We’re four months away from Ubisoft’s next stab at the Far Cry IP. While we’ve seen quite a bit on the game’s single player aspects, we’ve heard very little about the multiplayer. Ditte Deenfeldt, one the game designers on Far Cry 3, has taken to YouTube to give us a run through of what to expect from the first-person shooter’s co-operative multiplayer modes.
Instead of adding on a team-based capture the flag mode or something, Ubisoft seems to be taking a leaf out of Left 4 Dead’s book, as they’ve developed a completely separate set of co-op missions designed to be played by four people at once. You can choose from four different characters, each with their own identity and personality. You’ll also be able to customise your weapon and perk loadouts prior to each mission, once the introductory cut-scenes have played out.
Each co-op mission seems to have a self-contained story within it. The events of each mission are said to take place a whole six months before the events of the single-player campaign, so we might even run into one or two of the co-op characters in the main game. Hit the jump to see the whole thing in action.
The co-op mode will support local split-screen on top of regular online connections. Far Cry 3 is on track for a 29 November 2012 release date.