Ubisoft have let the cat out of the bag and announced that Farcry 4 will be released in Europe on November 20th 2014. Farcry 4 will be coming to PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.
Farcry 4 will be set in the fictional region of the Himalayas known as the ‘Kryat’. Ubisoft seem keen to replicate a winning formula, as the main antagonist has also been revealed. A self appointed tyrannical king rules over this region and I have no doubt he will cause just as much trouble (if not more) than Farcry 3’s Vaas.
Executive producer Dan Hay relayed Ubisoft Montreal’s intention for Farcry 4, by stating that the studio “wanted to take the franchise to the next level and create a game that will surprise and exceed fan expectations.“
Whilst Farcry 3 was a critical and commercial success, the free roam elements didn’t necessarily break up some monotonous gameplay. Although Farcry 3 is still a great game, I assume by Dan Hay’s statement that this is something they are looking to address, especially with the power of next gen at their disposal.
Although details are scarce we expect a big announcement at E3. What we do know is that several Ubisoft Studios around the globe are collaborating on this one. Ubisoft also announced that if you pre-order Farcry 4 now you will automatically be upgraded to the Limited Edition for free. This limited edition will include 3 single player DLC campaign missions, that revolve around Hurk, a character from the Farcry 3 series.
Even though rumours were circulating, this announcement does come as a surprise as last year Ubisoft famously delayed Watchdogs due to poor performances from Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Rayman Legends. Already this year Ubisoft have released Child of Light and Trials Fusion, Watchdogs is literally around the corner and The Crew is entering the final stages of development. Unsurprisingly the ever popular Assassin’s Creed series will make a return later this year with Assassin’s Creed Unity and possibly a second (rumoured) Creed game entitled ‘Comet.’ With this busy schedule and previous delays pushing titles into 2014, it is a surprising that Ubisoft have decided to further fill their calendar. But I guess while the irons are hot…….