Ubisoft has created some of the most exciting IPs this generation. From Watch Dogs to Grow Home, the publisher has done everything they can to stretch what a game can be. One of their upcoming IPs, Ghost Recon Wildlands, will be releasing this spring, but there is still a lot to learn about the title.
Ubisoft’s new shooter will be geared more towards online, multiplayer gameplay. Co-op is a feature that’s been accentuated, as players can play with up to three other players online. However, many people have been wondering if Ghost Recon Wildlands will have an offline experience.
Single-player gamers can rejoice as Wildlands will have a Solo Mode that supports those without an internet connection. In an exclusive interview with We Write Things, Nouredine Abboud, who is a senior producer on Ghost Recon Wildlands, detailed the upcoming game’s Solo Mode.
“When you are online, you will be able to play the entire game with up to 3 other players in co-op, from the tutorial until the very last mission. However, the game is also entirely playable solo and offline with 3 AI Ghost teammates. An order system will help players communicate in co-op mode, but is also used to give commands to AI teammates in solo mode.
“Sync shot is one example of these orders. The Sync shot is one of the most important actions to stay stealthy in Ghost Recon Wildlands. You can mark an enemy for your team – up to four enemies can be marked. Fire when ready to complete a sync shot, eliminating all the targets at once,” Abboud said.
The sync shot will be crucial to players trying to stay in cover, perhaps as they try to infiltrate an enemy base. It’ll be interesting to find out what other commands gamers can give friendly AI. Also speaking to us was Eric Couzian, who is the creative director on Ghost Recon Wildlands. He confirmed to We Write Things that weapons will not be level-locked.
“You can unlock skills when you level up, search the cartel’s facilities, steal resources from cartel convoys, help Rebellion, etc. You also gather equipment by exploring the world. But you can use the gear found no matter what! We don’t have traditional game rules such as ‘You can’t use this weapon before you reach that level.’ We do not limit this.
“You can earn skill points and gain experience to level up. You can gain skills allowing each player to craft the perfect Ghost for their playstyle. The game progression is completely open. Everyone will have a different experience,” Couzian said.
Ghost Recon Wildlands will launch on March 7, 2017. The game will be available for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Stick around here at We Write Things for more from our interview with Ubisoft.
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