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Far Cry 4 Is Coming

Ubisoft has confirmed the inevitable, and it's headed our way later this year.

Not only was Far Cry 3 a big success for Ubisoft, but it was a pretty damn good game, too. It's why we're getting Far Cry 4 later this year, confirming longstanding rumors of another open world sequel.

Ubisoft stealthily announced Far Cry 4 as part of its financial results today.

The game, which takes place in the Himalayas, is scheduled for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on November 18. We'll most likely see much more of Far Cry 4 at E3.

The company revealed a little bit more about the game on the PlayStation Blog today.

"Of course, you can expect the same unique, open-world gameplay that has set Far Cry apart from more traditional shooters. Far Cry 4 will be set in Kyrat, a breathtaking, perilous, and wild region of the Himalayas struggling under the regime of a despotic, self-appointed king. This is not your standard FPS. You will be equipped with a vast array of weapons, animals, and vehicles, and our highly detailed and interactive open-world will let players write their own story across an exotic and varied landscape."

For now, let's all gaze upon the amazing art for the game.

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Posted by Stealthmaster86

How is anyone getting a Saints Row vibe out of this. Personally, I can't wait.

Posted by MaxOpower

I saw the picture, I read the title, and I made it half way through the write up before it hit me, I was reading about Far Cry and not Saint Row. The color of that suite made me so convinced that this was a Saint row game, that I didn't even notice the part about Ubisoft and you know, the fucking name of the game.

Posted by Professionlol

so much bitching about this unreleased sequel already. and people who liked 3 ffs. this is why you cant have nice things, nerds.

Edited by TessaWracked

Dang that looks like a pretty rushed illustration. I'm really hopeful they're more careful with this one, white saviour/colonialist attitudes and all. That said, this image doesn't bode too well.

Posted by ObiKwiet

"You will be equipped with a vast array of weapons, animals, and vehicles, and our highly detailed and interactive open-world will let players write their own story across an exotic and varied landscape."

I can't wait to "equip" animals. I hope they actually mean that.

Posted by mrpandaman

Man for a second I thought that was Patrick Stewart in the purple suit... hopes dashed. :/

Posted by firecracker22

Dang that looks like a pretty rushed illustration. I'm really hopeful they're more careful with this one, white saviour/colonialist attitudes and all. That said, this image doesn't bode too well.

That illustration seems like it's purposely leaning into that. It seems so blatant to me, that I think they're aware. They'd have to be after Far Cry 3, right? So, hopefully it'll be something that gets touched on thematically in 4.

Posted by Clonedzero

I hope it has dinosaurs.

Posted by FinalDasa

It took something like 5 years to get Far Cry 3 and just under 2 years for the next sequel. Seems rushed to me. Hopefully they can expand upon a lot of the gameplay of 3 and really hit it out of the park.

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Posted by Dan_CiTi

As long as the wingsuit and similar game mechanics are introduced earlier on, and they do right by the story (not trying to just ape Vaas and have another white savior tale) this game should be wonderful. Far Cry 3 was a hell of a game.

Posted by AlecOfTheWest

This seems like what Saints Row 4 was to SR3. Ubisoft needs to slow the fuck up, this is getting ridiculous. Watchdogs, FC4, and 2 A.C. games all in one year? Activision could learn a thing or two from Ubisoft on how to milk your boring franchises to the utmost.

Posted by DeadPanJazMan

I wonder when the big 3rd parties will pull the trigger on next-gen only (plus PC of course) titles on a more unanimous basis?

Discuss!

Edited by believer258

One of the things I really like about the Far Cry series is the individuality of each entry. For all the things you can say about them, you can't say that none of them are generic or bland in the least. Just judging by the art, this seems like it's going to take most of its cues from Far Cry 3, which has me a bit worried.

EDIT: Also, yes, that looks like a rejected member of the Third Street Saints.

Posted by SomberOwl

Far Cry 3 got delayed a couple times. Hopefully this doesn't. I wish it was developed for next gen only but oh well it will still kick ass if it's anything like Far Cry 3. Also we need to be able to create multiplayer levels with vehicles!

