Far Cry 3
Far Cry 3 To Have Ten Times the Scale of Previous Games
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Ubisoft has stated that Far Cry 3 will be much larger in scale than previous instalments, with said size set to play a major part in the game. In fact, the scale is apparently set to be around ten times more than Far Cry 1 or 2, although the environments will still be "dense" according to Narrative Director Jason Vandenberghe.

“If you look at the vistas and the scale of Far Cry 1 and 2, take that and multiply it by ten,” Vandenberghe told Edge in the latest issue [via Beefjack]. “We want to take that even further. We’re focusing on taking that scale and making it dense, so that around every corner there’s something to find or see.”

With scale a key concern for Far Cry 3, Vandenberghe also stated that the density in the game world will make it fun.  “That’s a key in open-world experiences. We ask ourselves: if there wasn’t anyone to shoot in the game, could it still be fun?” he said.

Moral choices will also still play a part too, but don't expect the usual good or evil decisions, as Vandenberghe thinks that they aren't particularly interesting. “We’re not doing simple good versus evil choices,” he said. “I don’t think that’s interesting.

“I want to present the player with intense situations, and then I don’t even want to watch what you do. That’s not the designer’s business,” Vandenberghe added.

Far Cry 3 is due to release in 2012.

[Via VG247]


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Comment #1 by Verdinial
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 08:48:26 AM
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This game just seems to get better and better, can't wait :D

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Comment #2 by BIGANT
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 08:51:09 AM
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As long as the enemies dont respawn every single time you try to cross the same bridge over and over again it will be good

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Comment #3 by SupaDupaReaps
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 08:54:57 AM
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@ #2
yea that really killed far cry 2 for me

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Comment #4 by tehapoc
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 08:57:15 AM
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Hopefully they won't be Nazis about the multiplayer.

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Comment #5 by ghostlymostly
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 08:58:18 AM
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just as long as the last savepoint is in an open area where you can go back anywhere you want, so that you can do some side missions....


god, i hate farcy 2 for that.

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Comment #6 by bawrash
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 08:58:24 AM
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10x the scale is unneccessary. Far cry 2 was awful driving about everywhere and saying it will be more dense probably means instead of always getting attacked it'll be constantly being attacked. I hope they fix the crap with the gun wear. Having a new gun jam after only 2 clips was bull.

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Comment #7 by Gun-Nut
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 08:59:09 AM
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This is shaping up to sound awesome! After seeing the Gameplay stuff from E3 I wanted it I mean Far Cry 2 was great! took me awhile to push myself to start it up since it was going to take awhile to beat but was glad I did :D

Loved Far Cry 1 also though only played it on PC I can't stand the version on 360!

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Comment #8 by EliteShadowMan
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 09:06:09 AM
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holy fuking shit!!! 10X the map of 2 even? god damn. They better have some kind of better fast travel implented at least then, cause driving around in Far Cry 2 was fun but was the only reason why it takes so long to beat!

Either way this game was the one i had the most fun watching at E3 and is a day 1 purchase easily for me

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Comment #9 by dark_shard
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 09:10:54 AM
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Like has been said, if it's that much bigger, they sure as hell better not make us drive all around the map again. That was one of the worst parts of 2.

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Comment #10 by Jleek1992
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 09:13:58 AM
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I can't wait for this game i mean probobly the best game of 2012 and it's going to be a lenghty game it's worth buying loved 1 & 2.

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Comment #11 by Eliasmcfly
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 09:14:09 AM
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Agreed with many of you on the fact that finding a car and clearing out the vehicle place then taking the car just to drive to the other side of the map got old and took so long. Other then that i really enjoyed the games. I am in hopes that this game will have a better way of getting around the map.

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Comment #12 by l.maciver
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 09:15:53 AM
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sweet but just let the enemies die in peace, i mustive killed them hundreds of times.

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Comment #13 by Giptuc
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 09:16:18 AM
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After seeing what they were able to do with Crysis 2 in terms of size and engine work, this should be amazing.

