Far Cry 4 was announced this morning (May 15th) by Ubisoft, famous for franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Tom Clancy games and Far Cry. It is being developed primarily by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with Red Storm Entertainment, a Ubisoft studio, Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Shanghai, and Ubisoft Kiev. It is scheduled to be released on November 18th 2014 in the US…oh, and by the way, it is set in the Himalayas.
Players will be able to experience Kyrat, a vast and dangerous territory of the Himalayas that is ruled by a self-appointed and oppressive king. As we have come to expect with the Far Cry franchise, players will be able to navigate the massive open world environment with a large assortment of vehicles, wreaking havoc with an equally as large arsenal of weaponry, and this time, there will be rideable elephants.
This is the next installment of the Far Cry franchise following the highly successful Far Cry 3 which was released in 2012. FC4 appears so far to not be a direct sequel, but more of a separate story happening within the new Far Cry universe, just as FC3 was a non-direct sequel to FC2.
“Following the success of Far Cry 3, we wanted to take the franchise to the next level and create a game that will surprise players and exceed fans’ expectations. Given the unique setting, we feel Far Cry 4 will stand out as a top first-person shooter and we’re eager to reveal more about the game in the coming months.” – Dan Hay, Executive Producer.
According to Ubisoft, customers who pre-order Far Cry 4 receive a free upgrade to the Limited Edition of the game which will also include “Hurk’s Redemption”. This is a series of three action-packed single-player missions featuring the popular character Hurk from Far Cry 3’s DLC, it will also add Hurk’s signature harpoon gun “The Impaler” to the game.
More info will be coming out at E3, for anyone interested. Tune into Ubisoft’s Media Briefing for an exclusive first look and more information about the game!
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