New Ghost Recon Causes Actual Diplomatic Incident

New Ghost Recon Causes Actual Diplomatic Incident

Ghost Recon Wildlands is, for most of us, a video game. For the governments of France (home to publishers Ubisoft) and Bolivia, though, it’s now a cause of national beef.

Wildlands, which is set in a fictional version of Bolivia where the country is controlled by Mexican drug cartels, has upset the South American country’s government so much that it has “filed a formal complaint with the French embassy” over its depiction in the game.

Reuters reports that Carlos Romero, Bolivia’s interior minister, has “asked that the French government intervene, adding that Bolivia reserved the right to take legal action.”

“We have the standing to do it (take legal action), but at first we prefer to go the route of diplomatic negotiation,” he told reporters.

Ubisoft, in their defence, say that the fictional video game is indeed a work of fiction, issuing a statement to Reuters that says “While the game’s premise imagines a different reality than the one that exists in Bolivia today, we do hope that the in-game world comes close to representing the country’s beautiful topography.”

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