Far Cry 4 Inspired by Nepalese Civil War According to Ubisoft

August 24, 2014Written by Zarmena Khan

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Ubisoft has made no secret of its extensive research into the Himalayan region, which saw developers visiting Nepal, for its upcoming first-person shooter, Far Cry 4. Speaking to PlayStation’s Content Producer Tom Wallis, the game’s directors have explained how they drew inspiration from real-life conflict and the Nepalese civil war. Narrative Director Mark Thompson said:

When you come face-to-face with another human who has been through conflict, it makes you think about things a little differently. You think very seriously about what the conflict is and how you’re going to be inspired by that to make a video game. Before we went to Nepal we were definitely more earnest. We were very focused on the Nepalese civil war and what we had in terms of good versus evil was very much inspired by that.

Thompson also said that he met people who were once child soldiers struggling to save their country. He claimed that the developers did not want to misrepresent the story, but ultimately, the game is going to be fun.

We are not a grey-brown military shooter. You’re not in the game because you made a promise to someone or to get your men back from behind enemy lines — we tell ‘fish out of water’ tales.

Far Cry 4 comes out in November.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]