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'Far Cry 4' post-launch DLC, Vaas return from 'Far Cry 3' and more discussed

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

Mark Thompson has commented on several aspects in regards to the upcoming multiplatform video game, "Far Cry 4." In an interview with Rock Paper Shotgun on June 17, the narrative director revealed that Ubisoft is not done with developing experimental projects like "Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon." The standalone expansion came out several months after the third numbered installment. It managed to became a hit with both fans and critics due to its wacky take on classic films from the 1980s.

Although Mark Thompson hinted that a similar post-launch DLC will be possible for "Far Cry 4," the expansion won't be a sequel to "Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon." He explained that the development teams do not want to take the easy route, adding that they would rather build new contents rather than re-use the same ideas. As a result, it appears that the post-launch DLC will only be similar in concept.

The narrative director also stated that some fans wanted Vaas to return as the main antagonist in the fourth main game. The character ended being quiet popular even though his appearance in the last game was shorter than what many were expecting. However, Mark Thompson and his colleagues wanted to make the sequel completely different when compared to "Far Cry 3" with a different story and world. The main antagonist for the upcoming title is Pagan Min, who has already caused some controversies due to his perceived race and sexuality.

The "Far Cry 4" release date is set for later this year on Nov. 18 in North America. Based on the sales from the previous game, the sequel should be one of the best-selling games of the holiday season when it launches for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One platforms. An image of the aforementioned Pagan Min can be seen near the top of this article (courtesy of the "Far Cry" Facebook site).

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