Far Cry 4 confirmed for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, and PC

Ubisoft officially confirms next entry in action series, launching November 18 and set in the Himalayas.

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As part of Ubisoft's earnings report today for the year ended March 31, the French publisher officially confirmed Far Cry 4, the next entry in the action series. It's not much of a surprise, as Ubisoft told GameSpot last year at E3 2013 that a follow-up to Far Cry 3 was a sure-thing based on the sales of that game.

"The year's performance will be led by five games--Assassin’s Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, Just Dance, The Crew, and Watch Dogs," Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said in a statement. "Watch Dogs' pre-orders are at record levels and it is perfectly positioned to become the industry’s most successful new IP in history."

Far Cry 4 is coming to Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 18. Today's confirmation of Far Cry 4 comes after a flurry of leaks. Here's how Ubisoft sets up the story for Far Cry 4:

"In Far Cry 4, players find themselves in Kyrat, a breathtaking, perilous and wild region of the Himalayas struggling under the regime of a despotic self-appointed king. Using a vast array of weapons, vehicles, and animals, players will write their own story across an exotic open-world landscape."

"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," executive producer Dan Hay said in a statement. "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."

If you preorder Far Cry 4, you'll receive a limited edition version of the game that includes Hurk's Redemption, a three-part single-player mission pack featuring the character Hurk from Far Cry 3. You'll also receive Hurk's main weapon, the harpoon gun called The Impaler, if you preorder.

More information about Far Cry 4 will be shared during Ubisoft's E3 2014 briefing next month, to be held Monday June 9 at 3 p.m. PDT.

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The protagonist of Far Cry 3 was terrible. Another installment in the series will never overshadow the amazingness that is Vaas though.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I liked him. He had a character ark going on, he was much easier to identify. I can't identify with a muscular military thug.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I agree with your statement about the protagonist -- he absolutely killed the story for me. I didn't care for Vaas though, partially because Vaas feels like a bit of a rip off of Heath Ledger's Joker but I think mostly because the story in general seemed so unlikable to me that I couldn't appreciate Vaas at all.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Yeah, I was hoping to play as Vaas.....:/

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like I said, he looks like a compete dbag flamer. worst box art ever.

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Far Cry 4? This is totally unexpected news for me! Far Cry 3 was great!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I felt the same way. I have no idea what they are going to invent this time since far cry 3 had a conclusion. Maybe far cry 4 is going to be its own thing.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Every Far Cry has been its own thing

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> There is that. Yeah.

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I don't know why I didn't like Far Cry 3. I can tell it was a great, high quality game, and I think Vaas is one of my all time favorite game characters, but I still wasn't a huge fan for some reason

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<< LINK REMOVED >> The gameplay was very generic pew-pew, and it was overhyped as hell which is why I didn't like it, and it might be the same reason for you. "It's Skyrim with guns" was easily the biggest lie I've ever heard about the game and that disappointed me immensely when I found out that the game was nothing like that description. Far Cry 3's whole campaign to me was Call of Duty set in an unnecessarily large environment and with some very shallow "side quests". In other words -- been there, done that.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> How does it make the game worse if a lot of people like it? Overhyping doesn't make any sense, how is it a negative thing if a lot of people like a game

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I have never really been disappointed with a Farcry game so far. I will give them the benefit of the doubt that this will be a good game as well. All I ask is they just tone up the multiplayer and coop a tad.

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I hope they bring back the more open ended structure of the second game, rather than spectacle over substance.

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Wet spot confirmed for my pantelones.

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At first glance that guy was some androgynous character for another saints row game.

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Sweet, another port, I want some more damned current-gen exclusivity! All the games that release on last-gen and current-gen do not take advantage of the capabilities of the newer consoles, just look at how crappy all the launch titles looked that were last-gen ports...DUNG!!! Even the newer titles like Thief look like absolute crap on PS4, they were correct in the South Park Song of Ass and Fire Trilogy when they were like, "yeah, the graphics are like 10% better," and that is the truth. I thought these new consoles were going to be mind blowing powerhouses that would deliver amazing visual and tactile experiences, but can anyone legitimately argue that they are?

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1: Make a single big island. The two independent islands in FC3 broke the sense of freedom in some sense.

2: Don't hold the best gadgets. Like the parachute becoming unlocked on the second island, far into the story.

3: Take the kevlar off the Fauna. Too many undeserved deaths, killing a tiger shouldn't take a full clip to the head.

4: More Role Playing. Pursuing stealth and double kills was fun towards developing the character. Make it richer.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> >> Take the kevlar off the Fauna. I so rofloled on that. And now images of tigers in bulletproof vest are popping up in my mind XD

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Guess what its not next gen because if was next gen would be for ps4,xboxone,pc only anyways still getting far cry4 but really people getting screw over next gen games.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I've noticed that in many of your posts, your use of English is very poor, is English your second language? I'm not poking fun, but it has been a prevalent theme in your posts, and I was just wondering what part of the world you might declare as your origin. Thanks.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> im english and its my sentences and ya did went to school but went to speacial school and did went college and i have a learning disbierty if want know true.

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@playstationzone Why do you repeat the exact same comment on every single article about next gen games?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> because all i see new games put on old consles if notice and people who got ps4 and xboxone need games whats next gen on other hand next AC U will be really next gen since coming to only ps4,xboxone so do get pic know.

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Looking forward to Far Cry 4! Hopefully they keep the map editor!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> still looking forward even not next gen game.

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Hopefully you don't play as a spoilt rich d-bag in this one. And keep his friends to a minimum this time, thanks ;)

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Huge problem with the last game was that there's nothing to do after you finish; it bored me to death and I sold it not much long after....

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poor wii u btw

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oooh yissss

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I believe the implication is that's one of his "soldiers"

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I hope they let you turn off the mini map and all the other indicators in this one. Far cry has the potential to be a pretty hardcore FPS that requires you to stay super duper sharp.

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the image background reminds me of uncharted 2

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Saints Cry 4.

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Kinda looks more like a Far cry 3 dlc than anything else.

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<< LINK REMOVED >>Hah, ok, and you're basing that on... the box art...? I know it's out relatively early after the last FC game, but maybe wait until you actually know SOMETHING about the game to start making those calls... hmmm?

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I'm basing it off the description: "Using a vast array of weapons, vehicles, and animals, players will write their own story across an exotic open-world landscape." And just like Far Cry 3, it'll probably be really mediocre.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> And FC2 or FC1 don't fit that description?

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This is a good thing

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Is the main guy meant to look like Julian Assange?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> You haven't even seen the main guy... That's the villain.

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What the...?

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Is that Anderson Cooper?