"How do you want to play Far Cry 4? From the comfort of your home? Or from the highest mountain in the world?"
Far Cry 4 takes place in the Himalayas, in a fictional region named Kyrat and as part of the game's promotional campaign, Ubisoft is sending one lucky gamer to Mount Everest. To enter, Far Cry fans submit a video showing that they are the biggest Far Cry fan and explaining why they would like to go on the trek. Submissions remain open through August 15th.
The prize includes training, equipment, and the two week trip to and from the Mount Everest base camp, where the winner will get to play Far Cry 4. On Mount Everest. In the Himalayas. In some of the most extreme conditions in the world. The winner will be announced at PAX Prime, at the end of August.
Making the journey to one of the most exotic and difficult to reach locations in the world to play a video game may seem a little foolish, but it's still a trip to Mount Everest. There are plenty of rules associated with the video, such as the entrant can be the only person in the 2-minute-max video and "must not contain criminal or tortious activity." So, you can't recreate some of the more interesting scenes of Vaas from Far Cry 3 (at least three of you were thinking it).