It’s always interesting to see the development process of a game, especially ones big in scale like Far Cry 4. In this first video of a three part behind the scenes series the team travels to Nepal and shows us what inspired them from the region.
This VICE documentary speaks to the developers before their trip about what they expect and hope to see in Nepal, and we then see some of the experiences they encounter. With a ‘clear and lofty goal in mind as they built Far Cry 4’, Ubisoft wanted to ‘create the most authentic gaming experience ever’, says Krishna Andavolu, host of the documentary.
The devs were onlookers to an animal sacrifice that would ‘appease the gods after the monsoon or maybe just to appease the gods in general.’ You don’t get to see the sacrifice, so don’t worry if you’re squeamish etc. Throwing themselves into such an event so early on, and into the culture as a whole, will hopefully mean that Far Cry 4 will bear great authenticity because of it.
The forces in the game are most likely based upon the Gurkhas, an elite soldier unit that works closely with the British Special Forces, and the devs got to meet some of them. The Gurkha's are associated with the Khukuri blade (sometimes referred to as the Gurkha blade), which will be the ‘primary blade used’ in the game.
By the end of the video we’re teased with what’s possibly going to come in the next episode – the devs will get to meet ‘the real people behind the game they wanted to create’. Check out the documentary below.