Far Cry 4 Announced by Ubisoft – Coming to Both Generation of Consoles Along with PC Later this Year

Fahad Arif
Posted May 16, 2014
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Far Cry series is one of the other remarkable video game series that were brought to life by Ubisoft, a french video game developer that should be blamed for some of the most legendary and immersive games of all time. Today, Ubisoft announced Far Cry 4 as the brand new installment in the game’s series. Far Cry 4 will hit local markets later this year.

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If you have not played Far Cry 3 on your previous-gen video game consoles, you surely have squandered a hell lot of fun that no other game can stipulate. Fry Cry 3 is considered to be the biggest video game title Ubisoft Montreal has ever worked on. Once again raining gems on its fans, Ubisoft has officially announced the successor video game to its open world first-person shooter title that never stop pleasing the players.

According to the announcement post on UbiBlog by Communications Manager Gary Steinman, Far Cry 4 will launch on almost all current major video game platforms including Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360, there is no mention of the game releasing on Nintendo’s Wii U console. The game will launch in the US this year on November 18, while on November 20 the game will hit EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) territories.

Far Cry 4, according to the officials, is an open world first-person shooter just like its predecessors. But unlike lush green forests in Far Cry 3, the upcoming already most awaited game will be set in Kyrat, a fictional region of Himalayas that is administrated by a self-appointed ruthless king; looking at the game’s cover, he seems to be young in age with blond hair. Taking the effect from other Far Cry titles, Far Cry 4 will offer a variety of geographic features and wildlife related to the game’s exotic setting.

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Five Ubisoft studios are currently working head-to-head on Far Cry 4: Montreal is the leading studio, while Red Storm, Toronto, Shanghai and Kiev are contributing in the development work. Below is what the official press release reads:

“Announced today, Far Cry 4 will release this year on November 18 in the US and November 20 in EMEA territories. The game will be available on both generations of consoles – PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 – along with Windows PC.

Taking a sharp turn away from the lush island jungles of the top-rated Far Cry 3, Far Cry 4 is set in Kyrat, an untamed region currently ruled by a despotic self-appointed king. But don’t be lulled into a false sense of security by the achingly beautiful views; Kyrat is a wild land full of perils. Once again, players will be able to craft their own stories as they travel through this exotic open world teeming with wildlife – using their wits along with an assortment of powerful weapons and diverse vehicles.

“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,” said Dan Hay, Executive Producer. “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.”

Development on Far Cry 4 is being led by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with Red Storm Entertainment, Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Kiev.

For an exclusive first look at Far Cry 4, be sure to tune in to Ubisoft’s media briefing at E3”

Those who are planning to pre-order the game will get a bonus characters from Far Cry 3: Hurk. All the game’s pre-orders have been automatically upgraded to the Limited Edition. Pre-orders are available through almost all major retailers now:

“Seems like you can’t keep a crazy man down. The popular nutjob from Far Cry 3 returns in Far Cry 4 in a series of three single-player missions, available in the game’s Limited Edition. The great news: pre-order Far Cry 4 and you’ll receive a free upgrade to the Limited Edition, which not only includes the Hurk’s Redemption missions but also The Impaler – Hurk’s hefty harpoon gun. Pre-orders are available now through all major retailers.”

Ubisoft will release first Far Cry 4 gameplay footage during its E3 2014 media briefing, which is scheduled at 6 p.m ET on June 9. Below is the full cover of the game released by the publisher.

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