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Far Cry 3 confirmed to be in development

By Jos ยท 55 replies
Nov 27, 2009
  1. Ubisoft Montreal's Kevin Shortt has confirmed this week what many already suspected: development on the third installment of the Far Cry series is underway. He didn't offer much of anything in the way of details, only that so far things look "pretty exciting."

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  2. Doctor_hv

    Doctor_hv TS Rookie Posts: 23

    That's good news certainly, but I would like more to hear something about Crysis 2, since I stopped playing Far Cry 2 in the middle of the game, and never returned to it again...it was just too much open world for my taste...
    But Crysis, pure joy to play... :) only I'll have to buy a new PC to run the new one on Enthusiast... :/
  3. Tyr

    Tyr TS Rookie

    lets hope its better then the second ...
  4. Rapidhic

    Rapidhic TS Rookie Posts: 24

    ...with better gameplay. Graphics dont need much upgrade they where already stunning.
  5. Fada

    Fada TS Rookie Posts: 34

    never really cared for far cry, crysis on the other hand blew me away, god bless the cryengine!
  6. Far Cry 2 was one of the worst games I have had the misfortune to pay for. Never really liked Far Cry either. Their advertising campaign really napped me.
  7. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,703   +171

    Let's hope Crysis 2 is coded better and actually only requires a sane system to run it at decent settings. I always felt Crysis was an underrated game due to the system requirements.
  8. LazyNinja

    LazyNinja TS Rookie Posts: 16

    I loved Crysis but haven't played Far Cry 1/2. Might pick up the second one if it's so cheap . . .
  9. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,116   +13

    Hmm farcry 2 looks simply amazing but the game wasnt that great. i agree on the point that crysis would do good to get a sequal wouldnt it be great if they just used the far cry engin to make crysis 2 ?
  10. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,093   +1,545

    I think I'm one of the few that really enjoyed Far Cry 2. I didn't mind the open sand-box style, the travel and in fact, prefer games like that. It puts options in the players control, not following some linear, channeled gameplay. Also, as a 20-year Army veteran who fired in real life pretty much every weapon in the game, I thought the sound and weapon effects were as close to the real deal as I've seen in any game. The graphics were also as good as any game released. I think a lot of players gave up on the game before they got to the 2nd half where it moved to a 2nd map and really got interesting. My beef was mainly with a weak ending story-wise.

    So obviously, I'm thrilled to hear about a Far Cry 3. Bring it on! :D
  11. Nirkon

    Nirkon TS Enthusiast Posts: 202

    Far cry 2 was a big disappointment to me, i got bored and never really finished it.
    I hope they ditch the African landscape and go for something new and better...
  12. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,912   +697

    It would be nice to know where this next game is taking place, seeing as they have already done the tropical setting and the sprawling desert theme. Not sure how much better they can make it look, obviously DX11 would be a prerequisite which alone would be a good improvement. Also I still don't see how people are still complaining about playing Crysis, the game was nearly impossible to play at launch, now that graphics cards have caught up the game is playable on most mid range gaming systems. If they do come out with a sequel expect similar performance issues unless they really work on optimizing the engine.
  13. kaonis92

    kaonis92 TS Enthusiast Posts: 118

    It's good to see FC3 is under development but has anybody heard when will Crysis 2 be released? (!)
  14. DarKSeeD

    DarKSeeD TS Booster Posts: 92

    I hope that there no monsters in it. Sick and tired of games with monsters and other unreal things. :|
  15. harby

    harby TS Enthusiast Posts: 38

    I hope they try and manage to keep the system requirements for smooth gameplay at a decent minimum. Gaming studios have to realize that PC gaming should be affordable and most importantly available to a wide range of configurations.
  16. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 399

    better be back at the paradise and no stinkin desert. I'm gonna start Fc2 very soon, i Never got to finish it. I'm more interested in Crysis 2. =)
  17. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,300   +1,751

    I wonder which of these 2 games will use dx11. I know that crysis 2 uses cryengine 3 of which it is said that has dx11 support and FC3 uses a modified version of the Dunia engine.
  18. Styl

    Styl TS Member Posts: 61

    Far Cry was a great game. Far Cry 2 was a complete failure, in my opinion. I hope Ubisoft gets it right this time.
  19. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,797

    Far Cry 2 was a failure, I agree. Did not like the wide open world and complete isolation of the protagonist character. I remember driving through and having NPCs drop everything they were doing just to give chase, so lame. Ubi can def do better, but they can't do what CryTek did with the first game, even though the end was laughably awful.
  20. PCIGamer

    PCIGamer TS Rookie Posts: 110

    FC2 was fail. Hopefully they will do a much better job this time around
  21. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,116   +13

    I loved the first far cry it was great and simply beaytiful compared to other games at the time but im simply not looking forward to far cry 3 as much as crysis 2 but thats just my opinion. i am wondering if they will even bother with dx 11 at this point i mean look at modern warfare 2 it looks as good as any game ive seen and guess what its dx 9 lol we havent even had time to deal with dx 10 or 10.1 for that matter. i think the developers are moving faster with dx versions than game companys have time to cade for them and its such a shame and waste of time.
  22. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,797

    The Far Cry that was on Xbox, which was developed by Ubi and CryTek together was awesome, and then 3 years later FC2 is released and i put maybe 6 hours into it total. It seemed to me like Ubi standing behind the game alone wasn't good for the franchise. I mean there's like no story, repetitive and boring side missions and uninteresting sandbox world. The only thing it has going for it is it looks pretty nice but everything looks like they sprinkled cocoa powder on everything lol. I mean I guess it's somewhat fun from a gaming standpoint but is far from anything special. It was like a cruel joke for me.
  23. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish TS Rookie Posts: 79

    Far Cry 2 was really disappointing compared to the original one... I hope the three makes a difference, but the past has shown that this rarely happens :/
  24. yorro

    yorro TS Booster Posts: 251

    Far Cry in Antartica? This should be interesting.
  25. Aolish

    Aolish TS Enthusiast Posts: 168

    Really liked the first game, and tho i've never played FC2... I hear that its not as good as the first game. Here's hoping FC3 will go back to FC1 routes
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