We are just as surprised as you by Ubisoft now coming out with this information. Usually having professional authors or celebrities apart of a game would be the first thing you heard about it. Now less than a month away from Ghost Recon Wildland’s release, Ubisoft revealed some mighty talent behind the title’s narrative. To be more precise the New York Times bestselling authors, Don Winslow and Shane Salerno. The former is responsible for novels like The Cartel, The Power of the Dog, and Savages. Salerno on the other hand is working with the James Cameron on the Avatar sequels and on the film adaption of Winslow’s The Cartel. Ubisoft’s goal was to make a grounded and believable war story.
“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 Nouredine Abboud, Senior Producer, Ubisoft. “As fans of their work, we knew that Don Winslow and Shane Salerno would be the perfect team to help us keep the game rooted in reality while keeping the game’s core entertainment experience.”
“I’ve written about drug cartels for more than twenty years and together with my writing partner Shane Salerno have brought that knowledge to the story, scenes, characters and dialogue found in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands,” Winslow said.
“I’ve been a Tom Clancy fan ever since I first read The Hunt For Red October,” Salerno said. “It was a real thrill to work on this game with the team at Ubisoft, who are incredibly passionate and committed to delivering the best gaming experience possible for fans.”
Here’s hoping this fresh take on plots in video games brings a gritty realism to the Ghosts’ tale. Above all though, let’s hope it’s an enjoyable one. Ghost Recon Wildlands launches for the PlayStation 4 on March 7th and be be pre-ordered here. If you’re itching to get a sneak peek on the open world, tactical shooter you can check out our preview impressions here. Let us know if you’ve read any of Winslow’s or Salerno’s work because we want a sneak preview ourselves!
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