Far Cry 4's missions will not solely be set in the main 'game world' of Kyrat, the title's creative director has confirmed
The single-player storyline puts players in control of a Nepali native called Ajay, who returns to Kyrat to scatter his mother's ashes and is caught up in a civil war involving the evil despot Pagan Min.
However, in a recent interview with Red Bull, the game's creative director Alex Hutchinson revealed that while Ubisoft Montreal is working on the game's main missions, its Toronto and Shanghai studios are also working on sections not set in Kyrat.
"The core of the game is developed in Montreal as well as the main missions and most of the open-world," he explained. "We try to leverage our co-development studios' talents on self-contained elements of the game, so they can have a certain degree of independence in production while sticking closely to the core creative vision of the game.
"Ubisoft Toronto is working on a series of missions set in an all new environment outside of the game world, and so is Ubisoft Shanghai. We'll be showing their work off shortly, so stay tuned."
Hutchinson also confirmed that Red Storm Entertainment, which is currently working on The Division, is also handling Far Cry 4's competitive multiplayer mode.
The Far Cry 4 release date is November 18 in North America and November 21 in Europe on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.