After its E3 conference Ubisoft released an official press kit of the newly announced Ghost Recon: Wildlands and there are plenty of goodies for your perusal.
First of all, a batch of screenshots, that you can enjoy in the gallery at the bottom of the post. Then we also get some official info and a FAQ.
Bolivia, a few years from now: this beautiful South American country has become the largest cocaine producer in the world. The influential and vicious Santa Blanca drug cartel has turned the country into a narco-state, leading to lawlessness, fear, injustice, and violence. The cartel is on track to becoming a major underworld power and global threat.
An all-out war is not the answer. A surgical, stealthy, lethal approach is the only way to stop the disease at its source. The Ghosts, an elite US Special Forces team, are sent behind enemy lines to wreak havoc, destabilize, and eventually break the alliance between the cartel and the corrupted government.
Facing an almighty enemy in a massive and hostile environment, the Ghosts will need to make critical moral choices and engage in tough battles to complete their mission – their grittiest and most dangerous operation to date.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands is the very first military shooter in a massive, dangerous, and responsive open world that you can play entirely solo or in four-player co-op.
BIENVENIDOS A BOLIVIA
From the infamous Death Road to the world’s largest salt flat, journey through Ubisoft’s largest open world action adventure game to date. Discover massive regions inspired by Bolivia and South America, their stunning vistas and incredible diversity. Explore the hundreds of villages, landmarks, and legends populating this country in one of the many available vehicles, both on and off road, in the air, on land, and at sea. Immerse yourself in Bolivian culture as you cross paths with inhabitants reacting to their own agendas and to the game’s day-night cycle and
BECOME A GHOST
Lead a team of four Ghosts, the absolute best of the US military. Play either solo or with up to three of your friends online in this gritty adventure as they seamlessly join you at any point in the game. Engage all your military missions in whatever order and manner suits you: stealth, distraction, and tactical or frontal assault always remain possible. Use the new iconic drones to recon the toughest terrains and to tag enemy outposts, or transform them into destructive weapons. Make difficult but critical choices: sabotage, interrogation, kidnapping, and assassination are but a few of the options available for you to reach your objectives. Upgrade and fully customize your Ghost with the experience and loot you gather on the battleground.
MANIPULATE AND FACE THE CONSEQUENCES
Interact with different factions in the game: gather intel from the Santa Blanca cartel, bribe the aggressive Unidad military force, benefit from the local rebels’ resources, or protect the native population. Start inter-faction battles to cause distractions and help you reach your objectives. The world will react differently to each of your choices: unexpected opportunities and threats could arise from any situation, turning into long-lasting and dire consequences. Manipulate the system. Manipulate the unexpected.
E3 2015 – Q&A
What is Ghost Recon Wildlands?
Ghost Recon Wildlands is the upcoming installment of the acclaimed third-person shooter franchise. It is the very first military shooter set in a massive, dangerous and responsive open
world that players can play entirely in 4 player co-op or solo.
Who is Developing Ghost Recon Wildlands?
The development of Ghost Recon Wildlands is being led by Ubisoft Paris, in collaboration with five other Ubisoft studios – Ubisoft Annecy, Bucharest, Montpellier, Milan and
What platforms is the game being developed for?
Ghost Recon Wildands is being developed for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
What is Ghost Recon Wildlands about? Where is it set?
Ghost Recon Wildlands invites players to immerse themselves into the extraordinary underground reality of the drug trafficking world. The game is inspired by the beauty and
brutal reality of South America, notably Bolivia.
The Santa Blanca drug Cartel, the most vicious and well-funded criminal force the world has ever seen, has turned the country into a Narcostate: civilians are suffering from fear, injustice and violence. In Wildlands, the cartel is on track to become a major underworld power and a new global threat for mankind.
The Ghosts, a four-man US Elite Special Operations team, are sent behind enemy lines to create chaos and break alliance between the Santa Blanca & the corrupted government.
What can players expect from Ghost Recon Wildlands?
Ghost Recon Wildlands is the very first military shooter set in a massive, dangerous, and responsive open world that players can play entirely solo or in four-player co-op.
From the beginning of the project, our focus was to put players at the frontline of one of our most famous shooter franchises. The first challenge for the team was to evolve the DNA of the brand – strategy, realism, team play and intensive action – to a massive, living and breathing environment.
Players will be immersed in Bolivian culture and will cross paths with inhabitants reacting to their own agendas and to the game’s day-night cycle and weather system. They will be able to explore hundreds of villages, landmarks and legends populating this country with the many vehicles available, both on and off-road, in the air, on land, and at sea.
Our ambition with Ghost Recon Wildlands is to give players total freedom of action and choice throughout their adventure. Players will be able to manipulate factions in the game, using an extensive set of tools. They will need to anticipate the consequences to their actions and to make difficult but critical choices.
More than anything, players will need to be creative in their approach. In Wildlands, the world is fully responsive and will evolve differently depending on each of your choices. Unexpected opportunities and threats could arise from any situation.
What are you showing at E3?
The E3 demo is played by four live players in co-operation and takes you on a mission to extract a rogue cartel member, in order to gather Intel on its hierarchy. The demo focuses on the massiveness of the world in Wildlands and on the freedom of choice.
We are also showcasing an Announcement Trailer that emphasizes the freedom of choice and the cartel fantasy within our game. The gameplay shown in this trailer is Pre-Alpha
What engine and technology does the game utilize?
Ghost Recon Wildlands is developed on a new proprietary engine.
When is the release date and on which platforms will the game be available?
We will have information to share at a later date, however the game is being developed for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
How long has the project been in development?
We have started working on the game 3 years ago with the ambition to create the very first military shooter in a massive, dangerous & responsive Open World that you can play entirely in 4 Player Co-Op or solo.