Ubisoft, makers of the Far Cry games, has announced that the franchise?s latest installment, Far Cry 4 will be coming to North American shores on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360, and the Xbox One.
According to Ubisoft, they mentioned in a press release that Far Cry 4 will be like its predecessors with the setting of an open world first person shooter. The setting will be in Kyrat which is a fictional part of the Himalayas region that is governed by a self-appointed king. You?ll see on the cover photo a blond guy in a pink suit. That looks to be the king. This new setting takes a different route from the top rating Far Cry 3 which was set in lush island jungles.
Similar to the other Far Cry titles, Far Cry 4?s exotic setting will offer a variety of geographic features and different wildlife for players to explore. The game is currently in development across five Ubisoft studios with Montreal as the lead and the other offices, Red Storm, Toronto, Kiev, and Shanghai,?assisting.
Dan Hay, Executive producer of the game, said that: ?Following the success of Far Cry 3, we wanted to take the franchise to the next level and create a game that will surprise players and exceed fans’ expectations?. He also went on to add: ?Given the unique setting, we feel Far Cry 4 will stand out as a top first-person shooter and we’re eager to reveal more about the game in the coming months.?
This announcement coincides with a previous report that the game?s setting would be in the Himalayas.
Gamers who have played the Far Cry 3 game will see a familiar face as Hurk will be appearing in three single player missions which will collectively be known as Hurk?s Redemption. This will only be available for pre-order customers, though as it?s a bonus for the Limited Edition of Far Cry 4. The good news is that all pre-orders will automatically be upgraded to the Limited Edition of the game. Hurk?s missions will come with his harpoon gun called the Impaler.
Ubisoft will be showing off the first gameplay footage during its E3 2014 press briefing in June.
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