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Ubisoft: Far Cry 3's Co-Op Action Was A "Missed Opportunity"

A sequel should be all about improvements, yes?

Well, one of the biggest improvements we'll find in the upcoming Far Cry 4 will be the game's multiplayer mode. In Far Cry 3, there was the campaign, dedicated co-op missions, and competitive multiplayer. But it was really only the campaign that truly shined.

Ubisoft won't make the same mistake again, though. Narrative director Mark Thompson called FC3 a "missed opportunity," and the game should've had open-world co-op action:

"It’s just two players. The whole idea was that Far Cry 3’s open-world was a lot of fun. We knew we were going to rebuild that design philosophy in Far Cry 4’s open-world, but we realized at the end of Far Cry 3, open-world co-op was a missed opportunity."

He said that early on during development for FC3, they decided to do a separate co-op mode, but it was before they realized the power of the open-world experience. So, when they started on the sequel, one of the first things the team focused on was how to implement proper co-op. After creating a prototype, Thompson said it was a matter of "building on it and building on it."

That should make the co-op fanatics happy, but they all might be knee-deep in Destiny by the time Far Cry 4 comes out in November. Just sayin'.

Related Game(s): Far Cry 4

Tags: far cry 4, far cry 4 multiplayer, far cry 3, far cry 3 multiplayer

7/15/2014 11:40:56 AM Ben Dutka

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squibbfire
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 @ 11:58:21 AM
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or they might think destiny sucks...

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Corvo
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 @ 2:20:34 PM
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Skipping Destiny, giving Far Cry 4 a definite chance. Far Cry 3 was more than a solid and fun game. Making something like that into a coop game should be good fun.

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Beamboom
Thursday, July 17, 2014 @ 12:35:47 PM
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A separate coop mode always sucks. It feel so tacked on and can never be compared with the single player campaign.
So this is a correct move by ubisoft. One might rather ask why it took them so long to figure it out.

Last edited by Beamboom on 7/17/2014 12:36:06 PM

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