Far Cry 3 was a hit that captivated an incredibly wide audience in 2012. The follow-up iteration has been announced in Far Cry 4. Ubisoft is taking players to their fictional version of the Himalayas. Far Cry 4 will be bringing a more vertical nature to it than any preceding installment.
It has been well-documented how spectacular of a villain Vaas was in Far Cry 3 and it’ll be a serious challenge for Ubisoft to create another character who is just as polarizing as Vaas was. Dan Hay, who is the executive producer on Far Cry 4, discussed the things they thought about when creating Pagan Min as well as how they could test whether or not he measures up to Vaas from Far Cry 3.
“We created an environment where these personalities are steeped in the environment, they’re part of the environment. We chase the performance. We wanted to make sure that when this character steps up to you, you have a real feeling about [Pagan Min]. We talked about the idea of if [Vaas and Pagan] were in a cell together, you locked the door and basically turned out the lights, who wins?
“The real question is then, the morning comes everybody is wondering who is still alive [but] what happens if they walked out together? What happens if they were buddies? So I think we created a really compelling character. I think we chase and built an amazing performance. We discovered it as we went along like some of the other characters we make.
“Then the trick now is being able to turn it into a chorus. It’s not just going to be Pagan Min. There are characters that we are not telling you about, [and] they are going to be chilling, gripping, unique and interesting. I think people are going to love [them],” Hay said.
Far Cry 4 certainly has its work cut out. The location is just as important as the characters that populate this world, and Ubisoft looks to be bringing a interesting, diverse setting. Elephants are going to be available to players in Far Cry 4, which could undoubtedly create some very memorable moments.
Vaas was an incredible character in Far Cry 3, and the character Pagan Min has a steep challenge ahead. From the taste we received at E3 a few weeks ago, he’s clearly mad, but the intricacies and nuances of his insanity are what will make or break him.
Ubisoft is bringing Far Cry 4 to the PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on Nov. 18, but it’s slightly a surprise that it’s not a current-gen only release, since other 2014 Ubisoft releases like Assassin’s Creed Unity and The Crew will be current-gen only. November will be here soon and we have plenty more to share regarding Far Cry 4.