Amid its bombastic gameplay reveal and the fantastic introduction of the game’s narcissistic villain, Ubisoft announced that those players who have Far Cry 4 will be able to participate in co-op play with a friend who doesn’t own a copy themselves.
The unique feature, billed as multiplayer sharing, is exclusive to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 and will allow those with PlayStation Plus subscriptions to invite their online companions into Ubisoft’s Himalayan-set shooter for a bout of open-world mayhem.
Upon unveiling the incentive, Far Cry 4’s executive producer, Dan Hay, outlined the mantra behind the novel feature:
“The way we built it was we wanted to make sure to protect the autonomy of the single-player experience. We’re going to be generous. We want you to basically download the game, jump in your buddy’s game, play as Hurk, play for a couple [of] hours.”
Currently, Ubisoft has set the number of invitations that players can send out to ten, and consider the multiplayer sharing component to be an easy means of demonstrating Far Cry 4 for a potential player. As such, opt-in players across PlayStation platforms will be able to pilot a wing suit and even hop aboard an elephant to get a true taste of the company’s fourth entry into the franchise.
Nevertheless, Ubisoft remained vague when pressed about the length of time those without the game can spend within the free trail, though we can expect to learn more about the feature in the weeks leading up to release.
Far Cry 4 will invite players en masse to the wonderful world of Kyrat — the game’s fictional setting — when it releases across PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC on November 18th, 2014.