After recently announcing that the next installment of the Far Cry franchise will launch later this year, Ubisoft has shared a few more details regarding the story and protagonist of Far Cry 4. After the developer showed the official box art for the upcoming game, many fans speculated if the title’s new lead character was depicted on the cover. Clarifying the issue, according to a report from Game Informer on May 20, Far Cry creative director Alex Hutchinson confirmed that the player character isn’t present on the pack shot. However, he did reveal that the protagonist of Far Cry 4 won’t be white.
Offering up more clues about the identity of the game’s new main character and the story that will drive him through the latest Far Cry adventure, an article from VG247 on Tuesday discussed a brief synopsis of the game that was accidently posted on Uplay. According to the description, protagonist Ajay Ghale travels to the Himalayas to fulfill the final wishes of his dying mother.
Taking a step away from the jungle islands of Far Cry 3, the fourth installment in the series will place players in the rocky and snow-covered Himalayan Mountains. Kryat, the region which Ghale ends up in, is torn by civil war after a dictator declares himself king. The unique setting of Far Cry 4 will introduce fans of the franchise to environments, dangers, and wildlife that have never been seen in the series before.
Launching this fall on Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3, Far Cry 4 will introduce players to an all new adventure within the popular first-person franchise. Far Cry 4 isn’t the only game Ubisoft will be releasing this year as 2014 will also see the launch of Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed: Unity from the developer. Unfortunately, Tom Clancy’s: The Division won’t be on the list of this year’s titles after the game was recently delayed until 2015.