Ubisoft is “Psyched” to Reveal Far Cry 4

Following the success of Far Cry 3 and its spinoff title, Blood Dragon, it comes as little surprise that Ubisoft would want to develop yet another full-fledged Far Cry gameā€”or Far Cry 4, to be precise. Though the studio has yet to make any official announcement about the next game in the series, Ubisoft MArketing & Sales VP Tony Key says that the publisher is “psyched” to reveal information about the game in the near future.

Speaking to GameSpot, Key said that the company is keen on making another Far Cry game and that the success of Far Cry 3 has ensured the continuation of the series. Far Cry 3 sold six million units, far beyond Ubisoft’s sales expectations.

“We’re totally psyched from [Far Cry 3],” said Key. “It’s a great brand, and now it’s got the recognition it deserves, so we’re clearly going to make another one: more on that soon,” he said.

Key also explained that the next game will be just as open in its environment as its predecessor as it’s what gamers want.

“I think open world can represent the future of, you know, gaming, and that’s where we’re investing huge portions of our resources – because we believe that that is what consumers want,” he said.

“They don’t want linear; they want open [world],” he said. He however concluded that “there’s always going to be a place for linear experiences.”

Beyond Far Cry 4, the publisher is also developing other open-world titles, including two which they plan to release later this year, Watch Dogs, and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

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6 Comments on Ubisoft is “Psyched” to Reveal Far Cry 4

Axetwin

On July 13, 2013 at 11:23 pm

As long as they can make the open world experience of FC4 feel just as good yet entirely different from FC3, then it’ll be a success. Otherwise, people will just refer to 4 as 3.5 because it’ll just be more of the same and that’s something we gamer DON’T want.

David Cook

On July 14, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Just please don’t f*ck up the multiplayer as bad as FC3…

gasmaskangel

On July 14, 2013 at 7:57 pm

I hate to paraphrase Yahtzee. While I respect him more than I do a lot of game journalists, I rarely agree with him. That said I hope triple AAA games do go more in a non-linear open world direction because it really is what they’re best at.

psycros

On July 15, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Open world? WHAT open world? The whole thing is as linear as it gets. You leave the tiny mission area and the game starts screaming at you and then resets to the beginning. What’s so open about *that*? And then there’s the so-called multiplayer..

Murs Nine

On July 16, 2013 at 8:17 pm

My only problem with FC3:
1) Pirates do not organically try to take back land. Once an out post is taken, its taken. They introduced a complete “reset” system, mostly for those who want to try taking outposts in a particular manner, or those wanting to finish up a chevo or two with out starting a new game.

While I hate the god awful system that was in FC2 [drive 100m away for reset], I was bummed the Pirates didn’t attempt to occasionally take back something they owned.

2) The RPG upgrade system was lacking. Getting a Tattoo should have been tied to taking over an outpost.. Once you took over an outpost, they would further your Tattoo (in the choice of your choosing) as a method of being closer to one of them.

3) Too. Much. Dudebro. Granted, these are your typical rich we own anything college kids, but even still, just the amount of Dudebro just didn’t .. really resonate with the story the narrative was trying to tell.

Mineh

On July 17, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Ungrateful brats. Loved Fc3 and blood dragon, and I want more. Thanks Ubisoft. All the dudebro is welcomed also, but please make the main character a little more ballsy, it would be appreciated. And a little less cheesiness. Jason made me cringe sometimes. Cant wait for Fc4 though.