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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

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Tim Speed24
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 10:36:34 AM

That would certainly add another dimension to the gameplay. Maybe it could be worked into the difficulty levels.

Lions and tigers on hard...but only goats and wilderbeasts on easy....hhmmm.

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Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 12:04:47 PM

With all the big releases that fall on the same day Oct. 21. Far Cry 2 has fallen below my radar. But I do plan to get this game its still looks amazing.
Always wanted an open jungle to kill people in.

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Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 1:27:52 PM

Because thats just not synical atall heh ;)

I think that by adding animals that can attack you into the game, it creates a whole new level of realism to it.

Just think,while your trying to complete a mission in a stealthy manner, you have to think about where animals may be, and if theyre following you (similar to the first Turok).

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Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 4:21:07 PM

@ timster118

there are no tigers and its wildebeest not wilderbeast, i dont mean to be annoying but I am a South African so it kinda irks me when people say things like that, sorry again, its just i kinda feel obligated to correct people about those kinda things

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Tim Speed24
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 5:47:27 AM

Well what other predatory animals do you have in Afrika? Do elephants kill people? What about wild boars?

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Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 3:19:17 AM

I agree. Suprizes ARE overrated these days in the gaming industry.

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