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Far Cry 4 has rideable elephants

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As we approach this year’s E3, rumours of new games to be announced there abound. Once such game that we’re likely to see shown off in Los Angeles this June is Ubisoft’s Far Cry 4. Previously, we’d heard it was going to be set in the Himalayas – and that appears to be the case, according to Eurogamer’s sources.

They say they’re able to confirm that the game is indeed set in the Himalayas  – a setting that has some a little worried after the sprawling jungles of Far Cry 3. Thing is, The Himalayas aren’t just a series of snow-capped mountains.

Stretching from Pakistan through Afghanistan to Nepal to Bhutan the mountain range is home to a diverse climate – and a wide range of animals to skin and make handy new gear out of, including snow leopards, sheep, musk deer, tigers, wild boar, crocodiles and elephants – the latter of which you’ll apparently be able to ride – like Hannibal crossing the Alps.

The gameplay, they say, will remain very much like the sort of stuff you saw in 3, hopefully with a better, less bro-tastic protagonist. Maybe we’ll even, refreshingly, have a playable, kick-ass woman in the lead, though certain industry attitudes maintain that would be commercial suicide.  A certain, redesigned leading lady with a bow and arrow’s certainly shown that strong female leads in games can still be successful.

The biggest question mark hanging over the game though is whether or not Ubisoft can create as frighteningly psychotic a villain as Vaas, so perfectly played by Michael Mando in the Far Cry 3.

The game’s apparently still quite a way off, and we’ll only be able to play it in 2015, though we’ll be getting our first look at this year’s E3.  Hopefully Ubisoft ditches the old consoles for this, so we can have an open world adventure that isn’t held back by decade-old hardware.

Last Updated: March 24, 2014

58 Comments

  1. oVg deprived

    March 24, 2014 at 09:16

    Oh my…

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  2. Rince

    March 24, 2014 at 09:22

    VAAS!

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  3. Hammersteyn

    March 24, 2014 at 09:22

    I wish they made more Blood Dragon type games.

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  4. Hammersteyn

    March 24, 2014 at 09:27

    I wish I could ride a Rhino. In traffic.

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    • Brenz

      March 24, 2014 at 09:28

      with a laser beam on its head

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      • Hammersteyn

        March 24, 2014 at 10:18

        Bwahaha, Move taxi!

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        March 24, 2014 at 10:20

        you forgot to add RPG’s mounted to its sides

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    • MakeItLegal

      March 24, 2014 at 14:25

      yes please

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  5. FoxOneZA

    March 24, 2014 at 09:33

    I still don’t get the hunting mechanics in games. It feels tedious and gross :/

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 24, 2014 at 14:29

      Makes me hungry for steak sometimes.

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  6. Brenz

    March 24, 2014 at 09:33

    I like the idea of this, massive open world map that spans different climates and even countries. Has promise to be pretty awesome.
    Just please improve the AI, takes away from the immersion when the enemies are either dumb as pig shit or psychic if you turn difficulty up.

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    • Sk3tz0

      March 24, 2014 at 09:59

      So long as they improve the upgrade system of 3.. that was a little boring..

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      • Brenz

        March 24, 2014 at 10:42

        yeah you could grind it in a few hours and then it was done, no more need to even look at the animals

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  7. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 24, 2014 at 09:34

    Sounds like a nice change in scenery.

    I wouldn’t mind a female lead at all, but I can just see all the bitching about it “copying Tomb Raider” if they do go with that.

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    • SheHulkNigri

      March 24, 2014 at 10:19

      One word for you my friend: Femshep! It worked so well in ME, by ME3 they gave Femshep her own cover!

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  8. JustAnotherGamer

    March 24, 2014 at 09:56

    can’t say i want this game. I liked far cry 2 but 3 jsut didn’t do it for me.

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      March 24, 2014 at 10:12

      I dunno how, was better in every way.

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  9. Rince

    March 24, 2014 at 09:57

    I want them to do a prequel just so we get to see the insanity of Vaas. http://24.media.tumblr.com/69109ca6739d10c9be80874df209abc5/tumblr_mhi7rbuAmv1rl5w9ho2_400.gif

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    • Jedi JJ

      March 24, 2014 at 10:06

      Mondo is the shiz.

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      March 24, 2014 at 10:12

      Hey that might be the whole idea in the first place, maybe you play as Vaas and see what made him become the psycho in FC3… I like your thinking there Nick.

