Far Cry 2's overland map was huge, look out - Ubisoft states that Far Cry 3 will be ten times larger. To give you an idea of how massive that will be, Far Cry 2 was twice as large as The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and half the size of World of Warcraft.
In an interview with Edge, Far Cry 3 narrative director, Jason VandenBerghe bragged, "If you look at the vistas and the scale of Far Cry 1 and 2, take that and multiply it by ten. We want to take that even further. We're focusing on taking that scale and making it dense, so that around every corner there's something to find or see.
"That's a key in open-world experiences. We ask ourselves: if there wasn't anyone to shoot in the game, could it still be fun?", VandenBerghe concluded.
Let's just hope you can drive down the road without everyone and their brother trying to kill you all the time, at the very least.
Far Cry 3 was announced at Ubisoft Pre-E3 Press Briefing, and is due on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 next year.
Far Cry 3 "ten times" the size of Far Cry 2
05 July 2011 | By JonahFalcon