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Far Cry 3 developers working on patch for user interface clutter

Samit Sarkar (he/him) is Polygon’s deputy managing editor. He has more than 15 years of experience covering video games, movies, television, and technology.

Far Cry 3's developers are working on a patch to allow players to "toggle most HUD/UI [heads-up display/user interface] elements" as they see fit, according to Ubisoft.

The open-world first-person shooter has received rave reviews, but has drawn criticism for its busy user interface, which is cluttered with pop-ups and other often superfluous information. Ubisoft began developing the patch "based on feedback from both press and fans," according to a statement provided to Polygon by a Ubisoft representative.

A Reddit user posted a hack earlier this week that completely disables the HUD through the editing of DLL files with a hex editor. The upcoming patch will prevent users from running into mission problems related to the hack.

We followed up with Ubisoft to ask if the patch will be released on consoles as well as PC. The Ubisoft rep told us that the patch will definitely be available on PC, but that Ubisoft is "not sure about console [versions] yet."

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