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      • Rince

        March 24, 2014 at 10:20

        Ya, would be brilliant. Though not sure how they would explain his move to an island 🙂

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 24, 2014 at 10:21

          Maybe plane crash.

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        • Sk3tz0

          March 24, 2014 at 10:22

          Maybe the elephant he tried to ride in the mountains got a bit frisky drove him insane.. I mean always having to look behind ur shoulder, always needing to be alert.. just incase Nelly the Nawty Elephant catches u in a dark alley.. it would drive any1 mental

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          • Rince

            March 24, 2014 at 10:25

            0-O

  10. Sk3tz0

    March 24, 2014 at 09:58

    They Should make the Protagonist a Child.. Some poor little bugger stuck in the jungle.. Mowgli with a machine gun..

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  11. Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    March 24, 2014 at 09:58

    Hmm, I guess that’s a hook. Can’t say I’ve dreamt of riding an elephant in a game

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      March 24, 2014 at 10:08

      I haven’t either, and killing them would make me feel bad. “poor elly”

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 24, 2014 at 10:13

        Well, should have packed her trunk & gone to work in the circus.

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 24, 2014 at 10:15

          Now there’s a game I need to play before I die, a circus FPS game where you kill clowns.

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  12. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    March 24, 2014 at 10:07

    If I was Ubisoft I’d leave the FarCry franchise now. Now before you all stampede to flame me….

    Here’s why:

    FarCry3 was great. Some of the best acting seen in any game to date (Vaas) and just an all round good game. Now, if they release FC4 and they can’t match the acting the game will already be seen as a fail by most.

    It would be best to rather get a new IP in that is unrelated to FC in any way so that they don’t end up faceplanting

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      March 24, 2014 at 10:10

      If they made it next gen only, they could make it a way better experience. They could have bigger jungles, better AI, more animals and more realistic behaviour, lastly bring back the FC2 fire burning element but make it bigger and better!

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 24, 2014 at 10:13

        You pyromaniac you.

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 24, 2014 at 10:14

          Dude, who doesn’t dream of setting a whole mountain alight full of bad guys.

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          • Sk3tz0

            March 24, 2014 at 10:15

            Circus Charlie: Mental Meltdown

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 24, 2014 at 10:17

            That a game or something? bare in mind I am at work with flu and drugged up.

      • Brenz

        March 24, 2014 at 10:44

        Yes, this!
        Mountain fires FTW!

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    • Sk3tz0

      March 24, 2014 at 10:10

      FarCry gonna be like AC.. they gonna be tons of new games every other year and they going to the shittier than the last..

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      • Brenz

        March 24, 2014 at 10:43

        When I saw the announcement for the new AC recently it actually made me think of COD, same shit different cover.

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        • Sk3tz0

          March 24, 2014 at 10:46

          Its like all those Cheap ass 1980s Horrow Movies.. millions on sequel and remakes.. I say game Sequels should be banned by law.. ideas of Sequels should be used for new games new storys.. other wise u end up with shit like Command and Conquer : Renegade

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          • Brenz

            March 24, 2014 at 10:49

            if sequels were banned you would never have been able to play all your precious sims regurgitations

          • Sk3tz0

            March 24, 2014 at 10:50

            Exactly.. !!! If sequels were banned i’d be saving money..

          • Brenz

            March 24, 2014 at 10:51

            and time that could be used on helping the needy or mowing the lawn

          • Kromas

            March 24, 2014 at 11:55

            Renegade was heaps and heaps better than that last C&C at least. Who in their right minds thought “Hey guys lets change the core game-play that was the basis for the whole series cause gamers would love that!”?? “Also add an Alien faction cause that worked well for Indiana Jones”

  13. Martin du preez

    March 24, 2014 at 10:47

    This NEEDS to happen

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      March 24, 2014 at 10:51

      HOLY SHIT. I would proper kak bricks.

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      March 24, 2014 at 10:57

      You didn’t even see that flippin tiger!

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    • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

      March 24, 2014 at 11:01

      Tiger Tiger burning bright
      Why’d the fuck you give me such a fright

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    • Norm

      March 24, 2014 at 12:06

      F**K!

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 24, 2014 at 14:30

      I wonder how that elephant feels knowing some one just shat on his head

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