Quelling all rumors, Ubisoft has announced the much awaited Far Cry 4, which is scheduled to release on November 18 in North America and November 20 in Europe, on platforms including Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC.
Just as the initial rumors suggested Far Cry 4 is indeed set in Kyrat, a fictional Himalayan region supposedly ruled by a ”Despotic, self-proclaimed ruler”(the guy in pink). Executive producer Dan Hay said Ubisoft Montreal has collaborated with Ubisofts Toronto, Kiev, and Shanghai studios, as well as Red Storm(of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier fame) for development on Far Cry 4, Further explaining their motives, Dan says “ We wanted to take the franchise to the next level and create a game that will surprise and exceed fan expectations.” As usual Ubisoft has remained tight-lipped on any more updates in this regard (although we’ll see more in E3, scheduled in June). As expected from any Far Cry game,this title will offer players a variety of weapons and vehicles, as well as a wide variety of wild animals in a new redefined setting, providing room for emergent stories.
As one of the perks of pre-ordering Far Cry 4, you’ll receive a “free upgrade to the Limited Edition which includes Hurk’s Redemption, a series of three action-packed single-player missions featuring the popular character Hurk from Far Cry 3’s DLC.The Limited Edition also includes Hurk’s signature harpoon gun called ‘The Impaler’.”
EXPECTED GAMEPLAY ELEMENTS
Based on rumours, bloopers and ideas placed by our fans since the inception of a FAR CRY 4 idea, We have decided to put together some elements which we and our fans feel, were missing in Far Cry 3 and should be a part of Far Cry 4 :
You may have noticed a lot of empty and broken vehicles parked here and there in Rook island. Its simple, you just have to hop on a vehicle or blowtorch it, then you’re good to go. Now following the announcement, the game is set to be located in the Himalayas, a montane region with sparse vegetation, rough terrain with an unforgiving climate. You can’t expect your everyday car or a casual class jeep to take you around, so this offers plenty of opportunities to explore new ways of travel like helicopters, Ski’s and maybe even a ropeway. So we expect Ubi to have a few surprises for us in this case.
2) Melee Combat System
Far Cry 3 had a well acclaimed combat system, which involved melee takedowns and strikes against the red shirted pirates and animals alike. But it had its drawbacks as there wasn’t much of a variety in combat style and one had to fight the way, the game wanted you to fight.. We hope Far Cry 4 has a more unique and creative combat system, where we could fight in the best way – OUR WAY !!
Quit the stereotypes, dawg !!
Every game happens to story with the following:
1) White hero
2) Traditional natives with a heavy South American Accent
3) Black women in tribal costumes
4) Crazy foreigner who happens to help us in the subtlest way possible.
Time to start afresh, we wouldn’t wanna spend our Christmas playing with the same type of characters. Its high time Ubi molds something unique, to set it apart from the rest.
4) Consistently paced storyline
Apart from the setting and gameplay, the Far Cry franchise has been accredited for one of the best story lines with a mystic tinge. Although Far Cry 3 didn’t fail in the story line, it had one major drawback, the death of the villainVaas, right in the middle of the game. After his death, our fans claimed that the “game had slowed down.”
Now this is exactly the thing our fans don’t want to see in Far Cry 4. They want a fast paced, “holding you to the edge of the seat” feel throughout the game. So we expect a consistent suspense thriller story line from this game.
5) Better side missions:
This was probably the biggest Far Cry 3 fail for our fans.They felt that they hardly did any of the hunting or assassination missions because after a couple of times standing around in a wood trying (and mainly failing) to shoot a simple goose (A pack of other animals attack you, once you complete the goose butchering), In a short scale, everyone’s response was “It was boring. Either make it interesting or drop it.” So we expect a better choice of side missions in this title.
Concluding the possibilities, we must wait and hope for the best. Because this is only one of the surprises Ubisoft has announced this year.