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Far Cry 3 map editor video shows features of DIY island building tool

A new Far Cry 3 video demonstrates some of the functions players will have at their disposal when using the in-game map editor. Users of the island building tool will be able to create their own maps using a variety of items, and have control over weather and time of day. A new single-player map editor will also be included. Maps can be shared and downloaded, effectively providing a wealth of new community content for free.

Far Cry 3 releases for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on 30 November/4 December in the UK and US respectively.

8 comments

  • clearlight20 - December 3, 2012 8:22 a.m.

    I appreciate that developers are willing to release SDK materials in order to further content even if it not developed by the company itself. Such trust enables endless hours of fun. I remember when I first found Warcraft III map editor, I spent hours just messing around with my own maps by sending massive waves of troops against a different race, building mazes for my friends, and trying to break the map editor itself. The content that players developed for the community were amazing for Warcraft III. I think when I was 13, my whole year was dedicated to battle.net games from Warcraft III - tower defense games were my favorite =D I am eager to see what the community will be able to build and establish for Far Cry III. I might even try and make a few maps or campaigns myself.
  • StrongPillow - November 27, 2012 9:20 p.m.

    I loved the map editor in Far Cry 2. This blows it out of the water. Single player map building? over 2000 objects to use? Man I am going to get all of my buds to get this..so we can get into the MP and build our own kick ass maps.
  • deus ex treme - November 27, 2012 1:54 p.m.

    do you need online for this to work?
  • Mr Braindown - November 27, 2012 10:16 a.m.

    I loved the map editor on Far Cry 2, I used to spend ages crafting some absolute masterpieces of creativity. Prob was trying to get enough people to play on it as there were thousands upon thousands of created maps in existence, thus spreading the multiplayer community rather thinly. I do remember playing on one map that someone had lovingly created which had a huge steep sided valley with loads of jumps, loop-the-loop bridges and lots of vehicles to blip around in, pulling off some pretty sick stunts. It was a truely surreal experience playing a FPS multiplayer with a group of strangers where the last thing on everyone's minds was to actually shoot at each other..... except if you were running towards the respawned jeep that was perfectly lined up for the corkscrew ramp, everyone wanted that baby. No joke I once saw a queue of players calmly waiting for that vehicle to respawn, now who says FPS multiplayers are boring? I'll be interested in reading more about the single player map editor, there's nothing like hurling a load of abuse at a bunch of pre-pubescent nooby bots... ;-) oh it will also be useful as I have no friends... I forgot about that bit. (He says out loud in an empty room... sniff...)
  • alex-roy-bristol - November 27, 2012 7:44 a.m.

    This all looks sexy as SIN! :D I am only getting 1 Christmas gift this year (that isn't something Adventure Time related...), and this is it my friends! :3

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