If Spec Ops: The Line has set the bar in recent weeks for a twisting narrative that blurs the lines between hero and villain, it looks as if Far Cry 3 will look to further such narrative moral murkiness, with producer Dan Hay rubbishing rumours that the player might turn out to be Vaas, but suggesting that the game will "exact its pound of flesh" from players as they come to see the parallels between their own action and those of their enemies.
“When you start to look at Vaas and other characters, and you start to see similarities between them and what you’re doing, that’s when the inner conflict starts,” he said.
“The conflict starts when the island has exacted its pound of flesh from you. You see it when you start getting those tattoos, which tell a bunch of stories about what you’ve seen and how you’ve played the game. And you look at them and start to see more similarities between the person or people that you hate, than the person you were at the beginning.”
Far Cry 3 is out this November for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. [CVG]