With the release of Far Cry 3 just around the corner, Ubisoft has released the first in a series of videos where the developers of the game talk about its features. In the first video, simply titled Far Cry 3 - Featurette Episode 1, the producer of the game, Dan Hay talks about the game's world.
The game is taking an open world approach and the game world consists of three tropical islands, called the Rook Islands. The game boasts of many features, like having a dynamic weather system, wildlife, and a dynamic fire system that spreads realistically on its own. Players can use fire to either outright destroy enemy settlements, or as a distraction while the move around and attempt to flank the enemy. Every creature in the game, humans included, exhibit their own behaviour and properties, and you will see naturally occurring gunfights and attacks from wildlife. Ubisoft will be releasing another episode of the Featurette soon.
Earlier this month, Ubisoft had released the story trailer for Far Cry 3. In the game, you are originally on the island for a fun vacation. Things go sour when you run into some psychopaths who like murdering and torturing for no good reason. It's up to you to get stronger, get better weapons, and find out what's wrong in the island. The game will pit you against humans as well as nature, with everything from psychopathic bandits to hungry tigers wanting to eat you.
Has a ton of unscripted things to do
Back in October, Ubisoft had said that driving around the island in Far Cry 3 won't be a chore. Lead game designer Jamie Keen told PlayStation Magazine UK that it won’t “become a chore this time”.
“What we wanted to do with this one is we wanted to make driving a fun experience”. Explains Keen, “We wanted it to feel like you can pull a handbrake turn round a corner and when you do it is great and fun to do. You can just launch your vehicle at 70mph off a cliff – it might not do very well – but you can do that stuff.”
Ubisoft had released a trailer for the game that showed some of the characters that you will be meeting in your adventure in the island in the same way that an earlier trailer did, but this time, the characters seem less violently bloodthirsty and more willing to co-operate with the player character.
Far Cry 3 is set to be an open-world game, but forgoes the African setting of its predecessor for a more tropical island setting, much like the first game in the series. The game also seems to have a very open way to deal with things, but then again, that simply means that you get an option to either blow up enemies loudly, or kill them quietly.