Ubisoft's senior communications manager Gary Steinman updated the official Ubisoft blog with news that Far Cry 4 has gone gold. That means the development process is complete and the gold master has been sent off for mass production. The game will arrive on November 18 for the PlayStation consoles, the Xbox consoles and Windows PC.
"Far Cry 4 is a major leap forward for the franchise," Steinman wrote. "The story is fully integrated into the overall experience, with your choices making a real difference in a civil war that's roiling Kyrat. The open-world is packed with surprises."
In addition to the standard edition for the PC, Ubisoft will also sell a Gold Edition version for $89.99 that combines the full game plus the season pass. Gamers will receive an exclusive day-one mission as well as unlock all upcoming Far Cry 4 add-on content, including additional missions, five new weapons and a Player Vs. Player (PVP) mode.
Ubisoft will also offer the Steelbook Edition for $69.99 that's only available in the Uplay Shop. This bundle includes the game, a map of Kryat, the Far Cry 4 Steelbook, and a propaganda poster. There's also the Kyrat Edition for $129.99 (shown above), which includes the game (Limited Edition), a travel journal, a map, an exclusive collector's box, three extra missions, a unique weapon, a propaganda poster and a 7.9-inch figurine of the main villain sitting on an elephant throne.
Gamers who pre-purchase Far Cry 4 for $59.99 will be upgraded to the Limited Edition. This includes three single-player missions in a campaign called Hurk's Redemption, and the exclusive Impaler harpoon gun.
In Far Cry 4, players take the role of Ajay Ghale. This protagonist spent most of his life in the United States but was born in the fictional Himalayan nation of Kyrat. For personal reasons, he returns to Kyrat only to become involved in the local civil war. Players can explore this fictional nation alone or with a friend in the co-op mode.
Unfortunately, Ubisoft has yet to reveal the system specifications for the PC version, so stay tuned.