More details on Far Cry 4 "soon," says Ubisoft

"We're clearly going to make another one," says Ubisoft marketing manager.

Ubisoft has promised to reveal more details about a new Far Cry game soon.

Ubisoft says it will reveal more on the future of Far Cry "soon."

Speaking to GameSpot, Ubisoft senior vice president of marketing and sales Tony Key said that the commercial and critical success of Far Cry 3 has ensured a sequel. "We’re totally psyched from [Far Cry 3]. 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."

Far Cry 3 launched in late 2012, and was developed primarily by Ubisoft Montreal. The open-world FPS was set on a tropical island and revolved around its protagonist, Jason Brody, becoming increasingly unhinged after his friends are kidnapped by pirates. GameSpot awarded the game a 9.0 in its review.

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, a digital, 80s themed spin-off, was released earlier this year to further sales success. And an entry for a Far Cry HD, with Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms specified, popped up in a Brazilian classification listing (spotted by VG Leaks) back in May.

Key also spoke about the current appetite for the open-world genre, saying that he believes today's gamers want fewer linear experiences. Many of Ubisoft's current releases incorporate elements of open world into their design, with Key saying that "I think open world can represent the future of, you know, gaming, and that’s where we’re investing huge portions of our resources--because we believe that that is what consumers want."

"They don’t want linear; they want open [world]," he continued. While Key did add that "there’s always going to be a place for linear experiences," he said Ubisoft was particularly capable at making large-scale, open-ended games.

Finally, Key told anyone hoping for a new Prince of Persia title on consoles to remain patient. "Prince of Persia, it’s got a really strong legacy with Ubisoft and it’s still there. We have nothing to announce, but, you know, we haven’t sold it off or given it away, so be patient. I know that’s hard!"

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themc_7
themc_7

"Ubisoft has promised to reveal more details about a new Far Cry game soon." That was July 2013. It's now February 2014 and we haven't heard anything.  A friend of mine from Ubisoft said they had an Alpha gameplay demo in June 2013. I wonder if the project was reshaped/restarted in order to go next gen.

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

I hope farcry 4 has giant crocs, cannibal tribes, angry mercanaries/pirates, Giant snakes, and secret legendary creatures such as Aliens, Sasquatch, Megaladon Shark, Trex and Deinonychus. I have my fingers crossed the protagonist wont be a spoiled metrosexual/fratboy brat this time! FC4 just could be the best FPS ever made.

at0micpotato
at0micpotato

Far Cry 3 is the most epic FPS ive ever played...open world...awesome story (albeit a bit unrealistic but thats what makes it awesome to me, it s game cmon guys)...epic gameplay...epicness and badassery all around...these guys got it right open world gameplay ftw....definitely preordering 4

gamekity
gamekity

The details were "coming soon" a month ago. Soon has happened. Where are the details?

CaptWaffle
CaptWaffle

Sweet.  Actually have Far Cry 3 paused upstairs right now..... any open-world game with some sort of old-school RPG leveling system and I'll at least give it a shot.  That's why I liked Dead Island, too, because it fills all of my above criteria..... I don't care about zombies, particularly, I could have been fighting mutant Smurfs or Neglected Stuffed Animals as long as you give me open world and an XP-based leveling system in particular.  Think about it:  how cool would some run-of-the-mill games have been if they added either of those things..... although I tend to think the leveling system would be the better of the two if you could only add one.  (think Far Cry 2.... I kinda liked it and all but needed a little more meat... tack on a leveling system and it would at least give more of a reason to explore the environment; killing and slowly becoming more powerful)

flexy456
flexy456

Ubisoft does many, many things right and I love how he thinks that "open world" is the way to go. Look at Metro Last Light, it could have been so much more if it wasn't so linear. As for FC3, I just played this recently and it's top of my all-time favorite games.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

Maybe in the next game they can spend more than 9 minutes on an ending that isn't completely disappointing.

djmmjd764
djmmjd764

Please Ubisoft have a weather system in this one with rainstorms / snowstorms.  There was hardly any rain in FC3.  

ferna1234
ferna1234

far cry 3 was a bout a regular daddy's son asshole who within few day became a sandokan style jungle warrior and defeates a life long trained and experienced terrorists.
just bullshit with nice graphics.

LOVERPS3
LOVERPS3

i love this game can't wait for 4

cursealoud
cursealoud

He said every right. We are making another because the consumers supported it and gamers DO NOT want linear games, so that's why we are going to make open-ended games. 

