In an interview with VG247, Far Cry 3 Lead Designer Mark Thompson that the game will have various social features, which will include functionality using a browser or smartphone.
“On top of that we have other community enriching features with web-to-game content that allows players to build their load outs outside of the game through a browser or smart phone,” said Thompson. “You can also unlock and share in-game rewards through the web based content, and your online profile is consistent across PVP and co-op so gaining XP and rewards will help in all aspects of multiplayer.”
We’ve already seen games such as Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 take advantage of this sort of connectivity, with players being able to change their loadouts using smartphone apps or online. Meanwhile, Ubisoft is clearly continuing its support of the second aspect, regarding content and XP, as it has done with some recent titles.
Thompson added, “There are also social aspects of the single-player campaign that we haven’t revealed yet that will bring out the competitive streak in players.”
“Multiplayer in Far Cry 3 is a huge amount of content, which is why we have Ubisoft Massive as a dedicated multiplayer studio. The multiplayer experience has three main components: PVP with multiple different game modes and a strong team-based component; a four-player co-op campaign independent of the single-player story; and the return of the map editor, allowing players to create and share their own maps.”