Picture this: it’s 20 November 2014, and you’ve just picked up
Far Cry 4. You fancy running around the vast, mountainous
setting of Kryat with some mates. Problem: you’re the only person
you know who’s bought the game.
Actually, that’s not a problem, as Sony has announced that PS4
owners of Ubisoft’s upcoming open-world adventure can invite their
friends to play with them, even if they don’t have a copy of
Far Cry 4 themselves. Players will be able to join in the
game’s co-op mode after receiving an invite across PSN. The
crossplay feature will be exclusive to PlayStation.
The game itself looks to be Far Cry 3 turned up to 11.
In-game footage shows a mix of the shooting, driving, and stealth
mechanics the series is known for alongside new features including
a squirrel suit to glide through ravines, and environmental tools,
such as freeing an enraged elephant to rampage against its
tormentors. The locations also seem a lot more varied than the
initial launch trailer indicated, with grassier locales as well as
the icy hellscapes previously seen.
Gamers will play Ajay Ghale — seemingly at least half-Asian,
presenting a much-needed step towards diversity for Ubisoft — who
travels to the Himalayan region of Kryat following his mother’s
dying wish. As with the previous game, the area is in the grip of a
thoroughly unpleasant piece of work, this time the “despotic,
self-appointed king” Pagan Min. Hurk, a popular if somewhat comedic
character from the previous game’s DLC, also returns and serves as
the playable co-op character. Also, he has a gyrocopter, which
might come in handy as you try to liberate Kryat from under Min’s
Ubisoft plans both regular and limited editions of the game for
release in November, the latter including three single player
missions with Hurk and an exclusive weapon.
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