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Geoffrey Tim
July 15, 2013 at 10:30 am

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Far Cry 3 dispensed with all of the annoying nonsense from Far Cry 2, put the whole thing back on a tropical island and added more than the healthy dose of insanity. It was also rather good, and managed to perform well enough at retail to warrant a sequel.

Ubisoft’s senior vice president of marketing and sales Tony Key has revealed to Gamespot that the success of Far Cry 3 has ensured that the balmy open-world shooter will be getting a sequel – and that Ubisoft will be sharing details soon.

“We’re totally psyched from [Far Cry 3]. It’s a great brand, and now it’s got the recognition it deserves, so we’re clearly going to make another one: more on that soon.”

I enjoyed Far Cry 3 far more than I had expected to, and I’m not sure Ubisoft can really top the game. One of the reasons it was so memorable was, of course, the character Vaas, so incredibly captured by the talented and spirited Michael Mando. It’s going to take something quite special to match that.

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  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    Header WIN!

    Also, if the Island in FC3 was “topical”, what was the topic? Craziness I guess?

    • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

      Header lulz inderdaad

    • Trevor Davies

      Apply gently by hand & rub into the affected area :/

  • Skyblue

    Far Cry 3 was shallow imo. Def better than Far Crap 2 but still not as fun as the original was. Vaas was the highlight of the title and I had a few fun hours with it but it was nowhere near as immersive as Skyrim or GTA. *Flamesuit enable*

    • TiMsTeR1033

      GTA 5 will be better than Farcry 3 yes, But Farcry 1 compared to Farcry 3 no way in hell can 1 beat 3 not even close. no animals and stupid trigens screw THAT!

      • Matthew Holliday

        aside from the shooting elements, farcry 1 and 3 are comparable in no way whatsoever.
        farcry 1 was more like a prelude to crysis than a farcry game.

  • Trevor Davies

    The only annoying things in Far Cry 2 were those damn instant respawn checkpoints. More Far Cry makes me happy. Now just get Blood Dragon on special already to make me happier.

    • John Ambitious

      And the fact that sneaking up didn’t exist and if you passed a checkpoint within a radius of 100m they started shooting at you

      • Hesperus Phosphorus

        I’ve seen a lot of people bitch about the stealth in FC2. Haven’t played the game in a while but I remember really enjoying the stealth mechanics – tough and precise as hell.

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      And the malaria

      • TiMsTeR1033

        the Malaria was soo flipping annoying and the Checkpoint shit @John Ambitious

      • Trevor Davies

        I liked that, it added some tension. Being in the middle of a firefight & suddenly getting the symptoms was an “oh fuck!” moment.

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          I dunno man. It was a clever idea I guess but the implementation was all wrong. It was too frequent and you spent half the game trying not to die from Malaria.

        • TiMsTeR1033

          yeah but also make moments like “oh fuck” Die at boss sequence or whole bunch of bad guys after you.

    • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

      To respawn means you have to die…

      :P

      • Trevor Davies

        Yes, that’s why the checkpoints respawned – cos I killed them all the time :P Don’t question my mad skillz yo!

        • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

          Oh you mean the checkpoints, I thought YOU died :P

          But yes, I clear out checkpoint. Check. I realise just outta base that I need some ammo. Check. Drive back the 100m. Check. OMFW thar be dooooods again!

          • Trevor Davies

            The same 4 guys in exactly the same place they were 5 minutes ago :/

  • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    Header is incorrect. Kraai is kwaaait klose there. Need less zoooom

    • John Ambitious

      Haha. Quite.

    • CrasH

      No, header is right, its Far Kraai, not Further Kraai… :P

      • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

        Perhaps, but its subject to what distance the pic is taken at.

        What constitutes Far Kraai to Near Kraai or Further Kraai or Flippen Ver Kraai?

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          Don’t forget Spec on the Horizon Kraai and Invisible Kraai when too far away

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Invisible Kraai has a cloaking field generator?

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            No, just too small to see on the photo

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Ah, but that is Too Far Away to Spaai Kraai, not invisi kraai

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            Ah! Right you are. Sorry, I got my Kraai genealogy mixed up there

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Far Kraai while making a Slaai getting ready for a Braai sodat jy later jou vrou kan… and then you eat a Paai before you have to say GoodBaai

          • TiMsTeR1033

            NAAI *inserted*

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            Genugtig Kraai!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            thats enough right? my afirkaans is beyond shit, if I was left in in a world that only speaks afrikaans I would become the joke of the town lol

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            No, it means good grief :P Yeah you would suffer in an Afrikaans world hehe

          • TiMsTeR1033

            eish I wonder about you guys….

          • That Dark Twit

            Same here.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            I’m not crazy! My mother had me tested.

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Yes, his mother had me tested too :P

          • John Ambitious

            For what were you tested?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            aids

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            0_o

          • That Dark Twit

            Did she ever give you both the results?

