Far Cry 3 "ten times" the size of Far Cry 2
Posted: 05.07.2011 15:28 by Comments: 7
If you thought Far Cry 2's overland map was huge, look out - Ubisoft states that Far Cry 3 will be ten times larger. To give you an idea of how massive that will be, Far Cry 2 was twice as large as The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and half the size of World of Warcraft.

In an interview with Edge, Far Cry 3 narrative director, Jason VandenBerghe bragged, "If you look at the vistas and the scale of Far Cry 1 and 2, take that and multiply it by ten. We want to take that even further. We're focusing on taking that scale and making it dense, so that around every corner there's something to find or see.

"That's a key in open-world experiences. We ask ourselves: if there wasn't anyone to shoot in the game, could it still be fun?", VandenBerghe concluded.

Let's just hope you can drive down the road without everyone and their brother trying to kill you all the time, at the very least.

Far Cry 3 was announced at Ubisoft Pre-E3 Press Briefing, and is due on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 next year.
Source: TVGB
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By neilmike (SI Core) on Jul 05, 2011
christ' i don't really care how big the game is, i mean look what has happened to FUEL due to massive maps and yet became a real flop, so hopefully UBisoft will be more cautious with quality of game-play..then again it's also nice to have many hours of levels for single-player mode..
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 05, 2011
I have to agree that in this case size does not matter (actually it does - the bigger often means the worst). I'm still squarely on the fence with this one, and Ubisoft have not performed well with releases for me lately ("SH 5" and "Cliffs of Dover").
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Jul 06, 2011
"Let's just hope you can drive down the road without everyone and their brother trying to kill you all the time, at the very least." HA HA HA! :) Priceless! :D

Regarding size - to what end is it bigger? The gameplay in FarCry 2 was repetitive and after a while really boring. I only finished the first act and some hour into the second act I skipped it all together.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 08, 2011
Remember all those Ambush side missions from the gunsmith? Arrrrrrr!
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Jul 07, 2011
@ Herodotus. Yeah those were totally boring.
By K3Spice (SI Core) on Jul 08, 2011
wow... must be lots to do...
By paelleon (SI Veteran Member) on Aug 24, 2011
To me bigger is better. From Operation Flashpoint to ArmA2 the map has benn increased much and so the fun! BTW, I really liked Farcry 2. It's setting is truly amazing and unique!