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Far Cry 4 PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions compared

'Far Cry 4'
'Far Cry 4'
Photo courtesy of Ubisoft, used with permission

Alex Hutchinson has provided a comparison between the graphics of the PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of "Far Cry 4." According to a report from Dual Shockers on June 14, the creative director first confirmed that everything will end up looking much better on the next-generation iterations when compared to the current-generation ports. Among the examples he provided include animal furs, grass and leaves.

Alex Hutchinson went on to reveal that PC is the lead platform for "Far Cry 4," which is somewhat a surprise considering that most Ubisoft games (such as the "Assassin's Creed" series) are developed on consoles first. With the new emphasis on computers, the development teams were able easily port the PC code to the PS4 and Xbox One. Furthermore, they could then scale it up specifically for the next-generation systems, creating the best possible looking game.

The PS4 version was shown off first at the E3 2014 press conference held by Sony Computer Entertainment. The console manufacturer announced a somewhat unique exclusive DLC partnership with Ubisoft for the video game. Customers who purchased the software product on either the PS3 or PS4 will be getting the "Keys to Kyrat" DLC packs, which can be used to invite friends to play co-op even if they don't own the same game.

Ubisoft had a busy E3 2014 overall as the company also heavily promoted "Assassin's Creed Unity," "The Crew" and "Tom Clancy's The Division" during the event. Furthermore, fans also got a first look at "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege" although the company had to cancel the development of the previous title, "Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots." Unfortunately, the rumored "Beyond Good and Evil 2" re-reveal did not occur.

Nov. 18 is the release date for "Far Cry 4" in Europe and North America. Australian gamers have to wait an extra two days before they can get their hands on the localized versions. A screen of the open-world action-adventure game from the official "Far Cry" Twitter site can be seen near the top of this article.