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Report: Far Cry 4 set in the Himalayas, to be revealed during E3 this year

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Posted on March 21, 2014 AT 10:54am

The next Far Cry installment will be set in the Himalayas, according to a report from Eurogamer based on information from “people familiar with the project.”

According to Eurogamer’s sources, Far Cry 4 will feature gameplay largely similar to Far Cry 3’s, including wildlife hunting and outpost that, once liberated, serve as fast-travel points. As for what new elements Far Cry 4 might introduce, one of Eurogamer’s sources says that players will be able to ride elephants.

Kotaku contributor Superannuation also reported that the Himalayas would be the next Far Cry setting last month, also mentioning that monsters might be populating the area (yetis—abominable snowmen—are frequently portrayed in fiction as elusive creatures native to the Himalayas).

Eurogamer reports that Far Cry 4 is slated to release across Windows PC, PS4, and Xbox One within Ubisoft’s next financial year, which ends March 2015. Its reveal, however, is said to be coming during the company’s E3 press conference this year.

Far Cry 4’s existence—or perhaps inevitable eventuality would be a better phrase—has pretty much been openly discussed by Ubisoft since last summer. In July 2013, Tony Key, vice president of marketing and sales, told GameSpot “we’re clearly going to make another one.” A few months later, in October, Drive composer and former Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Cliff Martinez mentioned that was working on the score for Far Cry 4.

E3 2014 kicks off June 10 and lasts through June 12. Press conferences are usually held the day before the exposition formally begins, however, so expect Far Cry 4’s reveal on June 9th during the second half of the day.

Source: Eurogamer

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