With Ghost Recon Wildlands just less than a month away, Ubisoft announced that the critically acclaimed writers Don Winslow and Shane Salerno were part of the writing team for the game’s narrative. Winslow is the award-winning and #1 internationally bestselling novelist of The Cartel, The Power of the Dog and Savages. Salerno is a huge name in the film industry, as he is currently working with James Cameron for the future Avatar sequels. Salerno also co-wrote Winslow’s Savages film adaptation, which was directed by Oliver Stone.
Ubisoft has set out to create a fun and immersive open world experience, while still being able to keep it grounded in reality. Ubisoft has also stated that this is their largest open world to date. “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands presents a first for the series with our massive open world that can be explored freely. With this amount of freedom, we wanted to bring in top talent to create a believable cartel organization and story,” said Ubisoft Senior Producter, Nouredine Abboud.
Winslow’s knowledge of drug cartels based on previous work helped craft the game’s scenes and characters. Wildlands takes place in the country of Bolivia, in a sort of “what if” scenario where a drug cartel took over the country and turned it into a narco-state. Winslow and Salerno used research from real life cartels in order to create authentic version of the fictional Santa Blanca Cartel as well as the cartel’s boss, El Sueño. Salerno has admitted to being a huge fan of Tom Clancy’s work and said he an absolute blast working with Ubisoft Paris.
Fans looking to get a closer look at Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands and the Santa Blanca cartel before the game’s launch, can watch the debut of Ubisoft’s live-action promotional video, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands: War Within the Cartel, on Ubisoft’s Twitch channel (www.twitch.tv/Ubisoft) on February 16. To RSVP for the livestream premiere of War Within the Cartel, please visit ghostrecon.com/rsvp.