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Ubisoft's Far Cry 3 Delayed Until December

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Far Cry 3 will arrive on store shelves during the holiday season.

On Monday Ubisoft announced that Far Cry 3 will be released on November 29 in Europe and on December 4 in the U.S. for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. Earlier this year, the game was supposedly slated for a September 6 release, as the date was derived from a leaked trailer that eventually found its way onto YouTube.

"To give you more action and insanity, Far Cry3 will now be released November 29th in Europe & December 4 in North America," the publisher also announced on the Far Cry Twitter account. "To make sure we deliver the best experience possible, the development team has been given more time."

"A rushed game remains bad forever," the company added. "Thank you for understanding." Currently the beta seems to be on track although details surrounding its launch reportedly won't be revealed for a while.

Ubisoft's move is interesting given the lineup waiting to hit store shelves this holiday season. With its previous September date, Far Cry 3 seemingly had very little competition, fighting over the consumer dollar with Borderlands 2. But with with a December release, the shooter now faces stiff competition from the likes of Halo 4 and Black Ops II.

Several months ago, five-minute footage originating from a pre-alpha build highlighted some of the game's multiplayer aspects. Several critics pointed out numerous similarities between Far Cry 3 and popular shooter franchises like Call of Duty and Battlefield, namely experience points, levels, kill-cam and carpet-bombing air support.

Far Cry 3 will be based on Ubisoft's Dunia 2 game engine, the successor to Far Cry 2's Dunia engine. So far little is known about the new engine.

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    ojas , June 27, 2012 5:11 AM
    Whatever man. As long as it's a finished game at release i'm not complaining.
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    hardcore_gamer , June 27, 2012 4:48 AM
    ArlsI loved FarCry 1, I hope this game is just as good.


    Fixed.

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    Kryan , June 27, 2012 10:04 AM
    Can somebody explain the correlation between Far Cry 1 and Far Cry 2 to me? and those saying they liked Far Cry 2 more are simply too young to understand how epic Far Cry 1 was at it's release.
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    Arls , June 27, 2012 4:44 AM
    I loved FarCry2, I hope this game is just as good.
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    hardcore_gamer , June 27, 2012 4:48 AM
    ArlsI loved FarCry 1, I hope this game is just as good.


    Fixed.

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    Arls , June 27, 2012 4:56 AM
    You make a good point...
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    notsleep , June 27, 2012 5:00 AM
    yup...stupid move, ubisoft...dec sales will be owned by halo 4 and cod....which will translate to low sales numbers for fc3...resulting in the last entry of the franchise? :( 

    oh, yeah...the movie version sucks balls. :p 
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    fancarolina , June 27, 2012 5:06 AM
    Yea after the disappointment that was Farcry 2 vs. the masterpiece of Farcry 1. They can keep pushing back Farcry 3 as long as they want.
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    tstng , June 27, 2012 5:07 AM
    I did not like FC1 very much, but loved FC2. FC3 seems like a good mix of the two. But I was giong to buy a new videocard in september and hoped to use FC3 as a benchmark, but now I dont think I can wait till december and with the exception of the new MoH there wont be any other great looking games to bench.
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    ojas , June 27, 2012 5:11 AM
    Whatever man. As long as it's a finished game at release i'm not complaining.
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    tomhuang03 , June 27, 2012 6:00 AM
    The FarCry series was awesome. By far one of the best graphically pleasing games I have played on a console and on a PC.
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    Kryan , June 27, 2012 10:04 AM
    Can somebody explain the correlation between Far Cry 1 and Far Cry 2 to me? and those saying they liked Far Cry 2 more are simply too young to understand how epic Far Cry 1 was at it's release.
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    belardo , June 27, 2012 10:41 AM
    I forgot Farcry2 even came out... is that bad?
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    EDVINASM , June 27, 2012 10:43 AM
    It makes me smile at least when I hear Halo and Black Ops II being a competition. FarCry has a decent fan base and those who loved it will get the third instalment no matter what. Same with Halo and Black Ops II. It's like releasing Forza and Gran Turismo same month before holidays and worrying of losing customers. For one they are totally different hands down and there are fans for each, secondly holiday season kids (that might not are much for the game) will get whatever games they want and thirdly hardcore fans will still buy, no matter what is released along side (as long as fourth instalment is kept for later :)  ). I am getting it even if it would come on same day as GTA V. And I don't mind the delay as long as it's released in 2012 :) 
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    godnodog , June 27, 2012 11:00 AM
    FarCry 2 was 1 of my biggest disapointment ever concernig videogames. FarCry1 was a jaw dropper in quality.
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    EDVINASM , June 27, 2012 11:52 AM
    Maybe FarCry 1 was epic, so was the Half-Life when it was released first. However we move on and times change. I loved the FarCry 2. Might not be as impressive as the first instalment at the time but still a damn good game. Lots of games these days are a bit boring, but then again, budgets are not the same and multiplatform ports along with tons of competition does not help much either. Or maybe hardcore gamers who were loyal since 1980s (who are probably over 40 at this stage) are just too hard to please?
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    hanson308 , June 27, 2012 12:12 PM
    most likely because ubisoft just received $$$ from Nxxdia that they need to implant some source code in order to descale AMD card's performance.
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    randomizer , June 27, 2012 12:47 PM
    hanson308most likely because ubisoft just received $$$ from Nxxdia that they need to implant some source code in order to descale AMD card's performance.


    If it's anything like FC2 you'll have just as much fun watching a slideshow as you would playing at 80FPS.
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    lasaldude , June 27, 2012 1:17 PM
    Well I was going to play this and BL2 until Blackops came out. Looks like COD will be taking up all my time like usual and maybe Farcry will get played after I have complained about black ops B.S. for the 1000th time in march or something.
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    shin0bi272 , June 27, 2012 1:38 PM
    I just went back through far cry 1 and it did several things better than 2 but I still have to admit I dont like the mutants. So far cry 3 should be an awesome game due to the lack of aliens or mutants but with the graphics level of FC2 and the island setting of FC1. Its the perfect balance.
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    Youngmind , June 27, 2012 2:24 PM
    I'm okay with the delay as long as Ubisoft does not take 12 years to release a sub-standard game.
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    spartanmk2 , June 27, 2012 3:45 PM
    Farcry 1 was awesome...loved the tropical beaches and swimming around lol
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    Massacher , July 1, 2012 5:17 AM
    just make it polished and not have a dozen patches before it's playable like so many shooters over the least few years.

    "oh, yeah...the movie version sucks balls."

    yea i agree, my imdb rating is 2/10.
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