If players have been keeping up with the Jason/Vass dynamic within Ubisoft Montreal’s Far Cry series, then they’ll know that playing side-by-side with someone is not typical. Occasionally there will be that person or persons to help in a mission, but for the most part, it’s a story of solidarity and revenge.
Yet during Sony’s Press Conference on Monday, the world got its first glimpse at what 4-player co-op will look like in the upcoming Far Cry 3. Sticking to its own tailored campaign, four players are tasked with certain objectives such as clearing out a camp, setting a bomb, or fixing a bridge. The purpose: to hunt down and exact revenge on a ship captain who left the four characters stranded.
There’s still little to be said about how this will play into the game’s story as a whole — or even if it will. The one clear piece of information is that it changes the dynamic of the game. It’s going to take some serious planning and execution to make it feel right, especially when there is such a clearly defined story already in place between Far Cry 2 and soon-to-be Far Cry 3.
Also during the conference, Ubisoft Producer Dan Hay let slip that there will be Sony “exclusive DLC” for Far Cry 3, yet no other details beside that. With the emphasis on the new cooperative side of things, it’s likely that the new DLC with cater to that part of the game, be it through new maps, customizable skins, or other goodies.
Unfortunately, it’s all speculation and theory now and we’ll just have to wait and see what Ubisoft has planned for its upcoming shooter. Do you think the new addition is worth it, or is it rather “fixing what isn’t broken?” As always, tell us what you’re thinking.
Far Cry 3 is set to release September 9th for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
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