Ghost Recon Wildlands: Should Ubisoft Include PvP?

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Ghost Recon Wildlands is one of the hotly anticipated games for next year. It is an open world tactical shooter game that will be available on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is expected to be released next year on March 7.

Now, it is still in its development phase and fans have been vocal about wanting a PvP mode for it. A discussion over at the official Ubisoft website have fans going back and forth if the game needs to have a PvP mode or not.

In an earlier article, it was hinted that Ghost Recon Wildlands would likely have a PvP mode but Ubisoft is saving the details for a later date. This was first reported by GameInformer. In the Ubisoft forums though, UbiKeeba, a community manager responded to a query concerning whether there will be a PvP mode included in the game when it is released. UbiKeeba responed, on August 5, 2016, that they had not announced anything about PvP yet. This have some fans worried.

If Ubisoft though plans to include PvP, it should make up for some things.

The Ghost Recon franchise is usually known for its realistic dynamics and gameplay but early snippets of it have fans worried about it being arcade-ish. Also, the game does not have a snap-to-object cover dynamics which leaves players crouching behind objects for cover. In addition, early peeks into the game seemed to have revealed that their is no stamina system yet in place. All of these compounds to a run-and-gun shooter like counter-strike. This deviates from the tactical third-person shooter genre.

As pointed out though by Jerome De Los Santos in an article, a PvP mode would stray the game from its narrative. The game focuses on the takedown of the Santa Blanca drug cartel in Bolivia. To do this, the United States Army commissioned an elite special operations units called ?the Ghosts? to break the Santa Blanca cartel down and reveal their connections with the local government. He pointed out that story-wise, it would make no sense whatsoever to have small covert special operations units fighting each other. It is more nonsensical that their battles will be set in the backyard of the Santa Blanca cartel in Bolivia.

Stay tuned for more Ghost Recon Wildlands updates.

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