Far Cry 4 Dev Believes Linear Story Games Will “Suffer in Modern Marketplace”
Services like Twitch are more supportive of open world games as opposed to repetitious content.
Far Cry 4 isn’t out yet but Ubisoft is already hyping it as an open world shooter where anything can happen. In fact, creative director Alex Hutchinson recently spoke to OXM about the game’s open world approach and how it will go well with Twitch and other sharing services on the Xbox One and PS4.
“I’m really interested in emergent games and where that’s going with video sharing and Twitch. I think linear story games are really going to suffer in the modern marketplace.
“They’re already super high-quality, and we’re already seeing their audiences migrate to the big open world games. If I open my friends list and see everybody on the same mission, doing the same thing…I think that’s nowhere near as strong a sales pitch as opening your friends list and seeing 40 people doing completely different things.”
Do you agree? Let us know your thoughts below in the comments and stay tuned for Far Cry 4’s release this November.