by Murray Lewis
Far Cry 4 has no multiplayer map editor
Since the very first release, games in the Far Cry series have all included a comprehensive level editing package. The fact that the level editor could run on-the-fly, with no need to wait for the lighting to compile, put Far Cry way ahead of its peers and cemented its reputation as a game with great support for its modding community.
Sadly, a recent livestream revealed that Far Cry 4 has, for the first time in the series, been stripped of the ability to create multiplayer levels. The news has already prompted an 18 page (and growing) forum thread from the outraged community.
Alex Hutchinson, creative director at Ubisoft Montreal, has been attempting to fight the fire via Twitter:
We try very hard to support the map making community, trust me. But there are millions of players who play the campaign only. [...] I direct the game but I don't set budgets or timelines. We always squeeze in as much as we can, but we're always prioritizing.As it stands, gamers will be able to create maps for assault, hunt, outpost, and extraction game modes, but competitive multiplayer is nowhere to be found.
Following a barrage of tweets, Hutchinson finally conceded:
We're going to keep supporting the game so hopefully we can get it done post release. No promises but we will try.