Far Cry Series To Remain In Africa?

By Jim Rossignol on August 27th, 2008 at 10:56 am.


UK-based blogchums Videogaming247 were clever enough to remember to go to Leipzig (unlike us) and consequently they’ve come back with special Far Cry information. Ubisoft Montreal are, apparently, already in the initial stages of the third Far Cry game. Here’s the interesting bit:

“There are still things we want to do with the African setting, and I think it’s safe to say we’ll continue to explore it. That said, we might find something new and compelling about the Antarctic setting that wants us to make the next game there, but honestly, we’re still at the preliminary stages.”

If Far Cry 2 ends up being good I rather hope this third game has a brief iteration time, rather than being another four-year project.

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  1. Martin says:

    Looking forward to this. My PC less so.

  2. NuZZ says:

    An antarctic based FPS. Not much of them. Wasn’t The Thing in Antarctica?

    Either way, it would be great.

  3. Ian says:

    An Antarctica setting could be good so long as it didn’t revolve entirely around a “and your character totally needs to stay warm!” mechanic.

  4. Davik says:

    The landscape would be a little bland, wouldn’t it?

    I’d also like to see it sooner rather than later, even if it is the Antarctic.

  5. Heliocentric says:

    great, if fc2 doesn’t have aliens or monsters you can bet “3 will.

  6. Jim Rossignol says:

    No, I think Ubi Montreal want to keep things “no monsters”.

  7. Real Horrorshow says:

    Far Cry 2 will be awesome. It’s fate.

    For Far Cry 3, I was kind of hoping for South America, though South Eastern Europe (think the Balkans and the Goergia stuff) and some of the unstable parts of Asia could work too.

    Arctic would be pretty lame IMO, not enough variety. It’s either snowy plains or snowy forest.

  8. Ian says:

    Wait, how about Australia? Has any kind of free-roamer been set there in the outback/inland regions? With a game set in the inland area of Australia you wouldn’t have time to fight baddies because you’d be too busy watching out for spiders which have inexplicably evolved potent enough venom to drop a small town.

  9. kuddles says:

    I’m sure Ubisoft doesn’t want the next game to be a four-year-cycle as well. They already have the new mood and engine built for it though.

    Kinda breaks my heart that it’s highly unlikely the PC will be the lead platform that time around.

  10. Dorian Cornelius Jasper says:

    @Jim:

    If only Crytek’s tastes were that grounded.

  11. Sucram says:

    How about Venus, it could revolve entirely around a “and your character totally needs to stay cool!” mechanic.

  12. phuzz says:

    How about the exclusion zone round Chernobyl?
    Or Lancashire?
    Actually that might be a bit of a downer, best off sticking to Chernobyl…

  13. Ian says:

    @ Sucram: Now that I’d play. :D

  14. James says:

    The real monster is man.

  15. Kangarootoo says:

    Africa is one of the biggest continents on the planet, with a huge variety of environment types. Antarctica kind of only has one environment. So in the name of providing a wide range of locations, this seems a very well choice.

    “No, I think Ubi Montreal want to keep things “no monsters””
    Thanks god for that.

  16. Alex says:

    The real monster is man.

    !!!

  17. Eschatos says:

    Isn’t it a bit early to be discussing this? Maybe they could wait until a few weeks after release.

  18. dirksauce says:

    It might be cool if some sort of alien magic flash-froze the landscape!

  19. johnsmith3 says:

    i think a cool setting wold be Mexican/Caribbean setting where you could switch from desert to jungle to tropical island maybe fighting drug dealers or weapons dealers again