Posted on June 19, 2012, Phil Hornshaw Wil Wheaton Interviews Far Cry 3 Writer Jeffrey Yohalem (VIDEO)
Our series of E3 2012 game developer interviews with video host Wil Wheaton continues with Jeffrey Yohalem, the lead writer for Far Cry 3. Check out the interview above, in which Yohalem explains his thoughts on telling interactive stories, the advancements of motion capture technology as it relates to writing, and the ways in which game writing can often get in the player’s way with heavy-handed techniques such as cutscenes. For Yohalem, interactivity is key, and that’s what he says he’s tried to achieve in Far Cry 3.
Check back throughout the week for more Wil Wheaton E3 interviews. Wil’s talk with Marcin Iwinski and Adam Badowski of CD Projekt Red is coming Wednesday, June 20, and his interview with Double Fine’s Tim Schafer will be live on Thursday, June 21. You can also check out Wil’s interviews with Skyrim Director Todd Howard and Robotoki’s Robert Bowling.