Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands: The popular tactical shooter game series from Ubisoft, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon, is about to get a tenth instalment next year. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands was announced back in 2015 as the first game in the series to feature an open-world. But that’s not all that is special about the game. The upcoming title will also be the very first in the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon series to be set in contemporary times since the 2001 original. The plot is an intriguing and relatable one where we will see the Special Ops team called the Ghosts take off to Bolivia, the hub to a sinister and ruthless drug cartel headed by an enigmatic mastermind.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Release Date and Beta Testing
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is scheduled for release in March 2017. Before that, it is impossible for fans to know details about the gameplay, although Ubisoft has made us sample just how well it will look. However, there is good news for those who want a shot at playing the game before it releases in March next year.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has announced an open beta testing for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands sometime in the first quarter of 2017. The timeline is a little vague, so we can’t really guess when the developer plans to put out the open beta, especially given the fact that the game itself will see its release in Q1 of 2017. But the whole point of the commonly practised endeavour of rolling out beta versions before launching is to get players feedback and implement changes where they are necessary based on the response. It’s also a great way to ensure ample hype before the game launches.
Moreover, Ubisoft has also announced that the open beta will be followed soon after by a closed beta, which makes us think that perhaps the enthusiastic can get their hands on the open beta sometime by January 2017.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands: What to Expect
According to reports, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands‘ map is expected to be up to three times larger than Rockstar’s GTA 5. The terrain will feature a host of landscapes ranging from mountains to forests, along with deserts and salt pans. The game will take the player across all of these environments, and navigation will be aided by every kind of modern vehicle fathomable.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands will also have a deeply researched story with well fleshed out characters. The developers had earlier released a few videos that discussed the upcoming game’s creative process, in which they revealed how they had travelled to Bolivia to explore the drug scene there, spoke to real life drug lords, trained with special ops teams, and even travelled to the CIA HQ to get additional details, all to lend authenticity.
From what we have seen of the gameplay, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands will have an action-packed gameplay with a solid narrative. The weapons and artillery featured in the game are akin to what is used by the militaries from all over the world, along with some original equipment. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands will also have a dynamic day and night system, and the main story will be accompanied by several side missions.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands come out on March 7, 2017 for the Microsoft PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Check out the E3 reveal trailer below.