Drive composer working on Far Cry 4 - Report

Film composer and former Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Cliff Martinez reveals Far Cry 4 is in development.

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During a recent interview with Lost in the Multiplex, Drive composer and former Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Cliff Martinez revealed Far Cry 4 is in development.

Asked what projects he is currently working on, Martinez outed the unannounced game. The original text has been edited to remove mention of the game, but Polygon saw the story before the change was made.

"There's a secret mission that I'm not completely on yet, it looks like I'll also be doing a Soderbergh TV series called The Knick, and I'm working on a video game called Far Cry 4," he said. "So yeah, I'm popular all this week."

A fourth Far Cry game would not be much of a surprise. Ubisoft senior vice president of marketing and sales Tony Key said this summer 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," he said at the time.

The most recent entry in the series was May's Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, a downloadable spinoff that has sold more than one million copies to date.

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Here's to hoping that they actually get someone who is decent at writing to pen the story and dialogue for FC4. Far Cry 3 could of been EPIC. The gameplay mechanics are awesome, but the story and dialgoue were sooooo eye rolling - you coulnd't take any of the characters seriously... with the exception of VAAS of course.

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if they are talking about the movie Drive with Ryan Gosling....that movie fucking sucked ass...

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@twisted_sith Really? I thought it was awesome! Along with a lot of other people :)

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@pip3dream @twisted_sith Die.

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What I hated in Far Cry 2 were re-spawning enemies at checkpoints. It was super frustrating, you disposed of the whole patrol at the checkpoint, got few meteres away and the re-spawned. Arghhhhhh ! I still have nightmares.

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@AggrandizedUser Well you're wrong for starters. The characters were shallow because they served no real purpose in the story - depth was there where intended but the story was about Jason and only about Jason.

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Far Cry 1 and 3 were awesome, but Far Cry 2 was a load of crap. The worst part about it was the re spawning enemies who served no purpose.

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@@funkyzoom 2 was actually my favourite, I know I'm not alone on this. It was a great game! Just my opinion though

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Good maybe they can make another decent story that ends up being harpooned by feminists and dipshits alike for being blatantly [actuall not at all] racist and following the "magical negro" trope.

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I love farcry so much! I want farcry4 so bad!

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F**KIN YEAH!

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Ow man, playng far cry 1, when launched in 2004 was amazing... 3 was good too...

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I just started playing the 3rd one. Has some good voice acting in it.

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@Zekethompson22 i think that game has some of the best voice acting in any game ive played.

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@Zekethompson22 Well, don´t read too much of the comment section. It´s spoiler infested.

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@phbz @Zekethompson22 Haha thanks I won't

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Even if I don't like a game,most of the time I end up at least buying the soundtrack anyway so this is good news.Game and film music is the best music you can find,not like that pop bullshit .

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@Sun-Tzu-GE it's because a lot of good films use music from bands before 2000's or 1990's when music had originality.

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@shreddyz @Sun-Tzu-GE Agree completely. Soundtracks of memorable experiences (films, games) are the best!!!

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nice

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I think they should base it in Chicago

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@Gamerhomer lol

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That's good news. Event if the guy has no experience in video games, but Drive, go to hell It's gonna be a big game.

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Perfect choice for composer! (If it's really gonna happen)... Just hope Ubi don't milk this franchise... I actually enjoy it

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good news....i love farcry series


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I would love a prequel to Far Cry 3.. Something where we see Vaas's fallout with his sister and how Hoyt took control of the island. Or a sequel with Vaas as the antagonist. Just anything with more Vaas really....

Did I tell you the definition of insanity????????

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Not trying to be offensive but people who worship Vaas as a villain are the same to me as people who worship Wesker - makes no sense whatsoever.

Really Vaas was a better villain but still, not that amazing. Certainly nowhere near enough for a full game.

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@amrit500 haha yeah. Sequel wouldn't work, because well, he's dead. But I agree he was an awesome character

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@AggrandizedUser you scum why would you post a major spoiler in a fucking comment you piece of shit and even if you do at least put SPOILER ALERT before you write the comment or better yet don't write it at all you worthless piece of dirt people like you should have there hands amputated granted you didn't spoil the whole game but that's probably only because you haven't beat it and even tho you didn't spoil the whole game you spoiled a major point some people haven't even played many games yet including me and far cry 3 was one of them and you now ruined a major part of the game your mother should have swallowed you

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@tom2750 Man, I do think you're right about the spoilers, but less insults and some punctuation would help you make your point

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Far Cry 3 was an amazing and thrilling game. But now that Ubisoft has decided to milk this series as well. I don't have high hopes for FC4. It will probably be a rehash of FC3 with new story.

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@LADIES_MAN_2013 I really hated the far cry 3 story. it was so lame, as to be laugh out loud bad... :(

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@LADIES_MAN_2013 how is it milking if you think it was an amazing game? milking would mean it was just another far cry that was identical to the previous games and added no excitement. i would think its the opposite if it made you feel like it was so good

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Far Cry 2 was the last good Far Cry.

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@WantYouBad REALLY ???? Wow ! now that's a first. I respect your opinion but come on man.. FC2 was the WORST in the series.

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@WantYouBad Uh,no. FC3 was a great game.

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The brown muted "African sand" palette and the constant respawning enemies? No thanks. FC 1 when it first came out on PC and FC 3 for going back to its roots. They'll get it right with 4 as long as they stick with the tropical island setting and fix some things.

Add some submarines/ underwater exploration and crazy underground cave systems kinda like Tomb Raider but better. More animals with better physics, more options for the driving camera, then its on the right path..imo. Screw realism, give us more loco like Vaas in all aspects of the game lol.

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@immortaltech6 Tropical islands are boring.

The african setting while considerably empty, is much less common and also more interesting.


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@WantYouBad No, just no.

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Composers, artists, writers; all these creative people constantly letting the cat out of the bag early. They're loose cannons.

If publishers didn't want them giving the game away then surely they should get a better handle on them.

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I haven't played Far Cry 3, yet and they already work on FC4.

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@erMonezza Why don't you write to Ubisoft and ask them to just sit around doing nothing while you play FC3 first

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@Stebsis @erMonezza actually, your suggestions are not bad. I might just do that.

"Ubisoft. Just wait a little. Thanks."

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@erMonezza @Stebsis It's 20 dollars. Go buy it.

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@erMonezza They should clearly wait for you to play the game first.

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I think they will have a hard time finding a villain as good as Vaas.

wish i saw more of him.

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Yea I got the impression from all the pre-release footage he would be a more integral part of the game but he came and was gone way too fast. With not that many scenes as expected.

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@immortaltech6 @blackzio Vaas should have been in Hoyt's role. The main guy, the head of the organization. It was too bad they killed him off so quickly

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@blackzio They should make an expansion were you play as him before the events of farcry 3 leading to his schism between him and his sister

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@Marsh87 @blackzio I dunno. I think Vaas' personality is better portrayed as an NPC. You might lose something going to the first person perspective.

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