Linear Storylines are Losing Appeal, says Far Cry 4 Creative Director

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Alex Hutchinson, the creative director for Far Cry 4, talked about the trend of storytelling in the gaming industry. Hutchinson stated that conventional narratives would lose their appeal to gamers.

"I'm really interested in emergent games and where that's going with video sharing and Twitch," he told Xbox Magazine, "I think linear story games are really going to suffer in the modern marketplace."

The Nerdist reported that Assassin's Creed Unity--another Ubisoft title--will be "a lot less plot driven, and centered more around the gameplay." It's possible that Hutchinson could have been voicing his opinion as well as stating the direction that Ubisoft will be taking with future games.

Hutchinson has publicly opined in the past; during his time as the creative director for Assassin's Creed III, he stated that Japan and Egypt--two of the most requested settings for the franchise--are among the most "boring" possibilities for the series. He justified this by saying that Ubisoft is trying to put the franchise in historical times seldom explored.

And Feudal Japan has been the setting of many video games.

He stated on a different occassion that critics give Japanese games "a free pass" when reviewing them.

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