Ubisoft has been demonstrating Far Cry 3’s level editor in Malmo Sweden, and Ubisoft’s forum member ‘FallenChamp’ has unveiled some interesting details about it. Good news is that the level editor will also come on consoles, as FallenChamp had the chance to test the X360 version of it. Unfortunately though, we do not know if Ubisoft will offer cross-platform capabilities to it, meaning that your PC level will only be playable on the PC version of the game.
According to FallenChamp, the Far Cry 3 level editor will offer the following choices:
Radio Tower 54
Chinese Tomb 51
Fire Camps 6
Storage + Tables 49
Grass Land 33
Hostile Mercenaries 34
Allied Mercenaries 8
Aquatic Wildlife 15
Terrain Raise / Lower
Terrain Set To Height
Terrain Hole (that’s the new one)
Water Layers (water at different height, this allows from o-255)
Map Limits (Playable Zone)
Mappers/modders will not be able to experiment with AI (well that is if they want to release their MP maps). A.I. is said to be for playing around and having fun on your own. You cannot place A.I. in multiplayer maps, and it is not designed as a single player mission creator either. This will be a big problem for console owners as players who run maps that violate that rule could get banned. On PC, however, things will be much easier due to the platform’s architecture, meaning that we might get some proper total conversions.
Far Cry 3’s level editor will also offer a new feature, called ‘End Of Match Movie’, with which mappers can place an icon in the map area, so when the match ends and the winner gets to select punish or mercy, the actual area in the background will be their own map.
Furthermore, Water Layers and Watterfalls and Ladders have been confirmed. What’s also interesting is the ability to create Terrain Holes (anywhere you want). Mappers will be able to place vines / plants / creepers anywhere they want.
In order to keep performance under acceptable levels and offer more freedom, Ubisoft has upgraded its Performance Meter on consoles, meaning that mappers won’t be limited to 40000 objects per regional areas this time around. Instead, mappers can place items wherever they want and the only thing they have to worry about is the performance itself.
You can view more details on Ubisoft’s forum, so be sure to check it out if you’re interested in the map editor.
A look at the Far Cry 3 Map Editor