The Ghost Recon series has always been one of my favorite gaming franchises, and now Ghost Recon: Wildlands is set to change things up a bit with its new open world setting.
Ubisoft has released a new single-player walkthrough for Ghost Recon: Wildlands, the tenth installment of the franchise. Now, many may fondly remember the Ghost Recon games as futuristic squad-based shooters with somewhat linear gameplay. Ubisoft want’s to change this tried and tested formula with Ghost Recon: Wildlands by giving players free reign in a wide-open new world. The open world of Bolivia is infected with cartels that need stopping and you and your team-mates could be just what the doctor ordered. It’s up to you and your team to take out these cartels and bring peace to Bolivia. How you plan to do this is completely up to you.
Ghost Recon: Wildlands is scheduled for release on March 7 (on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC), and Ubisoft is still taking signups for a beta planned for some time before launch.
Do you think the open world setting is what the franchise needed?
Ghost Recon: Wildlands is set in Bolivia, which has become increasingly unstable as the Santa Blanca drug cartel gains more power and influence to the point where Bolivia has become the world’s largest producer of cocaine. The rise in power of these drug cartels concerns the United States Government, as Santa Blanca’s influence has begun to spread beyond Bolivia. As a result, the United States Army dispatches an elite special operations unit called “the Ghosts” to destroy the cartel and reveal the connection between Santa Blanca and the local government.