And for everyone complaining... Far Cry 2's map was boring mainly because of all the stupid side missions you would end up doing for new guns, diamonds and everything else which made you go all over the frickin map. Looking at the gameplay and style that Farcry 3 is shaping into, im doubting its going to have side missions that will send you from one side of the island to the other so it can be assumed your not going to be spending the 20 mins going from location to location like you were doing in 2

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Comment #14 by seven43861
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 09:22:12 AM
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@13, one can only hope you're right.

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Comment #15 by GOWnage
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 09:22:43 AM
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Far Cry 2 was huge, and very overlooked.

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Comment #16 by ZedChuva
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 09:46:20 AM
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Far Cry was huge... disappointment. Don't get the love for it at all. "Hey, I'm going to run after that guy." (sprint sprint) wobbly... malaria... pass out. Wow... fun game. Give me a massive world to run around in, but the inability to walk more than 2 steps without succumbing to malaria. let the thumbs rain down the a differing opinion

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Comment #17 by TommyD758
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 09:53:46 AM
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I hope they fix the fast travel system. They were so far and few between.

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Comment #18 by Assassins Honor
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 10:01:48 AM
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As long as they bring back the map editor and let you make maps ten times bigger then they were, that would be epic. Game is looking good, can't wait.

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Comment #19 by Opiate42
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 10:33:48 AM
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Still have the play the previous ones...soon though!

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Comment #20 by Stealthcake
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 10:40:27 AM
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Christ almighty, the only problem with this system is as soon as you lose your vehicle you are absolutely screwed.

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Comment #21 by davhuit
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 12:14:58 PM
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Hope stealth isn't broken in this one like it was in the second.

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Comment #22 by Epilogue of Euphoria
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 12:27:28 PM
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@ 21

I agree.

And they also need to put more than just two checkpoints in a 15 mile radius. Also, please don't do like Just Cause 2 and make it take 40mins to cross the map.

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Comment #23 by Lil Guino
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 02:06:30 PM
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Cant wait for this, hopefully it will be as good as the first one.

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Comment #24 by cryhavoc362
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 02:58:40 PM
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i agree with #23

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Comment #25 by Swegabe
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 04:42:47 PM
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Sounds epic, I'd rather take a too large map than a too small one.

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Comment #26 by gldnbomb1
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 05:54:28 PM
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As long as the enemies dont respawn every 10 seconds and you dont need medicine then this will be a sweet game.

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Comment #27 by vVISLAYERIVv
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 07:21:59 PM
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Not sure whether I like the idea of a map 10 x bigger, the reason why I didnt finish FC2 was because you had to drive half way across the map just to get medicine. Then be told to drive back. A Fast Travel system would be great. Ah well Ill still buy this day one :). Far Cry 2 was absolutely stunning

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Comment #28 by Hansathan
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 08:24:19 PM
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Comment #29 by Spaceomatic
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 10:00:53 PM
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As long as I am not getting molested by guards at every road crossing I am fine with this...

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Comment #30 by WapakalypseMan
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 11:38:17 PM
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I hope they fix the guards' jeeps being twice as fast as mine. Gosh, I try to blow through a guardpost and they're suddenly on my ass even though they had to run to their jeep after they got done shooting at me.

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Comment #31 by Ace IIXII
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 @ 01:34:10 AM
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So if it's that huge... would choppers be a possibility?

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Comment #32 by GhostLyrics
Thursday, July 07, 2011 @ 05:57:36 AM
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Actually they'll just slap some achievements for both extremes of the morality scale in there so that they don't have to watch. ^^

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Comment #33 by ViNyLek
Thursday, July 07, 2011 @ 04:34:28 PM
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Lol choices aren't interesting! Brilliant, take one thing that makes games stand out from any other media and throw it out. Not so sure this guy would be a good preacher LOL

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US December 04, 2012
Europe November 30, 2012

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