Far Cry 3: "Not About Cheap Thrills & Titillation" - Ubisoft
Far Cry 3 caused a stir at E3 2012, with breasts, nudity, guns, tiger death and drug induced insanity. Ubisoft asks everyone to calm down.
Published on Jul 5, 2012
Far Cry 3 is well worthy of its mature age certificate. Ubisoft's pre-E3 showing of the game rammed more breasts, swears, blood, gore and drugs than we could keep track of.
Speaking with NowGamer, Far Cry 3 level design director Mark Thompson explained that the controversy will be delivered in a mature and adult fashion.
"We have a lot of respect for our subject matter," Thompson explained, "we approach it with maturity and honesty. Moreover we respect gamers, and we know that they will treat the material with the same respect, after all we are adults making a game for adults."
"It’s not about cheap thrills and titillation, it’s about exploring mature themes in ways that other entertainment media have being doing for years."
"We aren’t doing anything that hasn’t been seen on post-watershed television, but the reaction has been that we are taking a risk, or being bold, because those areas of life are often left unexplored in games, especially in the FPS genre, where Far Cry 3 will really stand out as a different experience."
You can check out our full Far Cry 3 interview later this week.