Bolivian Government Files Formal Complaint About Ghost Recon Wildlands

by Ben Reeves on Mar 03, 2017 at 08:40 AM

According to a Reuters report, the Bolivian government is unhappy with the depiction of its country in the upcoming open-world shooter Ghost Recon Wildlands, and the nation has filed an official complaint with a French embassy in La Paz.

Ghost Recon Wildlands takes place in a near-future version of Bolivia in which a ruthless Mexican drug cartel has taken over the country and turned it into world’s largest producer of cocaine. Since Ubisoft is a French company, Bolivia's Interior Minister Carlos Romero has asked the French government to intervene in the development of the game, adding that Bolivia reserves the right to take legal action.

In a statement to Reuters, Ubisoft said the game is "a work of fiction" and that "while the game's premise imagines a different reality than the one that exists in Bolivia today, we do hope that the in-game world comes close to representing the country's beautiful topography."

For more on Ghost Recon Wildlands, read our the 22 Things We Learned during our hands-on time, or read up on Ubisoft's upcoming DLC plans for the game.

[Source: Reuters via IGN]


Our Take
While the Bolivian government's stance may seem overblown, we can understand why it doesn't appreciate being represented in a negative light, and we hope this doesn't strain relations between the two governments. We doubt this will delay the game in any way. With Ghost Recon Wildlands set to release on March 7, the Bolivian government hasn't given Ubisoft much time to act.