- What Could Have Been:
- Early previews talked about an entirely open-ended game where the only goal was to find The Jackal; how the player went about it would have been entirely up to them, as would who they made enemies of and who they chose to associate with. This was discarded in favour of an essentially linear plot with optional side-quests, and Everything Trying to Kill You.
- The number of animal types seems to have also been severely decreased from early previews; back then, there was talk of large, dangerous animals like elephants, rhinos and hippos, as well as predators like lions and crocodiles. UK magazine PC Gamer reported on a rumour that the predators would be added in a major patch or paid DLC, but this has never materialised; it was instead worked into Far Cry 3 and later sequels.
Trivia / Far Cry 2