The diverse landscape of Bolivia is host for the latest Ghosts story in Ghost Recon: Wildlands. We don’t know much about Wildlands outside of it being an open-world game, but it looks great. Not as good as the original, but are we surprised?

Ghost Recon will always be one of my favorite franchises. Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfare (GRAW) was where I cut my teeth in Xbox Live multiplayer. How will multiplayer work in Wildlands? Now, that’s a part of the game we know absolutely nothing about.

Obviously, Ubisoft is emphasizing co-op. “Play with your friends anytime, anywhere. Recruit some backup or join another Ghost’s game and you’ll maintain all your missions and character progression,” reads the official website. Want to tackle the game by yourself? The other three squadmates will be made up of AI. You’ll be able to order them around as you please.

I don’t mind open-world multiplayer, but not at the expense of traditional multiplayer. I hope Wildlands offers both, or at least traditional multiplayer. Use the open-world to influence map design, but please don’t give us only open-world multiplayer. And if you have to go open-world with it, give us something along the lines of Battle Royale (ARMA, H1Z1). Let’s just cross our fingers for ‘regular’ multiplayer and hope for the best.

A big world means a big list of vehicles

Ghost Recon Wildlands vehicles

Bolivia’s diverse landscape means we’ll be tackling it across more than 60 vehicles. Ubisoft teases land, air and sea vehicles in the description for the trailer.

The trailer highlights a few of these – dirt bikes, dune buggies, small boats and armored vehicles.

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands releasing this year?

Ubisoft also revealed the collector’s edition today. Seems early if the game is coming next year, doesn’t it? We also know Ghost Recon: Wildlands will have a season pass. From the product page via the Ubisoft store (emphasis mine):

Get the ultimate Ghost Recon Experience with the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Gold Edition, which includes the base game + Season Pass subscription giving you access to two major expansions, as well as all of the premium content included in the Deluxe Edition.

A placeholder release date of 2016 is also given. Outside of For Honor, I can’t think of any big Ubisoft releases coming later this year. Reports indicate Watch Dogs 2 is also on the way, but even then there would still be room for Ghost Recon: Wildlands. We won’t know for sure until E3, but I think there’s a good chance Wildlands is coming this year.

What do you think of the trailer? Are you in the mood for another open-world Ubisoft game? Let me know in the comments.

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