"entertaining, mature experience."
The problem is that many games "flirt with vulgarity," and if done wrong it "becomes pornography." Far Cry is about a "fairly decent guy" who breaks the law.
"We’re rated M, so we can do just about anything we want… mwahaha! It is absolutely my ambition to flirt with, and not cross the taste barrier," joked Ubisoft's Vandernberghe.
“A lot of games flirt with vulgarity. And I think if done incorrectly, vulgarity becomes pornography. I’m not here to make pornography. I’m here to make an entertaining, mature experience. I think that’s our goal and hopefully it comes through."
"One of the great things about Far Cry is that we’re in an environment where anything goes. That said, to me, Far Cry has never been about whether you’re going to be good or evil. It’s a game about a fairly decent guy who is… not a law-abiding citizen,” he said.
Running and gunning isn't the only way in Far Cry 3, despite its nature. “A gun is one way to solve many problems in this kind of environment. It’s absolutely not the only one. One of the things we want to focus on in our narrative is the consequences of heroism."
"I’m the narrative director. My goal is to address that in as mature a way – sophisticated isn’t the right word – believable – a way as I can,” Vandernberghe explained.
Far Cry 3 releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in 2012. Check out the gameplay teaser from E3 2011 below to watch Ubisoft Montreal's efforts drip sheer awesomeness.
E3 2011: A lot of titles "flirt with vulgarity" says Far Cry 3 dev
10 June 2011 | By Simon Priest