Posted by nasp

farcry 3 was one of my fave games of all time so this is good news.

Edited by thefonzie22

lets all just hope that the story is better than the last one.

Posted by MeAuntieNora

lets all just hope that the story is better than the last one.

Yeahhhh... Man, Far Cry 3 had so much going for it, and 80%+ of the time the shit I was having a blast playing it. But the characters and contexts for the missions were draining, so much that I'd be excited to do the next story mission but dread the exposition and general plot development... There was some alright stuff, but it was generally handled pretty poorly. The twists that result in major gameplay enhancements are awesome in action, but the plot justifications are so clumsy and stilted.

Posted by TheRealMoot

I want the protagonist to be purple (Pink?) suit dood. Though I suspect he is this King fellow.

Posted by NoodleUnit

I'm more excited for the inevitable Blood Dragon 2.

Edited by DeviTiffany

Looking forward to it. Also, I guess I'm the only person who actually liked the story to Far Cry 3. I thought it was really fun with some great characters throughout. I thought the game was supposed to be a dark comedy

Edited by whatisdelicious

@zevvion said:

@existence said:

Yes, but I'm also worried. The first half or so of FarCry 3 was absolutely amazing. But in the second half it became very clear that Ubisoft had no idea what they were building in the first half. They didn't deliver on any of the very interestingly established story points.

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That said, I really enjoyed playing FarCry 3 and even though I thought it ultimately didn't live up to what it projected, it was one of my favorite games that year. In fact, I feel compelled to go back and play it again right now.

Yep, I felt exactly the same. All that stuff with Vaas was amazing until he died halfway through and the game was left with Hoyt. Hoyt was cool but certainly no Vaas. Kind of a bummer that a story with so much momentum lost a lot of its steam halfway through, but yeah, like you said, the game was still fantastic overall. I had a ton of fun playing it right to the end, especially the weed burning mission, the German guy, and the wingsuit. All amazing stuff.

It's just too bad they only patched in resetting the enemy camps after I had put down the game long enough that I didn't feel like picking it back up, otherwise I'd probably still be playing it today. I'm confident Far Cry 4 will be even better. I just hope the new guy is as good as Vaas, and I hope they keep their weird first-person perspective that makes NPC characters look bigger and closer than most FPS games.

Posted by magicwalnuts

Lets hope this game's story doesn't take a shit all over itself like the third one did. Also, last gen consoles? FUCK THAT!

Posted by Abendlaender

Apparently starring Julian Assange.

Wait a minute. Assange. Assa nage. Assassin's Creed!

Posted by Achaemenid

Wow, I'm kinda surprised the story of FC3 was disliked, I thought it was a really fun, wild story and was really entertained the whole way through. The world and visuals of that game were spectacular as well. It looks like they're going for a similar sort of thing with this one which is good news for me I guess.

Posted by thainatos

Pro tip: Sharkskin suits not actually made from shark skin.

Edited by ShaggE

Not trying to be cynical, as I'm looking forward to this game either way, but that art screams "Hey we heard you guys liked Vaas so how about that again except on a mountain!"

Edited by Redhotchilimist

This guy looks less subtle than Baby Panay. I hope they're going for something really silly. Himalaya is a relatively rare setting, so I'm wondering what that will be like. Have no idea what kind of wildlife they have there either.

Posted by PimblyCharles

This is awesome news! I always enjoyed the Far Cry series and have played hundreds of hours combined with all three.

Hopefully Just Cause 3 will officially be revealed at E3, and then my gaming needs this winter will be all set.

Edited by DorkyMohr

The writing in Far Cry 3 was pretty flawed and I couldn't shake the feeling that the writers thought they were dishing out absolute gold. I get the same vibe from the cover art for 4.

Add to that Ubisoft in traditional fashion, getting way out ahead of themselves with DLC announcements for characters we haven't even met yet. It kind of saps any kind of enthusiasm I have for it.

Posted by TheManWithNoPlan

The Himalayas huh? That actually sounds like an interesting setting.

