The Ghost Recon series will soon make its return as Ubisoft announced Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands during this year’s E3 Expo. Wildlands will take place in an open world environment, a first for the series, and tasks players with dismantling the Santa Blanca drug cartel:
Set a few years from now, Ghost Recon: Wildlands lets players lead a team of Ghosts, a four-player U.S. Elite Special Operations unit, on a covert mission to eliminate the Santa Blanca drug cartel, an underworld power and growing global threat within Ubisoft’s imagining of an incredibly beautiful, yet dangerous Bolivia. Ghost Recon: Wildlands takes place in the largest and most diverse action-adventure open world Ubisoft has created to date. With hundreds of villages and well-known landmarks, local legends and various factions and regions, players venture into a vast world with which to interact and explore. The Ghosts’ upgradable skills, along with a vast arsenal of weapons, vehicles and drones, will help them take down their almighty enemy.
The trailer embedded above gives you a good idea how the game’s open world will work. The four members of the team (solo players will get AI companions) can approach the hideout of “White Hat” in many different ways. They can do it quietly with a long range sniper shot, get in close and take him hostage, or go in guns blazing. Other options will surely be available as Ubisoft is promising “complete flexibility” in how players execute missions and complete objectives.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands is in development at Ubisoft Paris for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. A release date wasn’t announced, but the publisher recently gave us a quick peek at the inner workings of the game’s open world on the UbiBlog.