Remember when it was announced that you can play Far Cry 4 co-op with your friends even if you don’t have the game? Well here’s how!
If you do not have the game, PlayStation 4 owners will be able to download a separate Far Cry 4 app that will allow them to join their friends’ games. It will be a giant app because it includes everything in the game except the story-based missions (exclusive to single-player).
Eurogamer scored an interview with Far Cry 4 technical director Cedric Decelle, where he said that the studio is still working on adjusting co-op play to make it harder than playing by yourself. It was also revealed that Far Cry 3’s Hurk will be the second co-op player.
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Far Cry 4 is scheduled for release on November 18th for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.
I was curious how this would end up working when it was announced. Honestly I think this is a very forward thinking way of doing co-op and multiplayer. It gives people a chance to experience the game without paying for it, which could in turn lead players to buy the game themselves. Then again, this won’t work for every game out there; especially not multiplayer-centric games. If the game does not have a strong single-player experience, then there will inevitably be a large amount of people just downloading the free co-op and multiplayer portion of the game to only play the part they want. It will be interesting to see how many people take advantage of this.