Nov 29, 2012 12:15 PM EST | By Juan G. Rodriguez
Ubisoft's open world shooter, Far Cry 3 is less than a week away from release in North America. The latest game in the series will not only has an action packed single-player campaign, but will also feature a deep multiplayer component.
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In a recent interview with CVG, creative director Magnus Jensen discussed the shooter's multiplayer game mode and user created multiplayer maps.
"We're going very primal in multiplayer, Far Cry 3 isn't just literally colorful its figuratively colorful too," Jensen said. "What I mean by that is we have stuff like the Psych Gas, which does strange things to your mind; it's kind of an insane state that makes it difficult to tell the difference between friend and foe. You get interesting mind games from this."
According to Jensen the gas is earned through the team play economy. Players earn certain objects by completing objects or helping a friend.
"The gas is earned through the team play economy, which basically means when you do team actions such as capturing objectives or helping a friend," Jensen said. "You earn the right to call in a team support weapon. Stuff like Psych Gas or burning oil dropped from the sky. It's not precise military equipment; it's all makeshift, tribal equipment."
Jensen also said that the development team wanted to keep multiplayer elements from previous Far Cry games including the map editor.
"So, we looked at what was good about Far Cry multiplayer previously," Jensen said. "For me, that was the editor and the ability to make your own maps on any platform, not just the PC. It was a great editor even on the consoles, so we wanted to make that and better. We've spent time on making discovering player-made maps, playing on them and rating them easier."
According to Jensen, Ubisoft wanted to make it easier for the best user created maps to be part of the normal map rotation.
"We want the good maps to rise to the top so the players can come in and specify what they want to play on," Jensen said. "They can play on the cream of the crop, or if act like a beta tester and play on the more experimental maps. We've made that super easy and clear. I wanted to be able to take the very best map, the ones that equal or surpassed our official maps and make them apart of the normal map rotations and playlists, and we have the ability to do that."
Far Cry 3 is an open world first-person shooter video game by Ubisoft Montreal for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Far Cry 3 will release in North America on Dec. 4, and in Europe on Nov. 29 with a U.K. releasing on the following day.
Gamers who pre-order at GameStop will receive the Monkey Business Pack, which includes four bonus missions by Hurk and his bomb carrying monkeys. Gamers will also receive two additional multiplayer modes.
On Metacritic, Far Cry 3 has received critical acclaim and the PC version currently has an 89-out-of-100 score based on 26 reviews, the Xbox 360 version of the game has a 92-out-of-100 score based on 15 reviews and the PlayStation 3 version has a score of a 90-out-of-100 score based on 11 reviews. You can check our review round-up for the game here.
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