Gaming NewsMar 3, 2017 at 10:22a PSTby luckie

Bolivia ready to take legal action against Ghost Recon: Wildlands

As you probably know, the upcoming open-world action game Ghost Recon: Wildlands is set in Bolivia, which, for the sake of story, is depicted as controlled by drug traffickers. Guess what? The Bolivians don't like it.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands features a fictional modern-day story set in Bolivia controlled by a drug cartel. How do you think the real-world Bolivian government feels about that? You’ve guessed it, they aren’t too happy. Actually, they formally asked the French government to intervene before they take legal action. “We have the standing to do it [take legal action], but at first we prefer to go the route of diplomatic negotiation,” said Bolivian Interior Minister Carlos Romero to reporters via Reuters.

In a response shared with Reuters, Ubisoft explained that just like all other Tom Clancy’s games Ghost Recon: Wildlands is “a work of fiction" and that “Bolivia was chosen as the background for the game because of its magnificent landscapes and rich culture”. Although this isn’t the kind of answer that is likely to satisfy Bolivian authorities, it is highly unprobable that any court would rule Ubisoft to change the content of their game or pay a compensation. After all, we’re talking about pure political fiction and not a work that claims to convey any true events.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands is going to launch on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 next week, on March 7, 2017. By the way, there is a new trailer showing off some visual fireworks that Nvidia is going to provide for the PC version of the game: