yesterday I visited the Leipzig Games Convention. I live in Berlin, so it was only a one-and-a-half hour trip.
At the Ubi Booth, they had presentations on FC2 every two hours, though you had to get in half an hour earlier to get a place.
They showcased the 1 mileÂ² level, you can read all the interviews about.
For example, they once shot a guy idling in a base in the leg, so he couldn't move, and used him as a "Full Metal Jacket"-style bait for others. That was really cruel...
Afterwards they threw a few T-shirts into the crowd, but with my 1,68 m height, I had no chance to grab one.
Then we could ask LP all kinds of questions, about the development process, the final product, the state of development, ect.
He answered them all the best he could, with no "You'll know that, when we release it"s or "We can't talk about that"s.
The artists actually made a trip to Africa for inspiration and references. They taped hours of ambient sound for the game.
LP also told be that they have a competitive, but friendly relationship to the Crytek team.
What's best is, that in the end, LP gave me his very own Far Cry 2 T-Shirt (he wore another T-Shirt underneath it).
It was a little sweaty, so I had to decide either to wash, or build a shrine around it...
I did the former...
It's L, so it'll be quite loose fit on me, but it's cool as hell anyways.
Thanks a bunch!