TIME e3 2014

WATCH: The New Game That Lets You Ride Elephants – FarCry 4 Insider Interview

Far Cry 4 will have rideable elephants!

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Since their first game’s release in 2004, the Far Cry series has steadily improved with each new iteration. The next installment of the franchise focuses on the fictional region Kyrat, set in the Himalayas, and a protagonist named “Ajay Ghale,” who gets caught up in a war between a self-appointed king named “Pagan Min” and the country’s rebels.

Unlike some games that might start with a plot idea and build from there, Far Cry 4 began with a very specific gameplay element.

“So our game director was like, okay look — here’s what I want: I want to be able to get on-top of an elephant, and I want to be able to smash through the walls of an outpost that’s actually an fortress that could also fight back and I want to do that in co-op so if there’s two elephants you can do that too,” Executive Producer Dan Hays told Gamespot. “And we were like okay, lets do that.”

For more of the inside scoop, check out the video above. Far Cry 4 releases on November 18th, 2014.

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