Gamers have some of the most extraordinary imaginations, especially when using certain games' map creators. One fan of the newest Joker film took their favorite scene from the movie and perfectly recreated it using Far Cry V's insane map editor, called Far Cry: Arcade. Much like in previous Far Cry titles, the map editor has a variety of amazing tools and effects to use. Players can even enjoy them with friends or solo in the Arcade, which has a range of different film recreations, such as Die Hard's Nakatomi Plaza, and originally-made maps, like this beautiful example.
Now, all it needs is a psychotic clown performing Fortnite dances down the steps.
Far Cry: Arcade doesn't simply stop there. With 6 game modes in total, there is loads of fun to be had with the map editor, and plenty of Far Cry players have made perfect use of it. The map editor's creator, Clark Davies, says in an interview with Forbes, "It's a huge range of stuff, much more than we ever had in Far Cry 4. In total, it's about 7,000 objects." The map editor utilizes assets not only from Far Cry V but from many previous Ubisoft titles, such as Far Cry 4, Far Cry Primal, Assasin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Assasin's Creed Unity, and Watch Dogs. With so many varied assets, the possibilities inherent in Far Cry: Arcade are nearly endless.
As wacky and zany as many of the creations can get, most players have opted to recreate their most beloved films and TV shows, much like the aforementioned Joker fan. One YouTube channel, in particular, even redesigned the Dunder Mifflin office from The Office using Far Cry: Arcade. Though, Far Cry isn't the only game that has a powerful map editor, as evidenced by Media Molecule's game creation system, called Dreams. Sony describes the game with acute detail on its PlayStation page as "an ever-expanding game universe – exclusive to PS4 – where you explore, experience and play in the limitless imagination of players around the world." One Dreams player went so far as to recreate the hallway from P.T. in exceptional detail. The possibilities in this game, much like in Far Cry: Arcade, are practically endless.
With the Joker stairway redesigned magnificently using Far Cry: Arcade, it will be interesting to see what other gamers come up with next. For the players who fancy themselves as designers, developers, or creators in general, these are the best outlets to bring their imaginations to life. While Ubisoft does catch some flak for its overuse of microtransactions and cash grabs, exemplified by both Far Cry: New Dawn and Ghost Recon Breakpoint, there is something to be said about their previous titles and the forums they've created for gamers to express themselves. Watch Dogs Legion, releasing next March, will be Ubisoft's next opportunity to get it right with fans.
Until then, put on a happy face and take a leisurely jig down the Joker steps in Far Cry V.