The Far Cry 2 Website
officially heralding development of a sequel to Crytek's first-person shooter.
The noisy Flash
site offers links to the official
Far Cry 2
and links to a contest, but no other information. This gap is filled
by the official announcement which names the developer as Ubisoft Montreal and
Spring 2008 as a release date:
SAN FRANCISCO – July 19, 2007 – Today
Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced that it
will launch Far Cry® 2 in Spring 2008 for PC. Far Cry 2 is being developed in
Ubisoft's Montreal studio.
The original Far Cry® won PC Gamer's Action Game of the Year Award in 2004.
Since then the combined installments of the Far Cry® brand has gathered critical
acclaim and numerous awards, and sold over 3 million units.
"Far Cry marked the beginning of a new era for shooters. An era of gorgeous
graphics and of advanced artificial intelligence,” declared Tony Key, vice
president of marketing at Ubisoft. "We are confident that Far Cry 2 will have
the same impact again on the FPS genre landscape.”
Far Cry 2 is featured in an exclusive first look in the October issue of PC
Gamer, available on newsstands in North America on August 21, 2007.
Check www.farcrygame.com regularly for