The Far Cry franchise is climbing from exotic islands to snowy mountaintops for the upcoming sequel Far Cry 4, which is set in the fictional nation of Kyrat in the Himalayas. Ruled over by self-appointed King Pagan Min and held in the grip of a civil war, Kyrat looks like the perfect setting for Far Cry‘s blend of FPS action and open world exploration, with plenty of secrets to be uncovered.
As a follow-up to the flawed but nonetheless outstanding Far Cry 3, there are a great deal of expectations being heaped upon Far Cry 4 that have only been compounded by the developers’ ambitious promises. It’s certainly exciting to see a AAA shooter that breaks out of the grey-brown urban and industrial settings that have become so common in the genre and instead whisks players away to an exotic and colorful location.
Far Cry 3‘s single player campaign took place on two main maps: a North Island and South Island that made up the bulk of the Rook Islands, but it looks like Far Cry 4 will stick to just one large map that covers the entirety of Kyrat. This map was posted by a user on Reddit this week, and gives details of the flora and fauna that players can expect to encounter in each of the regions, as well as showing which faction controls each area and what landmarks players can expect to encounter.