In anticipation of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Jurassic Park marketing has been stomping into everything from LEGO sculptures to your shower, but this is the first time something (which isn’t genetically engineered and scaly) has dared to invade Jurassic Park itself.
Using the Far Cry 5 map editor in a project for Forge Labs, designers D4RKDEATH and Weeeeeman actually built a digital replica of the theme park on Isla Nublar that is a Dilophosaurus-spitting image of the one in the original 1993 film. You can acutally use this map software to create other environments to play in before transferring them to other Ubisoft game universes like Halo. Meaning, you can play Halo 5 in the prehistoric theme park. This is a testament to how much freedom Ubisoft gives you to create fictional places and make them levels within the game.
While it was unexpected that anyone could possibly go further than the Lost island replica raised from the ocean by the software, this is beyond even InGen’s wildest dreams. Life can apparently find a way even in someone else’s game.
D4RKDEATH’s video on his official YouTube channel takes you through his map, "Raptor Pen," with a disembodied voice as your guide. In a place crawling with Jurassic Park Easter eggs, you even see the sconces on the gates burning. And that crate the first raptor gets unleashed from is still lying around. There are no actual raptors, or any other species, here becuase you can only create maps in the Far Cry map editor, but it's still pretty darn cool.
"Raptor Pen" is technically a Jurassic Park-inspired infection map. Jurassic Park maps have been around Halo since dinosaurs actually roamed the earth—or at least for years before this one emerged—but if you watch the entire video, you can probably agree with Forge Labs that this is the most incredible one to ever hatch in the Halo universe. Playing on the map is literally supposed to be a blast for both Infected and humans. Just think of the Infected as raptors.
Humans can hold out in plenty of places including the watchtower in the raptor pen, the maintenance shed, the area around the gate, and anywhere else you can get yourself on high ground. While you can’t geek out over every photo-realistic detail during gameplay because you’re constantly moving, hardcore Jurassic Park fans are going to find themselves pausing the video to appreciate the aesthetics.
(via Bleeding Cool)