Far Cry 4 will have "a lot more multiplayer" than Far Cry 3
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot says, "We are working on launching games that will be played for a longer time."
Ubisoft's upcoming action game Far Cry 4 will have "a lot more multiplayer" than predecessor Far Cry 3, CEO Yves Guillemot said during a post-earnings financial call today. It's all part of Ubisoft's effort to not only sell more games, but to sell more digital items for those games.
"We are working on launching games that will be played for a longer time," Guillemot said. "This will allow us to do more DLC [and] item-based sales in those games."
Ubisoft CFO Alain Martinez explained that this is no easy task, but said some publishers (without naming names) have already been able to do so successfully.
"We are moving to make games that are extended over longer periods, so in those games, we not only want to sell more [units], but we want to sell more items, more content," Martinez said. "That's one of the challenges of course, but that's what we're seeing some other players have successfully done."
Far Cry 4 was only just announced yesterday, so there's no indication yet as to the specific ways in which it's been updated and changed since 2012's Far Cry 3. Ubisoft promises to share more details on the game during its E3 2014 press conference, scheduled for 3 p.m. PDT on Monday, June 9.