Ubisoft gets a lot of flack for releasing games that all boil down to a pretty similar formula, but now they’re catching flack for using a map in Far Cry Primal that bears more than a little resemblance to the one found in Far Cry 4.
The similarities were spotted by Gamepressure, who posted screenshots of the maps found in both games while also highlighting the areas that are identical. While there are deviations and the areas appear different when you’re actually in them, they definitely used Far Cry 4’s map as their foundation for the one in Far Cry Primal.
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Gamepressure’s article notes that, “It’s easy to notice that the map from Primal has undergone small modifications – water reservoirs have been connected with streams and rivers, but others have been left untouched.”
They go on to say that, “Road nets are too similar as well. What’s more, areas that previously had bridges to cross the water, have now been replaced with water fords in some locations. It’s hard not to notice the general shape of the game world as well. Oh, and Takkar’s village is located in the exact same spot where Far Cry 4 had one of the villages. That’s too much of a coincidence.”
Far Cry Primal launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 23rd, though it just got its PC release on March 1st. The game has drawn some criticism for being too similar to other games in the series, and this latest revelation will only add fuel to the flames on that case.