Bolivian Government Bitching Against Portrayal in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Ubisoft managed to piss off a touchy Bolivian government with Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands.

on March 2, 2017 4:18 PM

Apparently the Bolivian government doesn’t appreciate seeing the nation portrayed as an area controlled by drug cartels, and sent a complaint over to the French Embassy.

Interior Minister Carlos Romero said Bolivia demanded an intervention from the French government against the portrayal of the South American nation in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands, adding that the nation could take legal action if France and Ubisoft do not comply.

“We have the standing to do it (take legal action), but at first we prefer to go the route of diplomatic negotiation.”

It’s relevant to mention that Bolivia is indeed the world’s third-largest producer of coca leaves, used to produce cocaine, beaten only by Colombia and Peru.

Below you can check out a tweet from the official account of the Bolivian government, showing Romero complaining to the media during a news report.

Ubisoft told Reuters in a comment that the game is “a work of fiction” and that Bolivia was selected as the setting of the game due to “magnificent landscapes and rich culture.”

“While the game’s premise imagines a different reality than the one that exists in Bolivia today, we do hope that the in-game world comes close to representing the country’s beautiful topography.”

At the moment, it’s unknown whether the French government will do anything about this or not, or if the Bolivian administration will end up really putting its thread of legal action in motion.

As of now, all we know that the game will launch on March 7th for PS4, Xbox One and PC, whether Bolivia likes it or not.

 /  Executive News Editor
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