E3 2011: Far Cry 3 arriving next year

Ubisoft confirms development of third entry in action shooter series for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in 2012.

LOS ANGELES--Today at Ubisoft's 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo media briefing, the French publisher made official the third entry in the Far Cry series.

Simply titled Far Cry 3, the game is currently in development at Ubisoft Montreal, "with the support" of Ubisoft Shanghai and Massive Entertainment, which is also currently working on Assassin's Creed: Revelations. The game will ship for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in 2012.

Far Cry 3 drops in next year.

News of a third entry in the Far Cry series comes as not much of a surprise, as its predecessor--Far Cry 2--has sold more than 1 million units. Additionally, early last month development of the game was revealed on a stuntman's resume.

As for the title, Far Cry 3 will cast players as Jason Brody, a man stranded on a strange tropical island similar to the setting of the first Far Cry. Gamers will head out into this "savage paradise" and "slash, sneak, and shoot" in order to survive the world that has "lost all sense of morality."

For more on the latest series entry, check out GameSpot's review of Far Cry 2. And check back soon for GameSpot's first preview of Far Cry 3, set to go live later today.

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ElJefeDeMedios
ElJefeDeMedios

Loved FC2, but could never finish it .... I had continual corrupt saved game files on XBOX360. Nothing like 50 hours of sneaking around getting diamonds etc, and then bam - redo. As long as that's fixed - looking forward to FC3.

ZOD777
ZOD777

I loved the 1st 2 Far Cry games as well as the Crysis series. I think this one is going to be awesome. I just hope the AI is a bit better, and the death animations need to be rehashed. In FC2, you snipe a guy driving a jeep, his body stands up outside the vehicle and then falls to the ground. LOL! Also, the sound needs work from FC2. Dudes talking to each other that are 50 yards away sound like they are right next to you. And if I am wearing a camo suit, I want to see camo on my body when I look down!

inola2
inola2

Demo looks excellent - roll on 2012 then. Please no aliens or zombies!!

deterrentolive2
deterrentolive2

excellent news. Both Far Cry's are in my the all-time top 5

jinjojak
jinjojak

Lets hope it will be open world.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

@noble95x No! In the game Fracture the main character's name was Jet Brody. Obviously I can read that it says the main character in Far Cry 3 is called Jason Brody, but I just think it's funny that when people reviewed Fracture they complained about the name and the FC3 dude's name isn't that much different. :P

Femto513
Femto513

Hopefully this game will actually be fun unlike Far Cry 2.

noble95x
noble95x

@FLOWZMENTAL, far cry 2 used dunia not cry engine 2. dunia uses the exact same techniques as cryengine 3, just cryengine 3 makes them look better.

Diophage
Diophage

@FLOWZMENTAL Far Cry 2 did not use CryEngine 2. It used Dunia.

FLOWZMENTAL
FLOWZMENTAL

@noble95x They maybe possibly using CryEngine 3 for this one. Considering that Far Cry 2 and Crysis: Warhead used their CryEngine 2.

juliano001
juliano001

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noble95x
noble95x

@Pete5506, its the same engine that far cry 2 used.

Diophage
Diophage

@Jedilink109 I think that's the main antagonist (bad guy).

noble95x
noble95x

@Jedilink109, its jason brody not jet brody

RobbySpry
RobbySpry

Not that it seems like a bad game, but i just don't understand what people see in this franchise. Besides lots of cussing, Far Cry never seemed to have anything that other games didn't already, including Crysis. Why don't they just focus on one game?

DEATH775
DEATH775

Back to the tropical jungle that we love

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

And PLEASE tell me the main character of far Cry 3 isn't the dork in this screen shot up there...

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

WHAT!!?!? Wasn't the main character's name of Fracture Jet Brody?

King9999
King9999

Did I ever tell you the definition of insanity?

JJB03
JJB03

i liked choosing charecters and it hought farcry2 could have had huuuuge ptential for a coop thing but didnt take it. the fire effects and stuff was so cool in the game but it was really hard and a punishing game which i also liked i hope it still a sandbox game

robertico7
robertico7

Best game of Ubisoft at this E3 hands down. AWESOMEE!!!!!!!!!

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

brilliant finally a proper sequel to farcry1

anotherone10
anotherone10

The gameplay of Far Cry 3 looked amazing!!

Pete5506
Pete5506

The demo shown looked great, love that graphics engine

Sam_2006
Sam_2006

A tropical island? damn my pants are getting wet now. I've always wanted to go back to those beautiful vistas and dense jungles of FarCry, guess my dream is coming true. I trust this game will be epic :D can't wait to know more about the game.

Freethinker101
Freethinker101

I am really glad that they are makeing this, although I am disapointed they are losing the multiple paths/characters from the 2nd one. Also one of the friendliest multi-players on the PS3.

ferretlord2177
ferretlord2177

my wishlist for this game: predator animals which where cut in the last one, updated controls, more tools in the excellent map editor, and oh yeah dont cut the map editor or im not buying it. maybe some more reach style gamemode tools. dont do what reach did with that forge island crap though. that barely counted as a map editor after instincts and far cry 2's editor that let you create landmass and had an easy to use snap features which reach lacked. its nice to hear they're going back to a tropical setting because i was sick of brown water being the only option in the editor and i hope they add modern day buildings instead of just third world huts and such.

Shakezulah
Shakezulah

The reveal trailer was pretty nice looking. It's good to see that, unlike FC2, this will actually focus on one character and be more story driven again.

BAD-C0MPANY
BAD-C0MPANY

Far Cry 3 looks amazing. The story also looks more immersive and better than FC2. Looks and sounds like a must buy but I guess we'll see. It better still have the map editor. It also looks like it listened to some of the fan requests so that's good.

PC-RUL3S
PC-RUL3S

Far Cry 3 looks great I can't wait to play it.