Far Cry 4 coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC in the first half of 2015 -- Report

Far Cry 4 said to be set in the Himalayas, and Ubisoft will be officially unveil the game for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC at E3 2014.

Far Cry 4 will be released for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC in the first half of 2015, Eurogamer has reported. It is not said if Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions are also in the works.

Citing anonymous sources close to the project, it is said that Far Cry 4 will be formally unveiled by Ubisoft at E3 2014 in June. Far Cry 4 will also swap out the tropical setting of its predecessor for the snowy mountains of the Himalayas. This marks a big switch in aesthetic for the sandbox series, which until now has been set in sun-drenched environments.

Players will also be able to ride elephants, it is said, and there will be a variety of other new features and additions to the title. An emphasis on hunting is still said to be present, and the world map will be split up with outposts in a similar fashion to Far Cry 3.

A Ubisoft Shanghai employee listed Far Cry 4 on his resume back in January.

"We’re totally psyched from [Far Cry 3]," said Ubisoft executive Tony Key to GameSpot last year. "It’s a great brand, and now it’s got the recognition it deserves, so we’re clearly going to make another one: more on that soon."

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justerthought
justerthought

I was initially surprised by the Himalayan location, but the more I think of it, the better it sounds. A lot of people making comments here are assuming it will be all snow with images of Everest in their mind. That would be very restrictive for a game and not offer much variation, but Himalaya is a vast place with multiple climates.

The very fact that you can ride elephants is proof that it won't all be high up on mountains in the snow. Only the high mountains are covered in snow and those regions are high altitude so movement is difficult due to the air pressure. Lower down the climate get warmer and you get grassy valleys and plains. Drop down even further and you have jungles. The whole region is covered in rivers of all types and sizes. Then you have all the temples to explore, rope bridges across ravines with raging rivers below and all the Indiana Jones stuff that goes with it. Expect lots of beautiful temples perched high up on the edge of steep cliffs with difficult routes to climb up. I hope we see some 1st person rock climbing. It's going to be great.

mickelham
mickelham

As someone who's actually been to the Himalayas, I'd just like to say that if you can sprint for more than 15 meters, that is bullshit

SgtSilock
SgtSilock

Exciting! Far Cry 3 was amazing, I hope this improves on it in meaningful ways!

J-007
J-007

Despite open-world issues sometimes...this will still get my attention and wow, the Himalayas. This is giving me the feeling of an SSX feel as well and can't doubt the fact there will be snowboarding and perhaps kite-flying again. Keep pushing the boundaries and we can explore more. I'd like a Far Cry package for PS4 where I can play the older titles. I started with Far Cry 3 and it was quite something

DemoKnight10656
DemoKnight10656

I remember rainbow six vegas 2 trailer looked so good then played the game total downgrade but it was still fun

Doolz2024
Doolz2024

Remember to not get all excited over how the game looks when initial footage is shown. In typical Ubisoft fashion, the final product will be a massive downgrade.

Slvrshot
Slvrshot

CryEngine already looked absolutely gorgeous on the XB1 (Ryse -900p launch title). The new tools should make it even better. I can't wait. 

crognalsen
crognalsen

I loved this game.  It felt a lot like Skyrim, but with guns and without the magic.  I was so enthralled playing through this game I finished it without ever really feeling bored.  I can't wait to play the next one.  The story might be a little cheesy, but it was still fun and I liked the bad secondary bad guy a lot.  I found that in Far Cry 3 you could interact with the environment in a way I haven't seen in other games before.

CUDGEdave
CUDGEdave

Well.....that was a surprise.

XIntoTheBlue
XIntoTheBlue

I couldn't finish FarCry 3. They boast about it being open world. What do I see when I visit this so called open world? I see the game world sectioned off into grid squares. I see each grid square filled with identical filler content. Meaning, you clear out one section of content in one grid square, you've basically done everything there is to do throughout the world and it becomes a repetitive chore. I wish developers would actually make things to do much more varied than copy/paste dozens of the same tasks throughout the open world. This is making me prefer linear storyline experiences more and more.

xGarrettThiefX
xGarrettThiefX

FC 3 was good but it was filled with a lot of filler. If you guys want a fantastic gaming experience try FC1. FC1 was made well before these open world game became chock full of "collect this sheet" type of stuff.

pedrovnone
pedrovnone

If they change the crafting/skill sistem many people will hate, including me. Capcom destroyed what was already perfect in Deadspace 1 and 2 when they changed the craft sistem in Dead space 3.


