Far Cry 4 will give players the ability to saddle up and ride elephants.
A source close to Eurogamer has leaked a couple of key details about Ubisoft's upcoming open-world shooter: Far Cry 4. Namely, that the series will be ditching its traditional sandy beaches for the snowy mountains of the Himalayas, and a new feature in the game will be the ability to saddle up and ride elephants.
The source also confirmed that Ubisoft was aiming for release in the first half of 2015, which is more than a year off from now. We can probably assume that this means the game will be current-gen only, skipping over the Xbox 360 and PS3.
But, it looks like it's going to be a little while before we get our first official glimpse at the game, as the title isn't set to be shown until Ubisoft's annual press conference at E3 in June, where it should appear in some for, one source said.
Another source said that Far Cry 4 will have the same kind of gameplay as its predecessor, with a large focus on hunting local fauna. The world's map will be structured in a familiar fashion too, with outposts for you to liberate.
Far Cry 3 launched in November 2012, and followed the journey of Jason Brody as he went from dumb college teen to psychotic mass-murderer. It was followed by the completely off-the-walls insane 80's retro throwback: Blood Dragon, which was so successful that Ubisoft is thinking about a sequel.
Ubisoft also recently announced Assassin's Creed: Unity, which will be set in France, and we will also presumably hear more about at this year's E3.