If you aren’t fond of pre-order bonuses, pre-order content, collector’s editions, limited editions, season passes or any of that other hullabaloo that surrounds upselling gamers on stuff before the game is even out, then you may as well skip over this post unless you came here to check out the new trailer for Ghost Recon Wildlands.
Ubisoft dropped a two and a half minute trailer over on their YouTube channel featuring some of the vehicular combat, the open world environments and some poetic voice-overs to help get gamers in the mood for the upcoming title. It doesn’t look bad.
One of the things I would have loved from the game is a sense of actual exploration, having a simple navpoint and then getting there all on your own; no help, no on-the-ground markers, no giant hands pulling your character along the way. It would also be cool if actual traversal is a thing – having to travel and trek through the harsh environment would be a real change of pace from the way games are typically handled. However, casual gaming is the name of the game these days and I doubt Ubisoft would actually make exploration and hiking a challenge.
The trailer promises some really cool imagery and some potentially exhilarating combat, but a lot of it will depend on how polished the whole thing is before release.
Ubisoft also wasn’t shy in doling out six different versions of the game. A standard version, a Collector’s version of the standard version, a Deluxe Edition, a Collector’s version of the Deluxe Edition, a Gold Edition and a Collector’s version of the Gold Edition.
The Deluxe Edition only comes with a couple of guns, emblems and character customization features. The Gold Edition comes with everything from the Deluxe Edition plus a season pass. The Collector’s version of each of them comes with a 10.5 inch statue and some posters.
You can scope out the details on those versions over on the Ubisoft store. No release date has been set for Ghost Recon Wildlands but it’s expected to arrive for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One before 2016 is out. You can expect to see more of the game at this year’s E3. Let’s hope it doesn’t get downgraded too badly.