By William Chandler
The inevitable Far Cry 4 announcement came in the form of a press release this morning, which I’ll paste at the bottom of this in case you really care to read it.
This time around it takes place in the mountainous regions of the himalayas, which admittedly sounds dope as fuck, not to mention relatively unique. The press release also states that they want to “surprise players and exceed fans’ expectations”, but they made an FPS so I’m pretty sure they’re lying. Is anyone as tired of open world FPSes as I am?
At any rate, Far Cry 4 drops on November 18th in the US on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, and PC.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — May 15, 2014 — Today, Ubisoft announced Far Cry 4, an open-world, first-person shooter that delivers the most expansive and immersive Far Cry experience ever. Far Cry 4 will be available November 18 in the US and November 20 in the EMEA territories for PlayStation 4® computer entertainment system, PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.
Development on Far Cry 4 is being led by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with Red Storm Entertainment, a Ubisoft studio, Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Shanghai, and Ubisoft Kiev.
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,” 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.”
Customers who pre-order Far Cry 4 receive a free upgrade to the Limited Edition which includes Hurk’s Redemption, a series of three action-packed single-player missions featuring the popular character Hurk from Far Cry 3’s DLC. The Limited Edition also includes Hurk’s signature harpoon gun called “The Impaler”. The pre-order is now available at all major retailers.
Fans can tune into Ubisoft’s Media Briefing at E3 for an exclusive first look at Far Cry 4.