Ubisoft officially unveiled Far Cry 4 on May 15 and announced that the game is set to be released this November for the PC and all major consoles.
According to UbiBlog, Far Cry 4 will have players try to topple the dictator of an isolated nation located in the Himalayas. As with the previous game, players will explore an open world while having to survive a jungle environment.
Dan Hay, the games executive producer, has stated, "Following the success of Far Cry 3, we wanted to take the franchise to the next level and create a game that will surprise players and exceed fans’ expectations. Given the unique setting, we feel Far Cry 4 will stand out as a top first-person shooter and we’re eager to reveal more about the game in the coming months.”
The development of Far Cry 4 is being led by Ubisoft Montreal along with the support of Red Storm Entertainment, Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Kiev.
Gamers who pre-order Far Cry 4 will receive a limited edition version of the game that includes bonus content and Hurk's Redemption, a single player side story that follows Hurk after the events of Far Cry 3.
The game was officially announced back in July 2013 by Tony Key, Ubisoft Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales, during an interview with Gamespot. Then a teaser image surfaced in October depicting Vaas Montenegro (one of the main villains in Far Cry 3) wearing a straightjacket while in solitary confinement. This was followed by rumors about the Himalaya setting along with a 2015 release date.
Far Cry 4 will be the fourth game in the main series that has players fight for survival in a jungle environment. The series was originally developed by Crytek before they partnered with Electronic Arts. Because Ubisoft owned the rights to the Far Cry series, Crytek created the Crysis series as a spiritual spin-off.
More details about Far Cry 4 will be unveiled at E3 2014.