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E3 2014 – Far Cry 4 preview

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Some of you have seen the reveal of Far Cry 4’s coop from Ubisoft’s press conference. I got a commentary-filled rundown, as well as an interview with the creative director – here’s why you should be excited about Far Cry 4.

Far Cry 4 introduces players to an entirely new environment including all new eco systems. This time around, there are dynamic convoys that roam the map – players can choose to destroy them. The auto cross bow is a great new weapons that’s perfect for players who prefer to go stealthy in their approach while red barrels explode for those who prefer the Michael Bay vision of combat.

There are a bunch of new vehicles and players can now drive and shoot. Takedowns have returned from Far Cry 2, as has the wing suit.

Speaking with Alex Hutchinson, the Creative Director for Far Cry 4, he explained that a big part of the game is the strange alignment with the villain. The antagonists have always been a core part of the experience in Far Cry, and Vaas practically stole the game in Far Cry 3. This time around, the designers wanted to replicate that feeling you might get going to an old school reunion, or encountering someone you think is a stranger – the other person is convinced they know you, and acts accordingly, while the player has no idea what’s going on.

Coop is an exciting new element in Far Cry 4, and it will certainly change the gameplay. Players can call in some Guns for Hire who will assist in taking out fortifications or other actions around the map. While certain elements are turned off for coop, the majority of the game remains available for both players. This means that you are welcome to run around with a friend and experience most of the game together, only separating for specific story-centric moments.

For those playing the game on PlayStation, you can invite your friends for coop, even if they don’t already own the game. Of course, the non-owner player will still need to download a significant portion of the game in order to play. I asked about the file size, and due to the fact that during coop the players can explore the entire world together, it’s not just a matter of downloading a small game shard. As a result, unless you have fantastic, high-speed internet, it doesn’t seem like a particularly viable option in South Africa – you might as well just buy the game and play with your friends.

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Last Updated: June 17, 2014

24 Comments

  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 17, 2014 at 11:42

    I like the random convoy idea. Blowing up patrols with IEDs never stopped amusing me in FC2.

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    • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

      June 17, 2014 at 11:44

      BOOOOOOOOM….FIRE….SMILE

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      • Sith JJ

        June 17, 2014 at 12:16

        That what happens in the bedroom?
        The fire part is a bit concerning though.

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 17, 2014 at 11:45

      Used to snipe them, or light the veld with Molotovs.

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    • Badass Eyepatch Man

      June 17, 2014 at 11:47

      And then get screamed at in Afrikaans

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

        June 17, 2014 at 11:49

        *weird Afrikaans

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        • Hammersteyn

          June 17, 2014 at 11:50

          Leonardo di Caprio afrikaans

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        • Monado

          June 17, 2014 at 11:50

          LOL That is true. HEEEY Yo Bliksem!!

          Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 17, 2014 at 11:54

        Only if I timed it wrong heh.

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    • Sith JJ

      June 17, 2014 at 12:04

      Wow. I think I spent 40% of my game-time doing that.

      Reply

  2. Hammersteyn

    June 17, 2014 at 11:44

    FC4 already??? What’s taking HL3 so long?
    http://images-cdn.9gag.com/photo/aQqjYG8_460sa.gif

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  3. Rince&exhale

    June 17, 2014 at 11:48

    I love the sound of this game. I think we are going to be in for a treat! Enjoyed 2 but thought 3 was so much better.

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    • Sith JJ

      June 17, 2014 at 12:04

      4 for elephants 🙂

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 17, 2014 at 12:36

        and FIVE FOR FIGHTING!

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  4. Kensei Seraph

    June 17, 2014 at 11:54

    Why do I not remember any takedowns or wing suits from Far Cry 2?
    “Takedowns have returned from Far Cry 2, as has the wing suit.”

    I do remember flames, darts, sniper rifles, cars and rusted guns.
    Oh and a gold AK that I found.

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    • Rince&exhale

      June 17, 2014 at 12:15

      Ya. I remember the wing suit in 3 though…

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      • HvR - THE Average GAmer

        June 17, 2014 at 12:41

        The wingsuit is the only thing that made the second island entertaining.
        Takedowns also came from 3.

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  5. MakeItLegal

    June 17, 2014 at 11:56

    i am really amped for this

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  6. oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

    June 17, 2014 at 13:03

    Arrrrrghhhhh they are still plugging the crap COOP experience.

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    • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

      June 17, 2014 at 13:04

      … NOT!!! 😛

      Reply

  7. oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

    June 17, 2014 at 14:02

    Remember how we all joked about the new Lara Croft TOMB RAIDER 4 years ago on how it was trying so hard to be RAMBO WITH TITS to measure up against Nathan Drake?

    Well it worked, it flipping worked to the point that TOMB RAIDER is my most played game of last year and this.

    Be brave Ubisoft, give us a female leed for once. More than 40% of gamers are female. If Mass Effect can do to playable sexes then I am sure the multi billion dollar UBISOFT can afford to do it.

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    • Swifty

      June 18, 2014 at 21:02

      More than 40% of gamers may be female, but how many of them will buy a game like Far Cry 4, or who aren’t casuals that play on Nintendo systems, or who don’t play on handhelds. Probably under 10%. Maybe even 5%. The definition of “gamer” is too vague to assume 40% of Ubisoft’s market is female.

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      • oVg FX

        June 19, 2014 at 08:56

        good point

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  8. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 17, 2014 at 14:19

    You have piqued my interest, young Ms Hawkins.

    Reply

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