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Far Cry 3 'like a guy coming through the window at 3AM with a knife'

Ubisoft producer draws line in the sand between Far Cry 3 and military shooters

Just how does a game like Far Cry 3 compete with juggernauts Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3? "We want to be in our own spot." Explains Ubisoft Montreal producer Dan Hay.

"Far Cry is off the map. Jason is a character who is just like you. This is your vacation - you get on the plane, you land, you think you've got it all covered... it's a very unique and different experience."

"There were a number of different ways to go: military or even a little bit sci-fi. The reality is that we sat down and asked - what really scares us? What intrigues us? The reality is that we're not afraid of what's under the bed. We're not afraid of what's in the closet.

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"We're afraid of the guy coming through the window at three o'clock in the morning with a knife. That's this game. How do you deal with that? How do you manage it? How would you manage it in the middle of nowhere when there's no-one to help? At all? EVER. That's what we're going for."

Epic, epic stuff. Check out Tim Clark's tropical-tasting Far Cry 3 preview for the entire scoop.

Alternatively, watch the 1980s TV advert for Umbongo. And imagine it smeared in blood. And, erm, set on a Pacific Island. Actually, just read the preview. It's good. You get to kill animals.

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