No dedicated servers for Far Cry 3

Online multiplayer in Ubisoft's action game not using dedicated servers; Ubisoft says, "Of course we are not trying to kill the PC community."


Far Cry 3 will not support dedicated servers, an Ubisoft representative said in the firm's forums. According to the community manager, the decision is in the best interest of gamers and was made after careful consideration.

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"The online experience does not support dedicated servers," the company said. "Of course we are not trying to kill the PC community. We have simply decided on a different way of handling multiplayer. We weighed the different options against each other to see what worked best, and what we came up with worked very well even without [dedicated servers]."

Additionally, the Ubisoft representative said the decision to exclude dedicated servers for Far Cry 3 was not made over any concerns of PC piracy.

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" to survive in a world that has "lost all sense of morality."

The game was originally targeted to launch in September, but was delayed to December 4 over the summer. For more on Far Cry 3, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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