Ubisoft had removed multiplayer from Far Cry 4’s map editor
In these past several days, publisher Ubisoft has been “under siege” from the gaming community almost on a non-stop basis, mainly because of how poorly-received Assassin’s Creed Unity was. From game-breaking bugs to simply hilarious glitches or abysmal frame-rate issues, it’s pretty clear Unity needed more time in the incubator. Unfortunately, said hatred now seems to be moving towards the French publisher’s upcoming first person shooter – Far Cry 4. An early stream on Twitch had revealed the fact that Far Cry 4’s map-editor won’t allow gamers to share their creations with anybody else. Check out a screenshot taken from one such stream below.
Fans have tried contacting Far Cry 4’s Creative Director, Alex Hutchinson, on Twitter, and he clarified the reason behind said omission was directly related to the game’s budget; i.e. there wasn’t enough money. “I direct the game but I don’t set budgets or timelines. We always squeeze in as much as we can, but we’re always prioritizing,” said Hutchinson. No promises have been made, but said addition might make its way to Far Cry 4 in a future update – “We’re going to keep supporting the game so hopefully we can get it done post release. No promises but we will try,” finalised the Director.
Far Cry 4′s story follows Ajay Ghale, an English-speaking Nepalese native who returns to Kyrat – a wild and untamed region of his home country – to scatter his mother’s ashes. Once there, he becomes caught up in a civil war, as the people struggle under the despotic regime of self-appointed king Pagan Min (Troy Baker). Far Cry 4 ensures that the open-world gameplay and story complement each other, unlike its prequel, where the open-world nature of the gameplay was often at odds with the plot, as it allowed the player to perform protracted acts of exploration despite situations in the narrative which were supposedly time-critical.
Far Cry 4 launches on November 18th in North America and Europe, and November 20th in Australia, on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.