Holy-Rapture
Holy-Rapture

so long as they be patient in making the game too. as much as i want to play it, hope it doesn't come out for a while

MW2ismygame
MW2ismygame

can we please have proper mod support ?

crashmer
crashmer

Add more "Vaas" and bodypaint that should do it. 

ramthegamer
ramthegamer

i challenge anyone who has to complain about far cry 3 being boring or any other stupid reason, it couldn't get any better in an open world sandbox gameplay out there, nothing beats far cry 3 either in terms of graphics or gameplay, the story was lacking yes a bit, but it couldn't be more rewarding taking on outposts as in this game, i couldn't get enough of sandboxing an outpost!! 


RyoEspada
RyoEspada

I see that Ubisoft are measuring their need for a sequel to a game due to the success of the previous one which seems very natural for every game developer however its very likely that its a bit too soon I mean FC3 was an amazing game but they need to spend their precious time making FC4 for at least 3-5 years perhaps? What makes a good game is the new and brilliant ideas that are put into it after a good amount of time is spent making it. This is my opinion but Rockstar are a good example of a company that takes their time to make awesome games and it definitely pays off once they are released as you get a game that you get your moneys worth. All I'm looking for now is a release date for FC4 until I can judge anything about it but its likely that it might not be very good or it would be similar to FC3.   

19James89
19James89

I played the third game after recommedations from lots of people and I felt let down. It's a good game, but it's not a great game. I certainly won't be buying the next installment.

pidow
pidow

I've played them all, but need to see what next before I decide yes or no!.

ishsgames
ishsgames

Ubisoft is going to publish a 4th iteration to the game you guys all love so much....OH NOO, they are the WORST. STFU everyone, they are listening to all your little paradox subconscious thoughts now, let it be that way and don't piss them off.


FC has the mainstream kind of gameplay with a unique feel thanks to the dev's, so don't be surprised about that now a days. Something so mainstream meets no end. Its becoming extremely expensive trying to produce a new IP now a days. As for Assassin's Creed; it is one of the few games that has a massive amount of potential. A slight shift of the environment and mechanics will make it feel kinda new, however, they need to be able to implement a storyline of high caliber as well, or else it will end up like AC 3.

As for an example like COD, it is the perfect example of a publisher going overboard to a point where it is the ONLY game they publish.

nimd4
nimd4

@at0micpotato It was quite excellent, but, imo, the problem was with "albeit a bit unrealistic" where they took it (way) overboard and not in a good way.. A little bit of a different story, a more refined one - or something (not even sure what bothered me the most, exactly; everything was fine, boss fights were cool, but STILL) && I would've loved it.

P.S.
Maybe the way these new games focus on the video inserts to carry the story - where (we?) I couldn't care less about the video.. Insert the story into the game, even if it's not playable through those sections (oh and DEFINITELY make it so that we are allowed to skip it, most certainly on the second play-through) && it'll be fine. Games where we have to suffer through various videos, where the developers though this might be cool.. Just suck, plain and simple. =)

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

@at0micpotato Goldeneye and Perfect Dark on the N64 still hold the throne of most epic FPS. FC3 was okay, but not epic.

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

@crashmer VAAS was lame. People who like Vaas have no idea what a cool villain is.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@Dredcrumb9 You do realize Blood Dragon was entirely a spoof of how stupid the 80s was right? He was an overly machismo cyborg with purposely horrid dialog and no depth.

tom2750
tom2750

@ramthegamer ok graphics lets see um oh yeh the ps3 exclusive game uncharted 3 has better graphics so now we got that out of the way as for gameplay I would say gta san andreas and as for storyline I would say any uncharted game

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@ramthegamer The only problems I have with it are technical. I would like to be able to set the entire jungle on fire, not just the grass and trees, and have it burn down for good. Or I would like an intentional ability to get a squad of guys to help you take an outpost and the ability to command them - not the ad hoc of stealing their car and then maybe they come with you. The game is meant to be a lone character, of course, but still.

flyersfam4life
flyersfam4life

@ramthegamer @flyersfam4life Very will written and thought out.  I do agree with you on the joy of taking the outposts, some were easy and others were qutie tough to take but that is what make the game and the graphics were right where they needed to be for this generations consoles. Far Cry 3 gave options on how to achieve the goal and also side missions if you so chose to do them.Looking forward to 4 and the even better play it will offer. 

noladem504
noladem504

@ramthegamer I even found the story to be compelling. Couldnt agree more with every else you said. People will find a reason to bitch about everything. 

