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Far Cry 4 creative director discusses mythical scenarios

Far Cry 4 will go beyond the modern times, allowing players to live out historical myths. Shacknews learns more in an interview with creative director Alex Hutchinson.


Far Cry 4 is going to be a bit more story-heavy than previous entries to the series, if recent footage is any indication. This includes new worlds filled with their own backgrounds, narratives, and histories. To learn more about this aspect of the game, Shacknews spoke to creative director Alex Hutchinson.

"We worked on establishing more back story for the worlds," Hutchinson told Shacknews. "So we did a lot of research, we wrote fictional religions for our characters, we wrote fictional mythologies for them. Then we thought, 'These are really cool. Why are we just leaving them in documents?' And we thought that maybe we could actually play them."

By meditating on certain tapestry-like items, players will be able to re-live these myths in playable scenarios. This will change up the formula significantly by removing the modern, automatic weaponry that players have become familiar with. Examples of these mythical instances include the new Shangri-La area revealed at Gamescom.

For more on Far Cry 4, including some of the new weapons, skills, and stealth aspects of the game, be sure to check out the video below.

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    September 8, 2014 2:30 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Far Cry 4 creative director discusses mythical scenarios.

    Far Cry 4 will go beyond the modern times, allowing players to live out historical myths. Shacknews learns more in an interview with creative director Alex Hutchinson.

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      September 8, 2014 3:31 PM

      What the hell?

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      September 8, 2014 3:51 PM

      Cool, another must for this year.

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      September 8, 2014 3:52 PM


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      September 8, 2014 4:03 PM


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      September 8, 2014 4:16 PM

      They are going full apeshit.

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        September 8, 2014 5:00 PM

        The Far Cry series is excited to introduce the groundbreaking new animus technology that allows you live out past events barf

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      September 8, 2014 5:27 PM

      Could be interesting. I'm excited to see how exactly this plays out. The trippy stuff from FC3 was a bit hit or miss, but if they fine tuned that kind of thing it could be lots of fun.

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        September 9, 2014 8:00 AM

        Exactly. Its looks like they took the trippy stuff and just moved it to side missions instead of having it on boss battles, i'm all for that.

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      September 9, 2014 8:15 AM

      oh that sounds cool, one thing i miss is the little box below an article mentioning when a release comes out and for what platforms. i'm assuming its going to be on both xbone/ps4?

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      September 9, 2014 8:17 AM

      so excited for this game. FC3 totally surprised me with how good it was, and 4 is looking absolutely killer

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