We don’t know about you but everyone here at Xbox One UK is excited to see how well the Ghost Recon: Wildlands closed beta plays when it becomes available to a lucky few Xbox One owners tomorrow.
While clearly happy to use the murky subject matter as a source of entertainment, Ubisoft also appear keen to remind us that while taking on the global drugs trade and South American drugs cartels in a virtual world can be a lot of fun, there is a far darker real life war that the game takes inspiration from.
“Wildlands” is a documentary commissioned by Ubisoft that is presented by Rusty Young, (author of the best-selling book, “Marching Powder”) and is being released as a companion to the Ghost Recon game. It tells the story of numerous individuals on each side of the war on drugs, from a Cartel Hitman with hundred’s of kills to his name to DEA agents who have been attempting to halt the flow of cocaine from Bolivian drug cartel’s.
There is no news yet as to when the film will be released however we have the cinematic trailer as released on the official Ubisoft Youtube channel for you below.
One of our resident Twitch streamers, Chris Nis will be streaming his efforts in the closed Beta from 9pm on Friday 3rd February. You can find our Twitch page at https://www.twitch.tv/officialxboxoneuk
What do you think of the approach by Ubisoft? Should games developers raise awareness of real world issues they parody in games?