Ubisoft is not fazed by the fact that Far Cry 3 launches just three weeks after Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Speaking to MCV, Ubisoft brand manager Henri Guay claimed that the Far Cry series has always been "different," and this novelty will draw gamers to it.
“Far Cry has always been a little bit off the map in terms of the offer that it gives,” Guay said. “People are going to continue to play Call of Duty and people are going to look for experiences that give them something a little bit different. We feel we’re in a comfortable spot.”
Far Cry 3 was originally intended to launch in early September, but was pushed back to November 29 in Europe and December 4 in the United States to give the team more time to polish the experience. Not only will Far Cry 3 launch near Black Ops II, but also Halo 4, which arrives November 6.