly fight against the vicious Santa Blanca drug cartel. You are sent behind enemy lines to wreak havoc, destabilize, and eventually break the alliance between the cartel and the corrupted government.
You will have to survive in Ubisoft’s largest open world to date, in massive regions inspired by Bolivia and South America, populated with hundreds of villages, landmarks, and legends. To complete your mission, you will have to make difficult but critical choices: sabotage, interrogation, kidnapping, and assassination are but a few of the options available for you to reach your objectives.
In the trailer above, the Ghosts approach their target’s drug lab, and proceed to complete their task in one of three ways – the Long Range Option, the Stealth Option, and the Ambush Option. Each one plays out differently than the last, with the final results also varying slightly. In one scenario, the main target is left alive to deal with his own brutal consequences.
Ghost Recon: Wildlands is set to come to the PC, PS4, and Xbox One when it releases. Ubisoft has yet to give the game anything resembling a release date – not even a year.