Finally, after more than 5 years of development, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is launching today. The development team wishes to thank all the Ghost Recon community members who brought us their support, shared their feedback and their love for the franchise with us.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is the first military shooter set in a massive open world that you can play entirely up to 4 players in co-op or solo from beginning to end. With Bolivia as your playground, the team managed to create an authentic experience, both in terms of setting but also game experience.
From the beginning, the development team had in mind to work closely with the community. During the pre-production phase of the game, the Ghost Recon core team got in touch with Mattshotcha, an avid community member, in order to determine what the community expectations were for a new iteration of Ghost Recon. Then, the community team got closer to several community members and invited them to the Paris studio before the announcement of the game. They were also invited on many other occasions to discover the dev team’s vision for Ghost Recon Wildlands, and gather feedback to improve the game. In addition to these Community Workshops, the team kept in touch with this group of fans in order to improve the game in several areas.
Of course, the community team kept a close look at our official forums and subreddit to regularly share the community feedback with the dev team. Players’ feedback were all examined with a watchful eye to see if they corresponded to the dev team’s creative vision. Some choices were difficult to make, but were still taken in order to preserve the right balance of the game.
With our group of community leaders increasing, we were able to organize two more workshops. One to share with them the game’s improvement since its announcement in June 2015, and a third to introduce them to our Adversarial mode. We will share more information on the latter in the upcoming weeks.
Please find below a non-exhaustive list of all the improvements that were made to Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands following community feedback:
We added more outfits, more camos, more customization elements.
We added more guns, more options, more cosmetic details like dynamic aging
We added a smooth cover system following community feedback after our technical test
We made the missions replayable and improved the mission unlock system when playing co-op
We improved the character controls, notably when shooting over the shoulder or hip fire
We improved the driving of the vehicles (this is still ongoing)
AI behavior (teammates)
We implemented an order system in alignment with our vision of not needing to micro-managing your teammates
AI behavior (NME)
We improved the enemy AI behavior
We added an "Extreme" difficulty mode in order to satisfy our most hardcore players
We added tons of options regarding the game HUD, including the possibility to totally deactivate it
The PC version of the game was built by a passionate team of hardcore PC players. For more information, please read our dedicated article .
Ghost Recon Network
The whole design of the Ghost Recon Network has been made following workshops and calls dedicated to this subject
Ghost Recon HQ App
We asked our team of community leaders what they would expect from a companion app for Ghost Recon
Disabled gamer option
Following requests coming from our disabled community members, we enabled controller mapping on the PC version, as well as improved our UI to make it more color blind friendly
And of course, our Adversarial mode is a pure answer to community request . We will let you know more about this free update in the weeks to come.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands will benefit from several game updates in the upcoming months. We will share the details with you of these updates when time comes.
The development team wishes to particularly thank all the players who helped us during this amazing journey in Bolivia: Mattshotcha, Rocky, I.T.K 5, Cortexian, Deosl, Ulukai, AI Bluefox, SuperBiscot, Digital Hitmann, Petracat, AmperCamper, Iceycat, Muddvain, Gam3 Ov3r, S.V., and Pinky. We also do not forget all our community members on the official forums and subreddit, and the whole Ghost Recon community!
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is now available on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC. Thank you so much for your continued support.
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