If you’re anxious to see Far Cry 3’s multiplayer in action, then you’re in luck! VG247 has just gotten its mitts on Far Cry 3’s competitive multiplayer component and we get to see it in action.
The video, which is five minutes long, showcases the game’s shooting mechanics and objective-based gameplay. We’ve also outlined a few important facts about the game’s multiplayer, which you can read below.
- Ubisoft will release a Far Cry 3 iOS app that will help players unlock weapons, items and skills for use in the game’s multiplayer. No news on its price or release date was shared, unfortunately.
- Multiplayer will make use of “Team Support Points.” This is earned by reviving teammates, tackling objectives and performing the “Battle Cry” skill. The points accrued can be spent on buffing allies or de-buffing the enemies – and if the video is to be analyzed, it seems airstrikes and whatnot will be a part of it, too.
- Ubisoft is promoting “silent communication” for Far Cry 3’s multiplayer modes. This is an ability to “tag” enemies, allies and objectives to send context-sensitive messages to teammates.
- There will be a more powerful and flexible version of Far Cry 2’s map editor in Far Cry 3.
Now, watch the video and see if everything stacks up:
While the game looks polished enough, I have to admit that what I’ve seen so far really reminds me of Call of Duty’s gunplay interspersed with Battlefield 3’s objective-based modes and melee kills. Hopefully, there’s more to the game than what we’ve seen so far and that should make it stand out from the crowded FPS genre.
Far Cry 3 will be out for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 on Sept. 4.