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Far Cry 3 reconfirmed by stuntmen via resume updates, big E3 reveal expected

In today's gaming climate, building a solid brand for your game is hard work. So with a property as hyped as Far Cry, a big, official unveiling for Far Cry 3 seems to be in order – particularly after Far Cry 2 made good on the original's hype. But two stuntmen have taken it upon themselves to tell the world about Far Cry 3 via resume updates, reconfirming that the third game is still very much a reality.



Not that we're complaining, of course: it's how we got Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and (arguably) Red Dead Redemption. But it does mean that when someone like Lee Villeneuve or Stephane Julien wants to let people know what they're up to, they face a choice between mentioning a vague “unannounced shooter sequel with exotic gameplay,” such as their programmer cohorts have been touting, or just saying what everyone's thinking. Let's remember we're talking about men whose day job involves jumping off buildings: directness, it follows, is something of a virtue.

So while Ubisoft is expected to wait for E3 before officially dropping some FC3 rumor control, the world knows the game's at a pretty advanced stage of development. What are you hoping to see in the title?

May 5, 2011

23 comments

  • blocpartier - May 7, 2011 10:22 p.m.

    I would like a more realistic world in this one, with wildlife and the like. And it shouldn't be too much to ask for the enemies to not take an entire ammo clip to kill.
  • aFATALmiracle - May 7, 2011 3:57 p.m.

    Oh yesss... I hope they make FC3 much better than FC2. I mean, i loved FC2 but like Kingsmikefan said, this game needs more variety in missions and enemies. Also, could the voice acting be better please? Everyone seemed to mutter under their breath and it just took me out of immersion for a while. Maybe we can see some weapon attachments too.
  • BadLadJon - May 6, 2011 7:42 p.m.

    Far Cry 2 wouldve been so much better if 1. headshots killed and 2. it had co-op cause we all gotta admit, it sucked having to switch to the gunner seat of the car every time
  • BadLadJon - May 6, 2011 7:39 p.m.

    Far Cry 2 wouldve been so much better if 1. headshots killed and 2. it had co-op cause we all gotta admit, it sucked having to switch to the gunner seat of the car every time
  • CitizenWolfie - May 6, 2011 2:07 p.m.

    I really enjoyed Far Cry 2. The setting worked well and I enjoyed the variety of terrain you could traverse (lakes, desert, forest, savannah, rivers, heart of darkness). Didn't even mind the respawning baddies - sort of felt like the whole world was against you. And as for the long-ass journeys between missions there was always the bus. But I liked the fact you not only had to worry about the mission, but also the best way to get there. Do you take a quicker route passing through hostile villages or go by river which takes longer but less resistance? Let's hope the next one will deliver. I'm looking forward to see what new setting they will announce. Unless Ubisoft follow their own AC route and rehash the shit out of older games.
  • Jbo87 - May 6, 2011 11:44 a.m.

    I loved Far Cry 2 one of my favourite games ever. As said though tweaks are needed. The enemy checkpoints and damage were irritating but not game breaking and there should have been more stuff to do in the ridiculously big game world.Mission variety needs expanding on and weapon customization is a must I think. The factions could do with some work as well, as siding with one or the other had no real significance as everyone was always out to kill you. Everything else was awesome though, easily one of the most immersive games ever.
  • ZigzMagoo - May 6, 2011 12:25 a.m.

    Far Cry 2 was an amazing game. Yes it was bugged at times, and the save system was unforgiving, but the combat was amazing, the level editor was awesome, and multiplayer was everlasting cus of the huge amount of maps. I thought the story was actually great, and it was one of the few games that actually surprised me with the plot. I cant wait for Far Cry 3.
  • KolbitosFruitJuice - May 6, 2011 12:11 a.m.

    Yes! Far cry 2 had so much unrealized potential with a few things (namely gamer's attachment to the story, awful save system, and repetitive gameplay) holding it back from perfection. If they can make a game that corrects those flaws but retains the essence and freedom found in Far Cry 2 it will be AMAZING.
  • MercurialForce - May 6, 2011 12:06 a.m.

    I either want helicopters or a game that doesn't make me commute to my next objective.
  • Genericpenisjoketista - May 5, 2011 11:39 p.m.

    Far Cry 2 caught me completely by surprise. It went from, "Well, I might as well just get rid of the gift card and try out this game," to "this is one of the best games I've ever played in my life." Yes, it had its flaws (annoying, redundant, respawning patrols that soaked up tons of ammunition), but its firefights had an atmosphere rivaled only by cinema. To be completely honest, I hope that they don't change the save system. Autosaving after missions would be nice, but because saves were so far between, it genuinely felt like you had something to lose during missions. It gave the game a sense of urgency that so many other games lack. If I could ask anything of Far Cry 3, I would ask for a more engaging main character (perhaps even some, even minimalistic, role-playing elements regarding conversation). I'm really, really tired of silent protagonists in games (it bothered the Hell out of me during the Fable games and Half-Life 2). Also: better multiplayer with more realistic damage and a more console-friendly map editor. It was fine for the PC but controlling the editor with a controller sucked.
  • fetalspray - May 5, 2011 11:05 p.m.

    2 was good I like the way it realistically depicted civil war in africa and being a soldier of fortune in a war built on deception, betrayal and greed where civilians are just collateral. Also the effects of arms dealing. However the save system was fucked there werent emough fast travel points so it took you fucking ages to get everywhere whilst being attacked by guys in jeeps every 10 meters with repetative gameplay. The amount of times id be sneaking through the grass and then hear that "VROOOOOOOOOOOMMMM" and get mown down by a car only to get transported back 30 mins of gameplay and have to go through the whole ordeal again, fucks sake. The guerrilla warfare and environmentss were beautiful though.
  • terdferguson - May 5, 2011 9:58 p.m.

    I hope that you don't get attacked by everyone in oddly similar jeeps.
  • Gameguy94 - May 5, 2011 9:32 p.m.

    YAY!!! Far Cry 2 was awesome! I still play it even today. I really hope they don't add regenerating health. And make the guns a bit more powerful too. Pretty ridiculous I have to pump 10 7.62*54 bullets to drop someone.
  • RicePuddingUK - May 5, 2011 9:16 p.m.

    Bring back mutants, less stiff gameplay, stronger narrative and for god sake make damage realistic, I don't recall anyone being able to eat a whole clip of ammo and STILL be alive.
  • BONERAWRISREADY - May 5, 2011 9:07 p.m.

    i hope they have the level editor for multiplayer maps again. there were some amazing maps made by the community
  • Helios - May 5, 2011 8:35 p.m.

    I thought the Far Cry 2 was really good. I'll most definitely get Far Cry 3 if/when it comes out.
  • Daruniah - May 5, 2011 8:35 p.m.

    I really enjoyed Far Cry 2 so this is exciting news.
  • HitmanSB07 - May 5, 2011 8:30 p.m.

    Please get rid of the health bar and excessive enemies!!! That's what made the 2nd one my most hated game this gen (guys in jeeps every minute...assholes)
  • AlpineGuy - May 5, 2011 8:27 p.m.

    I personally was bored to tears by Far Cry 2. Let's hope they bring back the tropical locale. Also, wouldn't this get these guys in trouble? Doesn't it break embargo or whatever?
  • Yaro - May 5, 2011 8:24 p.m.

    I really love Far Cry 2, the only real flaw being the stupid ass respawns...This year will be fucking expensive...

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