If you’re hoping that Ubisoft pulled out all of the stops for the PS4 release of Far Cry 3: Classic Edition, I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
It was never really clear in the early marketing spiel what Far Cry 3: Classic Edition actually was. There was no mention of remastering, so perhaps that’s for the best as it’s true; this is not a remaster.
I’m only a couple of hours into the game and it’s apparent that this was a quickie to get the game out on the system. Don’t get me wrong – Far Cry 3 still looks pretty good on PS4, but there’s something decidedly last-gen about it. And no, there’s no 60 frames-per-second gameplay either. That’s not a concern for me, though, as I’ve only ever known the games to be 30fps experiences, so I won’t complain on that front.
What you get with Far Cry 3: Classic Edition on PS4 is a higher resolution and a more tolerable frame-rate. It’s not perfect by any means, but it’s a far cry (HA HA I MAKE JOKE) from the stuttering days of the Xbox 360 and PS3. If you didn’t play Far Cry 3 the first time around, it’s definitely worth a look on PS4 – just temper your expectations.
We’ll have our Far Cry 3: Classic Edition review up soon, so if you’re still on the fence and want a second opinion, my review will be up by the end of the week.
Chris has been writing about gaming news for far too long, and now he’s doing it even more. A true PlayStation know-it-all, Chris has owned just about every Sony console that ever existed. Trophies are like crack to this fella. (Bronze trophies, that is – he only has one Platinum.)