How long is Far Cry 4?

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Far Cry 4 is looking like it’s going to be pretty explosive. You’ve got unnecessarily violent wildlife, an off-his-rocker villain and a brand new environment to go completely obsessive over. But what about sticking to the marked path? How long will Far Cry 4 actually last?

According to Creative Director Alex Hutchinson, we’re all going to get lost in Kyrat for a very, very long time. Responding to a fan on Twitter, Hutchinson threw out a ball park figure on how long players can expect to be playing Far Cry 4.

I’m pretty sure that doesn’t just include the main campaign missions, but it also sounds like a little less than I’d expect for full, 100% completion. If you’re like me and like to do a fair share of side stuff while taking the story at a bit of a slower pace, than I think that estimate is pretty much spot on for us. Which makes me vey happy.

Hutchinson also revealed that the game’s competitive multiplayer mode will be revealed soon, along with the locked down specifications for the game on every platform. Here’s to hoping Ubisoft doesn’t try and go the same route that Unity did last week. They can only handle so many PR mistakes at a time.

Read  Shadow of the Colossus gets a stunning new trailer, launches February 6th

Far Cry 4 launches next month on basically every home console except the Wii U. Instead, you get Bayonetta 2.

Last Updated: October 13, 2014

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff’s a bastard.

  • Captain JJ Underleyened

    I’m always interested to know the square kilometer or mile size of an open world game’s map, but it’s always so difficult to find. Skyrim is easy, because everyone raves about it, but things like Witcher 2 I just can’t find info on.

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

      Bethesda is the only one to my knowledge who punts world map size.

      • Captain JJ Underleyened

        Rockstar also released GTA V’s map size, as far as I know (I could be wrong). But it’s handy and I love to get an idea of what to expected. It’s not that the size of the map will change whether I buy it or not (that depends on the gameplay), but it’s nice to know.

        • Apparently, it’s 1.37sq km.

          …apparently.

        • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

          I feel it makes a little bit of a difference in my purchase choice. An open world with lots of running space is more likely to get my cash than one I don’t know the size of

          • Captain JJ Underleyened

            I see your point. Okay, with fantasy and games like GTA it will probably make a difference to me. They said the map of Shadow of Mordor is big, but it’s quite tiny, even though there are two, but in that case it doesn’t matter because I wasn’t expecting a Skyrim rival.
            For something like Witcher it probably will influence me knowing that it’s big. (I know the map of Wild Hunt is immense)

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

            Exactly 🙂 Agree with you 100%

    • Mossel

      Witcher 2 has three different maps, so it is not open world. And each one is about medium sized. Just perfect to be able to explore everything without getting lost.

    • Viking Of Divinity

      according to this article: http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/04/03/the-witcher-3-two-of-the-areas-are-over-52-square-miles-by-themselves-3-5-times-larger-than-skyrim/

      Wircher 3 = 136 sqkm , Witcher 2 was 3.9 sqkm (using backward maths) Skyrim obviously was 38 sqkm.

      Of course, Just Cause 2 was 923 sqkm….

      • Hammersteyn

        Just Cause 2 was massive, luckily you could phone for a jet plane.
        *Edit, are we ever getting a third Just Cause?

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          I think so, if I remember right they’re the devs doing Mad Max, and might be working on JC3 next.

          If I’m not remembering right, that’s how rumours start.

      • Captain JJ Underleyened

        I tried Just Cause 2. I tried really hard, but I didn’t enjoy it all that much. (I know, I’m the only one).
        It’s not a bad game, don’t get me wrong, it just didn’t grab me.

        • Viking Of Divinity

          it does drag a bit in the beginning, but it hits it’s stride after a while. gets good.

          • Captain JJ Underleyened

            Will have to give it a go again. That first section on the roof of the car was so damn tedious. But it felt like there was more to the game that I just didn’t get.

          • Viking Of Divinity

            yeah, hell… stick with it. i think just after that is a hotel assault, which is hella fun!

          • Admiral Chief 0

            Yeah man, really got into that game. Magnificent!

            Most times I just actually run around and blow things up and steal helicopters and before I know it, 3 hours are gone!

  • Kensei Seraph – Staff

    Lucky Wii U barstools.

    • Hammersteyn

      Yeah, I’d be very tempted to swap with them.

  • Kensei Seraph – Staff

    There was no noticeable grammar errors in the article.
    I had to double check what site I was on.

    • Hammersteyn

      Hahaha Be easy on the poor guy

    • Captain JJ Underleyened

      Alessandro only spells his name incorrectly from time to time, otherwise he’s quite good.

    • Oi!

      • Captain JJ Underleyened

        Oh crap the “staff” is here.

        • Oi Don’t make me edit your comment to say how much you love Darryn!

          • Captain JJ Underleyened

            You can do that?!?!

            Oh crap.

            http://puglove.eu/pdata/t/l-960.jpg

          • Mmm. Ok, this time only!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            *cough*pussy*cough*

          • Admiral Chief 0

            I agree. Some attitude re-adjustment seems to be in order…

  • Hammersteyn

    I know the enemies tend to be insane but what is he planning to do with that red marker?

    • Captain JJ Underleyened

      He outlines every dead body.
      It looks like an animated tv show on some of the open fields when you view it from above.

      • Kensei Seraph – Staff

        I thought he drew squiggles and fake beards on the faces of sleeping people
        I mean just look at that picture, it’s obvious the pen started leaking while he was drawing on the sleeping guy’s face.

        • Captain JJ Underleyened

          I think you may just have it there. That sounds way more believable.

    • Spaffy

      New shade of eyeliner?

  • Around 35 hours is rather decent. I mean, 100+ hours is cool and all (here’s looking at you, Witcher 3), but sometimes a shorter(ish) game with fair amount of exploration is okay, too.

  • Ryanza

    So by the you finish Far Cry 4 and all of it’s side content and you won’t even be half way through playing The Witcher 3. Still 65 hours to go.

    • Kensei Seraph – Staff

      No, by the time you finish Far Cry 4 you will have just enough time to get in a nights rest and prepare the survival gear before playing The Witcher 3 (this includes the assumption that you’ve been working overtime to get extra days off for The Witcher 3).

  • Viking Of Divinity

    Farcry 3 took me about 35 hours to do all missions and collect all the things, but i took my time in places. so 35 hours for 4 sounds fine, especially since they said it was rougly the same size as FC3…

    • Captain JJ Underleyened

      I dragged out FC3 as long as I could. But I tend to do that with all open world games.

      • Viking Of Divinity

        Some games i tend to blast through, it depends on the game really, Skyrim for example. was close to 100 hours (though i was playing offline, so steam didn’t count the time) but portal (1) I’ve gotten my campaign run to like 88 minutes (beginning to end)

        • Captain JJ Underleyened

          Wow. Dat portal time.
          I’m on my third Skyrim playthrough, sitting on 330 hrs now and have only once killed Alduin. So I really drag it out sometimes.

          • Viking Of Divinity

            dat drag! Sounds like my morrowind play time.!

            and to be fair, portal is a Beat my last best time kinda game 🙂

          • Captain JJ Underleyened

            Portal is my “I’ll never beat your time” kind of game 😛

          • Viking Of Divinity

            lol, give it a shot, though…

    • Agreed. Would say 35 in Far Cry 3 as well to 100% it.

  • Trebzz

    Well however long it’s gonna be for the story I will still enjoy every minute

  • Kensei Seraph – Staff

    Home time followed by part-time lecture (hopefully I can get home before 10:00 and don’t leave my mouse behind again).

  • 35 hrs, not bad.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      That’s what he said…

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