Posted by development

Purple Dude's leg looks super weird. Like it's coming out of his crotch.

Posted by Hameyadea

Repair that elephant with a wrench!

Posted by Murdoc_

It looks more wacky or they are taking the "white messiah" theme even further, which is just scary.

Posted by gogosox82

A little disappointing this will be on ps3/360 but pretty exciting none the less. Far Cry 3 was a pretty fun game even with its terrible story so I'm pretty excited.

Posted by Ares42

That cover art is a bit too reminiscent of the Far Cry 3 cover, makes me think they're just remaking the same game in a new setting. Not that that's really bad (considering I loved Far Cry 3 and), but still sort of a bummer.

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Posted by thaquoth

Far Cry 2 was the best Far Cry.

Alright, now that we have that out of the way... yay for vaguely racist cover art, I guess? Not that the series ever handled that topic gracefully, but... oh well.

Probably going to be a neat game, so... woo!

Posted by wewantsthering

@ajayraz said:

i want to be equipped with a vast array of animals

Posted by heatDrive88

After seeing Ubisoft's full release chart for Watch Dogs, I can't wait to see the bakers dozen of versions for the releases of this.

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@thefonzie22 said:

lets all just hope that the story is better than the last one.

Yeahhhh... Man, Far Cry 3 had so much going for it, and 80%+ of the time the shit I was having a blast playing it. But the characters and contexts for the missions were draining, so much that I'd be excited to do the next story mission but dread the exposition and general plot development... There was some alright stuff, but it was generally handled pretty poorly. The twists that result in major gameplay enhancements are awesome in action, but the plot justifications are so clumsy and stilted.

If the game's plot had ended halfway into the game at the point where you killed Vaas and then left it at you just being a psychotic hallucinating crazy person, the story would have been perfectly serviceable.

Posted by Meptron

I want to equipe a bear

Posted by spraynardtatum

@dorkymohr: I know. Ubisoft is the king of ransoming legitimate content through pre-order bonuses. It's a shitty practice. Hurk can go suck a dick, he should be in the "actual" game.

Edited by Smallville123

Damn can we just stop supporting the old consoles already, so the new games aren't bottlenecked? Financially I get why they wait, but it really holds back the potential of current gen games

Posted by Flacracker

Don't believe Ubisoft's lies this time, ok?

Also there is the Watch Dogs stuff.

Edited by Splodge

@thaquoth said:

Far Cry 2 was the best Far Cry.

Alright, now that we have that out of the way... yay for vaguely racist cover art, I guess? Not that the series ever handled that topic gracefully, but... oh well.

Probably going to be a neat game, so... woo!

What is racist about it? Because they are not white?

Edit - Not trying to be snarky, I just really dont know what you mean.

Edited by Yummylee

Posted by ArbitraryWater

I liked Far Cry 3 quite a bit, but man, I hope the story in this one isn't total trash.

Posted by MooseyMcMan
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Posted by theanticitizen

Idk dude looks like Mads Mikkelsson's Hannibal to me. Especially with the hair

Edited by Seppli

In general I think all of Ubisoft's games are bloated and tedius (and entirely too french). The guys at Ubisoft tend to cram as many features into their games as they possibly can, and it feels like this dilutes whatever parts of the game work best, to the point of turning me off the whole experience entirely.

I got Far Cry 3 from PS Plus for free, and I was pleasantly surprised. While I find the feature bloat to be present in that game as well, I just had a far too good time with it to bemoan that fact. I ended up buying Blood Dragon in a sale, and I did not regret my purchase. I can get behind the bite-sized format and the focus that comes with it, and the craziness it allows for.

My positive experience with Far Cry 3 put the franchise back on the map for me. If people say Far Cry 4 is a good time, I'll gladly believe 'em and buy into the game - maybe even on day 1. Godspeed Ubisoft, and fucking learn to trim the excess fat already!

Posted by Xeirus

Don't believe Ubisoft's lies this time, ok?

Also there is the Watch Dogs stuff.

Uh, looks fine to me... Far Cry was bad ass, I didn't feel cheated.

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