Far Cry 2 level editor will give birth to “hundreds of thousands” of maps, says Ubi – video

Thursday, 16th October 2008 11:17 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Far Cry 2 multiplayer producer Richard Gaetan has told VG247 that he expects the game’s level editor to allow users to create “hundreds of thousands of maps” after it launches later this month.

“It was always big,” said the developer when asked how important the multiplayer aspects of the game wer to overall development.

“For us, we have three games in one. We have single-player, which is huge. Then we have the multiplayer and the map editor, that will have thousands and hundreds of thousands of maps there, so that’s like another huge part of the game.”

Gaetan went on to explain that simplicity and accessibility were key when constructing the level editor.

“Our strategy with the multiplayer was that we wanted to bring cool, good, solid mechanics but are simple at the same time, so the user will easily make good maps for all game modes. That was our focus point,” he said.

“You know with the single-player being really big and deep, we could have gone with something really complex on the multiplayer side, but then no-one would have been able to do maps for it, so we said, ‘OK, make sure everything is solid, and then the user and community will take care of creating thousands of maps.’”

The game’s out for PC, 360 and PS3 on October 24. There’s a video of the editor in action after the link.



  1. Blerk

    The editor looks pretty neat. I liked how easy it was to make mountains. How does this all work on console, though?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Axle

    Pat: Just like to say well done for moving that annoying advert from the site.

    Hope it hasn’t detracted too much from your earnings.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Tiger Walts

    How long before someone makes Blood Gulch?

    #3 6 years ago
  4. deanimate

    did that advert only affect IE? haven’t noticed a thing with firefox.

    #4 6 years ago

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