19James89
19James89

@RyoEspada Given the fact that Far Cry 3 amassed around 5 million sales and the fact there is demand for a fourth installment will see Ubisoft making FC4 as soon as possible. 

It clearly works for them, just take a look at Assassin's Creed.

noladem504
noladem504

@RyoEspada You make a good point, but man i hope your wrong. Far Cry is an awesome franchise that makes huge steps forward with every new entry. 

ramthegamer
ramthegamer

@19James89 i'm sorry if u were let down, but give an open world sandbox fps with a great setting that can match far cry 3????!!!

Warfighter_971
Warfighter_971

@ishsgames But don't tell me that UBISOFT is going to make FARCRY like Activision's Call of Shitty!!!!

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

@Grenadeh @Dredcrumb9 I didn't like Bood Dragon and I love the 80's(80's metal music and film). It had to many annoying rave colors and the jungles were all dead and grey. I just thought in comparison to the wussy Jason Brody, blood dragon had the cooler protagonist. Jason Brody had no depth either, he just magically becomes a warrior after being a pampered metrosexual 'bro-dude' from a rich family.

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

@tom2750 @ramthegamer uncharted sucks. The story is not that great either. if Uncharted had the blood spay and bullet wound effects of max payne 3, it would be much better. Uncharted feels like a cheap aracade game.

RyoEspada
RyoEspada

@noladem504 @RyoEspada Yeah I definitely agree with you I loved every FC game that I played so far and there's pretty much always something different in every one of them and I really do hope that Ubisoft aren't going to make some silly mistake that would change my mind about the franchise.

tom2750
tom2750

@ramthegamer @RyoEspada it had an amazing storyline gta san andreas didn't it also had a black gangsta with not much personality as the main character and the storyline wasn't very emotional like gta 4, gta 4 was better in storyline hands down and had a lot of cool realistic shit like going through your windscreen when you crash but san andreas definatly  had the better gameplay but storyline is just as important if not more important then gameplay

RyoEspada
RyoEspada

@ramthegamer @RyoEspada I see GTA 4 as a game made to just test out the capabilities of a GTA game on the 360 and PS3 (then again there's the PC but I think the developers wanted to put some focus on making the game for the first time on those consoles) but yeah it was great for its gameplay and graphics at the time but now of course GTA 5 is going to come out soon and it looks hundreds of times better than GTA 4 because Rockstar can take in the best previous ideas that they had (like the things in GTA SA mixed with some things from GTA 4) and put them into the current gen consoles and gaming PCs without worrying about what they are capable of doing (then again I could be wrong haha).

noladem504
noladem504

@ramthegamer @RyoEspada i wouldnt say it was boring; but comparing it to San Andreas WTF were they thinking!? It had some good story lines and each DLC got progressively better. I still cannot fathom why the hell they would remove all of the things that made San Andreas the epic that it was. It seems that they have reverted back to the time tested format with GTA V. Def looking forward to it.

19James89
19James89

@ramthegamer @19James89 It's good game. It's a beautiful game and you can instantly tell a lot of time and effort went into Far Cry 3. However, I found the game quite tedious and repetative & the campaign lacklustre. 

cursealoud
cursealoud

@Warfighter_971 Says the man with a COD AVATAR. You are such a dumbass!!! Since when does a company say we are making a sequel equate to yearly installments? How many Grand Theft Autos do we have now? How many Gran Turismos or Uncharteds did they make? Loser

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

@noladem504 @ramthegamer @RyoEspada gta 4 was a first with the new engine. Of course it isn't going to have everything GTA san andreas had. Sand Andreas was the 3rd game with the GTA 3 engine, that's why it was soo big. GTA 5 will be a progression from GTA 4.

19James89
19James89

@cursealoud @19James89 @Warfighter_971 I'm more than entitled to my opinion. I found Far Cry 3 highly repatitive. In my opinion, Far Cry 3 had the potential to be a great game, but it fell drastically short. 

Taking out outposts got old fast, hunting got old fast, driving about got old fast and the story mode was just lacklustre and got old fast.

cursealoud
cursealoud

@19James89 @Warfighter_971  No, dont buy it. Just leave it alone. You're not fan and you'll just find something to bitch about it. Might complain about it being dated and not fun or graphically challenged since it's almost 10 years old. Just keep it moving and play something else. FC3 surpassed the others so going backwards is not something I would advise.