Ubisoft have announced that the bestselling authors from the New York Times, Don Winslow and Shane Salerno, have joined forces with the company that will in turn create a cartel-themed narrative for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands.
As for their accolades, Winslow is the number one bestselling novelist on an international scale for The Cartel, The Power of Dogs and Savages. Meanwhile, Salerno is considered one of the most sought-after writers within the film industry, working with the likes of James Cameron on the Avatar films, whilst also working on The Cartel, which will be an adaptation of Winslow’s novel alongside legendary filmmaker Ridley Scott.
Nouredine Abboud, Senior Producer at Ubisoft, stated the following on the matter: “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands presents a first for the series with our massive open world that can be explored freely. With this amount of freedom, we wanted to bring in top talent to create a believable cartel organization and story,” “As fans of their work, we knew that Don Winslow and Shane Salerno would be the perfect team to help us keep the game rooted in reality while keeping the game’s core entertainment experience.”
The two novelists will offer their services in regards to their knowledge of the international drug trade and storytelling skills. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands will launch on March 7th, 2017.