A Ghost Recon Wildlands companion documentary has been made that will tell of the real world subtext behind the game, talking about South America’s struggles with the drug cartels that have brought so much violence to those areas of the world, such as the cartel in the game that you will be taking down.
With all of the money that many people around the world spend on drugs like heroine, cocaine, and other such illicit substances, it’s no surprise that a lot of cartels have sprung up. Many of these cartels are powerful, and in more rural places of South American countries like Bolivia, Mexico, and other places, hold a great deal of influence over society, providing employment, money, and of course drugs to the communities around them. Some cults have even sprung up due to the violence, which we get to see in at least one mission.
These cartels also hold a great deal of influence in the police and governments of these countries, resulting in a large amount of police corruption, to the point where some cartels are able to assassinate government officials in broad daylight with no repercussions. With the huge amount of influence that the cartel in the Ghost Recon Wildlands game has, not to mention the military faction helping them, it’s no wonder some cartels hold a lot of power.
The Ghost Recon Wildlands companion documentary includes voices from both sides of the law to give viewers a fairly even-handed look at the conflict. However, considering one is the legitimate government and the other is a bunch of upjumped drug-dealers, who’s in the right will likely be clear to begin with.
Ghost Recon Wildlands will be coming out on March 7 worldwide on the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC. The Ghost Recon Wildlands companion documentary will be available to watch on March 6, so you can at least make a difference in the war on drugs in the game when that comes out in March on the above consoles.