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            I dunno about LC but she gave me the second part of my name here. I just added Admiral Chief

          • John Ambitious

            Haha, well done. Well done I say.

          • That Dark Twit

            Just be careful of the groot wors, you never know who might want it… O_o

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Sjoe, eks populer ne?

            Sadly for all, only my wife may sample this majestic meat

          • RinceWind

            0-O I…

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            I know you are heartbroken Rince, but fear not, you too will find love my friend ;)

          • RinceWind

            :'(

          • Ed

            You can help! Just send me that t-shirt…

          • RinceWind

            No idea why I was logged in as Ed?! DiSQUS!

          • Sageville

            Coz Nataniel lurves the wors….

          • John Ambitious

            Probably Boogie fever. I hear it’s fatal

  • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    I really liked FC2, but ONLY disliked the failed stealth

    • TiMsTeR1033

      They should make Farcry 2 with Farcry 3’s engine or Ai and Animals ect and save point system then it could be great! and make fires bigger and better

      • Slade Boender

        AND FISH, FISH THAT SWIM AWAY!

        • TiMsTeR1033

          OMG!!! YOUR RIGHT FISH!!!! that would be EXTREME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ELITE LIKE COD GHOSTS!!!!!!

    • John Ambitious

      Admiral, you took the words out of my mouth. Anyone try that blood dragon thing they have on steam?

      • RinceWind

        Yes. Also on XBL now. Was the most fun 7 hours I’ve had! Well worth the R129 I paid!

        • John Ambitious

          Cool! Might have to try it. This steam summer sale is completely killing me btw. Sitting waiting for those flash sales to pass, I think obsessed is the first word that comes to mind.

          • Hammersteyn

            Do it! It’s a bit short but fun as hell.

          • Trevor Davies

            I’ve been strong. Tomb Raider is the only “big” game I’ve bought. Otherwise I’ve just been buying smaller titles or missing DLCs.

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            I got Tomb Raider survival ed + DLC for $14.50 yesterday. Busy downloading

          • Trevor Davies

            Me too! I skipped all the MP stuff though.

          • RinceWind

            I got Hitman and Dishonoured for R129 each!

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Console?

          • RinceWind

            Yip. Also got Xcom for R169. Am in love with it

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Epic eh? I got the DLC on Friday, and I’m on my 5th playthrough!

          • John Ambitious

            Oh yes. Great

          • Sageville

            Got Hitman Absolution for free with PS+

            (High fives all round to fellow PS+ winners, sadface for the rest)

          • RinceWind

            You shut up! *sad thunder stolen…

          • Sageville

            ….Finds a hole, crawls into it….

            Then plays Hitman Absolution to pass the time.

          • John Ambitious

            Got me some DLC’s too, but dat Tomb Raider…

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            How much have you spent?

          • John Ambitious

            Not too much. Yet. I think about R300. But there are still a few days left…

          • John Ambitious

            I see Fallout New Vegas is up for $2.49

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Really? Oooooh nice

          • RinceWind

            Do give it a try. I have never laughed so much at an ending, brilliant!

  • RinceWind

    You cannot match VAAS! Never!

    • Trevor Davies

      They’d be crazy to try :D

      • RinceWind

        NO! There’s CRAZY good, like Mando, and there’s CRAZY FUCKING CRAZY which is what Cage is!

        • John Ambitious

          Oh ho! That’s good.

    • Hammersteyn

      Nicholas Cage as a bad guy?

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        NO!

        • Hammersteyn

          He is crazy enough.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            I don’t know if I could listen to a bad guy in a game voiced by Cage lol.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            he would be better as like an injured lifegaurd warning you from vaas lol

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            Hahaha. I can just imagine it!

            [in Cage voice]
            No, don’t go in there traveler. There is a mad man on the loose. MAD I TELL YOU! MAAAAAAAD! GET AWAY FROM HERE! GOOOOOOOOO!

          • Hammersteyn

            You see, he can do it.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            lol

          • TiMsTeR1033

            would work great or he could play a strip club owner too that would work

      • John Ambitious

        As long as his head is not on fire

        • TiMsTeR1033

          yeah he was shit in what that movie called hmmmmm flaming skull, motor bike evil things ………OH ghost rider!

      • TiMsTeR1033

        he cant be bad he is tooooooo GOOD! lol

      • RinceWind
        • Hammersteyn

          LOL

          • RinceWind
          • John Ambitious

            Haha, awesome

          • RinceWind
          • John Ambitious

            I like this guy

          • RinceWind

            He kicks arse. I follow him on twitter and actually got a reply from him a few weeks ago. A decent chap!

          • John Ambitious

            What’s his twitter name?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            #Professormilkman

          • John Ambitious

            well done

          • TiMsTeR1033

            LMAO! and what if you really did and he was a serial killer 0_o

          • John Ambitious

            Then I could teach him a few things….

          • TiMsTeR1033

            like what?

