Ubisoft is quite confident in Far Cry 3, as it believes it can compete with other shooters, like Call of Duty, and that its recent delay will ensure it delivers a great experience once it comes out in December.
Far Cry 3
is one of Ubisoft’s many upcoming games, promising to combine first-person shooter mechanics with stunning graphics and a story that touches on different philosophical aspects.
According to Ubisoft’s Brand Manager, Henri Guay, the franchise has always tried to deliver interesting shooter titles and the new one can certainly give players tired of other games, like Call of Duty ones, a novel experience.
“Far Cry has always been a little bit off the map in terms of the offer that it gives,” Guay told MCV
. “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.”
In order to make sure that the game offers a great and different shooter experience, Ubisoft didn’t think twice about delaying
the game until December, from its initial September launch period.
“Far Cry 3 is a big game and there’s an expectation. We wanted to make it as great as it absolutely can be,” said Far Cry 3 Product Manager, Dan Hay. “There were a couple of things we were talking about cutting from the game that I just couldn’t bear to take away from the consumer. So the reality is that we have made a very strategic choice.”
“I think we’re in a lucky situation where Ubisoft, through all levels of the organization, was ready to make a commitment to the brand. To have the support at an organization level to say we’re committed was great,” Guay added.
Far Cry 3 is now set to appear on November 29, in Europe, and December 4, in North America, for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.