Far Cry 3 To Have Ten Times the Scale of Previous Games
Written Tuesday, July 05, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
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.