Stepping way from the tropical archipelago of the series’ last installment, Far Cry 4 will place gamers high into the Himalayan Mountains to offer a completely new set of environmental challenges. According to a report by Eurogamer on July 14, the upcoming title will add several new vehicle choices to compliment the mountainous region.
Not only will the rocky peaks of the Himalayas provide a visually different environment, it seems like much of Far Cry 4 is being designed around new gameplay mechanics that are unique to the new setting. Ubisoft is making the altitude and verticality of Far Cry 4 take center stage by introducing various elements that will truly give fans the sense of being high in the mountains. New vehicle choices reflect the Himalayan setting as well.
The inclusion of several new vehicles and travel systems has thus far confirmed a pilotable gyrocopter, a grappling hook, and a full-fledged climbing mechanic have been added due to the vertical nature of the mountains. These new systems weren’t just developed for their sense of fun but also out of necessity. Without varying means to navigate up and down the Himalayas, players would find many obstacles impassible. Gamers will also have to worry about their oxygen levels the higher up in the mountains they go as the higher altitude becomes a danger of its own.
Far Cry 4 launches later this year on the Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC, and last-gen consoles. While the game will take players to a new location, fans of the series can still expect a similar experience that they enjoyed from past installments of the open-world shooter such as the freedom to explore the map and take on objectives at their own pace. Far Cry 4 will also feature full co-op support that allows players to take on the game’s challenges with a partner at any time.