Ubisoft Releases Far Cry 3 Map: Texture Pack For Minecraft!
“I wish more developers would take notes from this example and think outside of the box, or, in this case, inside of the sandbox.”
When this news dropped I knew what I would be doing all night long. As a huge Minecraft and Far Cry nut, this is not something I would have ever dreamed up. But I’m so glad someone did. I wish more developers would take notes from this example and start doing this exact sort of “out of the box thinking,” or, in this case, “into the sandbox type thinking.”
Ubisoft has created and released a map and texture pack for Minecraft on PC today. It is inspired by the Far Cry 3 universe and in a way gives us a sneak peek at the upcoming blockbuster hit. If you play Minecraft at all this is a must have texture and map pack. They have really gone all out and outdone themselves with this merging of games. It’s not just a bunch of skins. The download changes everything, and this geek is super impressed. I haven’t been this excited about a texture and map pack since I found the Left 4 Dead ones.
You can explore and survive just like normal but with a twist of Far Cry 3. Modifications to the game include environments, weapons and tools. You can also explore and discover key Far Cry 3 locations and characters, including Vaas, Jason and Citra. They are just blocky lovable huggable versions of themselves but that’s ok! Apparently the map also features over 50 Easter Eggs, hidden throughout the islands so it’s sure to keep even the best treasure hunters busy for a little while. All of this is being given away for free to anyone who owns Minecraft.
Michael Lambert (Sacr3, creator of Newcraft City) was recruited to do the mods on this project. Artists Axel Janssen and Yohann Delcourt are responsible for the textures.
Far Cry 3 is scheduled to release for the Microsoft’s Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows® PC on November 29, 2012 across EMEA and on December 4, 2012 in North America.
That’s just around the corner, fellow Geek, and just in time for Christmas. This game will absolutely make a great gift for any geeks you know! I know I wouldn’t be upset to unwrap this one!
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