          • John Ambitious

            The skill in the secret

          • RinceWind

            @MandoMichael

          • John Ambitious

            Cool cool

          • John Ambitious

            Just checked out a video on YouTube of him and the ad before it was to win a holiday to an exotic island.

          • RinceWind

            lol

          • TiMsTeR1033

            now imagine this c4 on a bear! “run boo boo run” BOOOM no more booo boo ag shame man

          • Sageville

            Now if the bear could also ride a quad bike we’d have an awesome game right there.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            hmmmm, and have a ring tailed lemar side kick with an rpg sold!

          • Sageville

            Fkkn hell, we practically doin the developers jobs for them, we should definitely get money for that.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            So many ideas developers never even think of. we should become the guys who make up the content for games! never have a dull game again.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Thats what we need to see in games!

        • John Ambitious

          Crazy bastard

    • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

      You put your flowers in the VAAS?

      • RinceWind

        I would have suggested Vase 0-O But point taken :P

      • John Ambitious

        If they set it in Asia they could make a Ming Vaas

        • TiMsTeR1033

          that could work! but killing panda bears NOT COOL! lmao

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            In Asia, panda bears kill you!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Tropic thunder proved that! lmao!

          • Kromas

            Keep it for the Stand Alone Expansion. Farcry: Blood Panda.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            shame on you!

          • Kromas

            Let me try again. Far Cry: Mysts of Pandaria …. nah too generic. Far Cry: Kung Fu panda ….. too much Jack Black (not a bad thing for some). Far Cry:Ultimate Ninja Cyborg Panda Assassin Adventure …. Actually might be nice. Ninja Assassin Pandas could get away with the cute and deadly persona. You could even get Arnold to voice them. “Ill be cute!” “Get me a Choppa!” (points to a sword) and other fun one liners.

        • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

          Ming Vaas Dynasty Warrior Kraai the Third

  • RinceWind

    I loved Blood Dragon, but I think a game like that for 20 hours would do my head in. Short, and sweet I think!

  • John Ambitious

    Oo! I like the traps idea

    • TiMsTeR1033

      Yeah I mean could set trip wires with spike logs and bear traps or even simple rope pull guy up on tree for him to call for help only for the entire platoon to die from placed landmines :)

      • John Ambitious

        Your deviousness earns you an upvote

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        oooooooooo. yeeeeeeeees!

      • Marcus

        TiMsTeR1033, remind me not to play paintball with you. :)

        • TiMsTeR1033

          but I will play fair honest :)

  • Yolanda Green

    ” I’m not sure Ubisoft can really top the game.” totally agree. Like you said, they’re going to have to do something stupidly awesome to even match FC3, let alone top it.

    • John Ambitious

      As long as they keep the winning recipe all they need to do is add on. Not overhaul like other companies do and effectively ruin the game.

      • Yolanda Green

        I think it will be a greater challenge creating equally as engaging, unique, outstanding characters, than gameplay. They need to match the tyrants, as they added greatly to how good the game was.

        • John Ambitious

          True. So all we can do is try not to get too excited about it.

        • TiMsTeR1033

          just need more animals, traps, better fire, able to put c4 on animals and more moments like in the start of the game. There Farcry 4 ready to go

          • Yolanda Green

            In my opinion they need to work on the protagonist. I know they wanted whatshisface to be “everyman-sam”, but he was a little too cheesy for my liking.

          • Trevor Davies

            I thought he was a nice change from generic ex-military badass with secret past & mommy issues.

          • Yolanda Green

            looks like they’ll have to come up with a better generic guy then :P maybe not a friend-abandoning party man turned killer.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            what if story was elite hunter was on holiday with friends and during a hunt his friends go missing… then he find out the island is full of pirate cannibals. lol

          • Yolanda Green

            Or, or, Hunger Games meets Far Cry. Not original, I know, but could be awesome yes?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            never saw hunger games so cant say lol

          • Trevor Davies

            I vote for this

    • TiMsTeR1033

      They can see my 5 things to add list

  • Matthew Holliday

    each farcry game sofar has been completely different. although atleast farcry 2 and 3 are comparable.

    so who knows, farcry 4 might be on the moon.

    • Ultimo_Cleric N7

      Then the title would actually make sense. Catchphrase for the game:
      “In space, nobody can hear you…CRY”

    • Sageville

      Next one, the hero gets high on some dodge dwellems and the whole of FC 4 is based in prehistoric albania, T-Rexes, velocoraptors, indeed maximum awesomenessity.

  • Mark Treloar

    Or a story that makes sense

  • ElimiNathan

    Always keen for another Far Cry, GTA and Max Payne. My 3 favourite

  • Abyss

    Far Cry 4, the life of Vaas. Tired of being a good guy, want to get evil. Then again, i guess shagging his sister was a bit muwahahahaha

  • Zubayr Bhyat

    I’d love to see it in southern africa, elephants and all.

  • http://xelusprime.wix.com/ettiennev Xelus

    You know, mostly the reason why I open these articles are for them awesome headers and comments lol Kudos to the header. XD

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