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.