Ubisoft released a live action trailer for the new Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands game coming this spring. The trailer has it all, guns, drugs, a beautiful Bolivian landscape, and a bad guy so badass he has more face tattoo than Mike Tyson. So you know it's gonna be going down.
It's a pretty well made trailer. That being said, you don't see many game developers putting out trailers like this.
Why Live Action?
There haven't really been many live action trailers for too many games be it in the past and even recently, it's never been that big of a thing. But this trailer showcases exactly why live action trailers are awesome and in a lot of ways better than something that's rendered in-game or animated. Not only do these trailers make you feel like you're looking at a million dollar production, but it looks less artificial and it shows how committed they are to the image they want to convey with their game.
Although you would think a trailer that would have had in-game footage might have been a better trailer by giving a measure of how the game looks, controls, and sounds as well as reinforcing how much of the game they have finished at this point. That's true, but I imagine Ubisoft liked the live action route better because of looks and maybe they don't want to give away too much of the game yet. Though Ubisoft has put out a single player gameplay walkthrough showing off many aspects of the game, other companies may feel that the best way to hype their game would be through limited view into the development and a live trailer could be the thing that does it.
But for those who absolutely want the gameplay, here is the 20 minutes of the single player gameplay done on the PS4.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands is coming out March 7 on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4.