Farcry 3 craft/skill sistem is perfect!

PikminWorld
PikminWorld

Far Cry 3 was a very fun game, can't wait for the 4th, though I'm guessing it's not coming to the Wii U or at least not yet?

pedrovnone
pedrovnone

Far Cry 3 is Amazing! Open world, freedom, many things to do... Nature, animals, view points... peoples, new cultures, drama, action.... Like a movie...


I hope not to die before i play Far Cry 4 rsrsrs.

sensei_hEnRY
sensei_hEnRY

i can't wait to see a new Far Cry game in next gen consoles, the third one is extremely beautiful even on PS3/xbox 360. 

Although i really hope for a prequel to Far Cry 3, story about Vaaz and his journey through insanity.

Stiler
Stiler

All of Ubisoft's "open world" games are really really starting to blend together (hell open world games in general). 


They are becoming EXTREMELY repeitive. 


I mean literally almost every one it's the same old same old, "Go to this zone of the map, unlock the map by visiting this tower/radio tower/etc, "collect all these useless things, " Do linear missions."


I wish they spent less time on these and focused on providing a different experience as a whole. 


I'd love to see the next Far Cry take more of a focus on "survival" and having food, weather (IE if you're cold it affects you, need a fire/clothing, etc) and other elements that could set it apart from usual open world games.


I mean look at a game like Skyrim, these games are not built like the usual Ubisoft ones, no super-reptitive "go to this area, do the same exact missions over and over and over like you did int he other area already." it's more story focused with choices. 


Would be MUCH more fun if they focused on storyline and providing meaningful choices that affected the game, characters, and story.

deadpen
deadpen

Well I guess I'm in, I just like going around killing the animals, fells like a Ted Nugent vacation with Jimmy Buffett. 

cboye18
cboye18

How about making the game more replayable? After I finished the game there was nothing more to do. Also, improve the crafting/skill system as they were too simplistic and bare-boned. 

SoulxReaperx366
SoulxReaperx366

I want more camps and for them to be MUCH more difficult to take over. I blitzed through them all as a sniper/archer in like 2 hours in far cry 3 going completely unnoticed, it was too predictable.

ballsy7777
ballsy7777

more game to hunt please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thekorican
thekorican

I love Far cry 3 I still play it when I want a good FPS that's not BF4 or Titanfail. 

biggest_loser
biggest_loser

For the love of God put in a proper save system and rebalance the fall damage. 

DrKill09
DrKill09

Please make it like Far Cry 3, and not boring as hell Far Cry 2.

Thyasianman
Thyasianman

This time please don't add a half assed multiplayer and coop. I played one game, and I never touched it again. 

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

I wanna wish the creators good luck with this series I personally have played them all so far and have had a lot of fun but I don't think ill return to it again till something big happens to the franchise.

AmbiguousAlias
AmbiguousAlias

Far Cry 3 was awesome! I hope it is only PS4/XB1/PC.

foxrock66
foxrock66

Dude if this has the same graphical leap that 3 had from 2

HIT3kNology
HIT3kNology

Hopefully coop campaign this time around

Dougsmoog
Dougsmoog

@J-007  FarCry 3 was my first introduction, loved it too! Got all additions on the PSN and also Blood Dragon, just excellent.  Would be superb if something came out on PS4..

Aspire85
Aspire85

@XIntoTheBlue  Yeah, I agree. I didn't finish it for the same reason as it just felt like routine after a while. Go to a radio tower to unlock the other stuff, go around starting with the quickest location first, move on to next segment of map.


