Predatory Animals For Far Cry 2?
In the game Afrika, one plays a research photographer who comes into contact with a variety of dangerous animals. Of course, there's no combat, but what if the likes of lions and tigers were to pop up in a game where combat was the primary focus?
According to the Videogaming247 blog, Far Cry 2's Patrick Redding says the team is considering adding "predatory animals" at some point after the game launches. As it stands, there won't be any such animals in the version that hits store shelves later this year; if the feature comes at all, it'll come via DLC. Here's what Redding had to say on the subject-
"We’re definitely talking about the types of predatory animals we might include at some point, and we’re going to investigate that. But I don’t want to say too much about it because I don’t want to spoil the surprise."
Eh, surprises are overrated, Patrick. Just tell us! The key to a successful FPS these days centers squarely on the control mechanics, as always, but the environment runs a close second. Having an atmospheric background is essential to drawing the player into the game, and what better way to do this than to include all the natural flora and fauna in the open world? At first, it seems the team did want to go all out, but held back. Said Redding on the current situation-
"We don’t have any predatory animals. We made a decision early on that because the AI requirements for doing an open world game were fairly challenging just with the human enemies, we wanted to have animals but we focused mainly on grazing animals, on quadrupeds like goats and livestock."
So will the future contain even more African-esque authenticity? Will our travels appear similar to a real safari? Only time will tell... Far Cry 2 will be awesome, anyway, right?
Related Game(s): Far Cry 2
9/4/2008 Ben Dutka