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Far Cry 4: FC3′s success means Ubisoft’s “clearly going to make another one”

Saturday, 13th July 2013 19:51 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Far Cry 4 has not been confirmed as being in the works at Ubisoft, yet, but that doesn’t mean it’s not in the cards.

According to SVP of marketing and sales Tony Key, the success of Far Cry 3 has ensured the continuation of the franchise, and since it is getting the “recognition it deserves,” the firm is “clearly going to make another one.”

Key told Gamespot the game’s popularity proves that open-world games are the future, thus, Ubisoft is investing “huge portions” of its resources on it, because that is “what consumers want.”

“They don’t want linear; they want open [world],” he said, “[but] there’s always going to be a place for linear experiences.”

As far as when to expect news on on Far Cyr 4, Key teased there will “more on that soon.”

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21 Comments

  1. Lengendaryboss

    Excellent.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. KineticCalvaria

    Yearly iterations here we come! Woo.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    @2

    Hyperbole, here we come!
    Ubisoft only yearly game is Assassins Creed which is essentially their cash machine that allows them to make another games unlike Activision which just keep the money in their own pocket.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Warlock

    mean to milking another one

    #4 1 year ago
  5. KAP

    I loved every second of Far Cry 3. Great news

    #5 1 year ago
  6. TheWulf

    @3

    It’s only hyperbole if valid examples didn’t already exist, as hyperbole must exist within the realm of fiction to be hyperbole. But the fact of the matter is is that Assassin’s Creed was successful enough for Ubisoft’s shareholders to demand a yearly iteration of it, for the profits.

    It’s realistic, even likely, that if the shareholders were pleased with the profits of Far Cry 3, they’d push for more of that. More of that in the publically owned mainstream tends to be yearly iterations.

    You’re being a romantic, sorry, whereas I’m being a realist. You’re expecting decency out of a publically owned company. There is none. And this has been true since time immemorial with pretty much every publically owned company. I still weep for Cadbury, and I’m still so glad that Valve is privately owned.

    The publically owned sectors of the mainstream are greedy and predatory, so what #2 said is all too possible.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. DSB

    It was good, but it wasn’t superb. The hunting was pretty halfassed and I would’ve gladly traded the open world for more of those cinematic sequences.

    That was the stuff that really sticks with me from that game.

    Did anyone notice how that guy got raped and the protagonist got brutally murdered without anyone batting an eye? Where are all the bleeding heart masculinists at?

    #7 1 year ago
  8. OrbitMonkey

    @8, They probably figured the protagonist deserved it for making such a stupid choice.

    SPOILER

    Or you figure you should be rewarded for murdering your friends?

    And the rape was implied… You never saw anything really.

    Though I’m not saying male rape is ok, before the Dick Defenders start getting all irate.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. DSB

    @8 The rape was pretty clearly implied, and at least according to precedence, that’s all it takes to get the feminists out of bed. The “implied” Tomb Raider rape turned out to be strangulation, which says a lot about a particular groups tendency towards hysteria.

    I was referring to the knife fights though. Those fail states were every bit as bad as anything in Tomb Raider for example.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. OrbitMonkey

    ^ I liked the knife fights :/

    Especially Bucks… Hell I liked Buck… For a sexually deviant, sociopathic, sadistic rapist he was all right!

    Wouldn’t go on holiday with him though…

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Phoenixblight

    @6

    “It’s realistic, even likely, that if the shareholders were pleased with the profits of Far Cry 3, they’d push for more of that. More of that in the publically owned mainstream tends to be yearly iterations.”

    Yet they haven’t nor they won’t as Far Cry 3 was made by one studio the same studio that is currently working on Watch Dogs. SO how is that for yearly iterations? Assassin Creed employs 600 people because it is one series that turns out numbers that demands yearly iterations and why shouldn’t they? There is a demand for it and it works. If another series can pull the same numbers and the fan base wants it then Ubisoft would be moronic not to jump on it. They have yet to do with any other series because there is no other series that can pull as much weight as Assassin’s Creed.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. DSB

    @10 Right, people don’t mind knife fights as long as no one’s little girl gets hurt :P

    #12 1 year ago
  13. noamlol2

    Milk it baby

    milk it dry

    until the game will look like absolute shit

    #13 1 year ago
  14. manamana

    Here is the thing: Blood Dragon was the better game.
    “Mark IV style motherfucker!”

    #14 1 year ago
  15. DLTDawnlight

    Far Cry 3′s ending was fail. How can such an awesome gameplay experience get ruined by such a dull storyline.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Uncontested

    I loved this game, can’t say enough good things about it really. The story engaged me like nothing in years, it was an experience to remember to say the least!

    #16 1 year ago
  17. EZXPSnazzyPanic

    I love both Free roaming and linear styles of game’s Farcry 3 is a great balance between the two, giving you both by delivering linear style gameplay with a free roaming world, that feels like you are truly in the drivers seat and in a world that feels alive truly A “Farcry” better than it’s previous instalments. add on MP,Co-op and Map editor this game truly hit the right marks just at he wrong time.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. EZXPSnazzyPanic

    What I would like to see in Farcry 4?

    Larger world

    More depth in side mission’s

    a weather system that effect’s gameplay rain snow wind ect.

    Expanded skill tree

    More flexible and versatile movement system fast climbing ect tie into progression

    Melee combat system and further deepen the stealth mechanics

    armor and clothing system that ties in with the weather effects

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Lengendaryboss

    @18
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HI1Unx4XR9E/TzhX6r3pFHI/AAAAAAAAAxs/0MKUrj89EJE/s1600/damn-good-stuff-sir.gif

    #19 1 year ago
  20. DarkElfa

    They’ve done island jungles and Serengeti type grasslands, maybe the Blackforest of Germany or Canadian Wilderness would be fun.

    Ooh, Australian Outback, all kinds of poisonous things and crocodiles, also caves with bats and icky things.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. backup

    farcry 3 is awesome
    next gen far cry would be awesome

    #21 1 year ago

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