It's a shame because the gameplay was fun.

cnx2022
cnx2022

@pedrovnone  No, not capcom. You mean EA. Though to back up your statement, Many did also complain of the massive change from RE4 to RE5 that Capcom implemented. :) There you go ;)

jcarl663
jcarl663

@Stiler  I recently got the 1000 GS for Skyrim, and I will tell you, boy oh boy is it repetitive. Go into this dungeon, kill everything, bring a thing back, rinse, repeat.

bk2fut
bk2fut

@Stiler  I agree that Ubi free-roam games are getting way too similar, Watch Dogs looks to be AC parkour with Far Cry 3 weapon customisation with the addition of hacking abilities. That said, I would not like Far Cry to have a more survival focus as FC2 was too real for my taste (guns jammed, bones etc. had to be set or popped back into place if you ran out of meds, some guns were old, rusty and therefore had lower stats (they could become rusty over time I think and I remember guns failing to fire as their condition worsened or they got rusty) and the lack of fast travel (as far as I remember you had to drive a lot, tedious and repetitive driving) made the game a chore to play. FC3 flipped it all around, yes it had the same mechanics (with the addition of an ability upgrade system) but it changed itself enough to be more fun (for me anyway) and the story was far more interesting (mainly thanks to Vaas). My point is, I would not be so sure that changing things would improve them (for Far Cry anyway...AC could do with a revamp/change in formula)

pedrovnone
pedrovnone

@cboye18  If they change the crafting/skill sistem many people will hate, including me. Capcom destroyed what was already perfect in Deadspace 1 and 2 when they changed the craft sistem in Dead space 3.

Navardo95
Navardo95

@biggest_loser  I swear my 6 year old female cousin is able to resist more fall damage as compared to Jason Brody..

chev9342
chev9342

@Thyasianman The map editor is sooooooo disappointing. I still play the Far Cry 2 map editor because of that. Far C3 is a waste of money.

chev9342
chev9342

@AmbiguousAlias Far Cry 3 is overrated among people that don't play  a lot of FPS games!

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@HIT3kNology There was a separate co-op campaign on Far Cry 3, not sure if it was any good though.

J-007
J-007

@Dougsmoog @J-007  What would that something be? I would even have the Far Cry package on ps4 at a good deal. Blood Dragon I should see then

tomservo51
tomservo51

I didn't mind because the bases were unique. I loved it when they had wild animals and you'd shoot your bow at the cage and let it attack the guards. That being said, I hope FC4 has ever more creative ways to accomplish missions.

Stiler
Stiler

@bk2fut Far Cry 2 was terrible in thati department, it was very "gamey" with those mechanics, the car fixing and all that stuff. 


I was talking survival more in terms of actual survival to the weather, food, etc. Like having the hunting actually have a use (providing food), having the weather play a role in your health (making a fire provides warmth, certain clothing is better to keep warm in (but might not be as good to sneak in or something else). 


Just something a bit more like say, Don't Starve, Rust, etc that kind of survival element.


Being able to make your own fires, shelter (to protect you from weather or perhaps animals and things).

 

foxrock66
foxrock66

@chev9342  Ahahaha no. Playing a lot of COD and BF does not equal "playing a lot of FPS games". 

slipgraeme
slipgraeme

@GamerLegend10 It was pretty good for a short time, i must have played co-op for a good few months religiously when it was first released but of course it gets old and 'samey' with the same AI spawning in the same spot and you move onto something else.

Maybe an AI Director a bit like Left 4 dead 2 might save it!?

justerthought
justerthought

@J-007 @Dougsmoog

I would love to see Far Cry 2 on PS4. That game was seriously under valued and not given the credit it was due by the masses. The fire propagation was truly brilliant, offering some great gameplay if you used it to your advantage. Hunting for diamond secrets with that electronic device with the bleeping light was pure fun.

I would also like to see a Far Cry 3 remaster. I loved that game but always felt it was pushing the PS3 a little to hard. so they had to gimp it. I wanted a Far Cry 3 with Far Cry 2 bendy plants, with Far Cry 2 fire propagation and PC water refraction.

jcarl663
jcarl663

@chev9342 @foxrock66  I don't have either of those games, and I still like FC3. I don't even like either of those games.

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@slipgraeme @GamerLegend10I didn't have any friends with FC3 to play co-op with unfortunately but yeah after completing the game i got that 'samey' feeling too; it's a beautiful world but without progressing through the story i feel there isn't much interesting to do in it, you just end up doing the same stuff over and over. Though to be fair the same goes for most open world games, only a few manage to avoid it.


Still a fantastic game though imo.