The Bolivian government is more than aware of the content and theme of UbiSoft’s upcoming Ghost Recon: Wildlands and has now filed an official complaint with France
According to Reuters, Bolivian Interior Minister Carlos Romero said that a formal letter of complaint has been sent to the French embassy in Bolivia calling for the French government to “intervene”. He also states that Bolivia “reserved the right to take legal action”.
Romero added, “We have the standing to do it (take legal action), but at first we prefer to go the route of diplomatic negotiation.”
Rueters received a response from Ubisoft who said the game was a work of fiction and diplomatically added that Bolivia has “magnificent landscapes and rich culture” which is why the country was chosen as the backdrop for the game.
Ubisoft went on to say, “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.”
The French embassy has yet to respond to a request for comment.
It’s unlikely that anything will come of this, there’s not much the French government can do and Ghost Recon: Wildlands is due out very soon. The Bolivian government was most likely looking to make sure everyone knows that Bolivia is not some kind of drug ridden hellhole operated by drug cartels. It does, however, produce a lot of cocoa leaves.