Wed, Aug 27, 2008 | 09:37 BST
Third Far Cry game confirmed, dev team has “commitment to the African setting”
Speaking at Games Convention last week, Far Cry 2 narrative chap Patrick Redding confirmed Ubi Montreal is at the “preliminary stages” with the “next game” in the Far Cry series, and that the team now has a “commitment to the African setting.”
“For us Africa still has a huge amount of promise,” Redding told VG247 at the German event when asked specifically if further Far Cry products will be set in Africa.
“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.”
Redding said that the team has “made a commitment to the African setting” earlier on in a demo of Far Cry 2.
He added that the FC2 engine is flexible enough to allow them to makes games in any locale, but that an extension of the African setting in further games is likely to “save time.”
“If we wanted to make the next game set in the… forest of South America, we could do it,” he said.
“But I think to save time, for us, one of the reasons we chose to use the African setting is because we felt that in order to retain the Far Cry brand value, of an exotic, dangerous environment, a place that maybe people haven’t had a chance to see themselves, or have seen extensively in film, television and other games, we wanted to choose Africa.
“Let’s face it, jungle islands are probably less exciting as they were four years ago.”
Far Cry 2′s out on PC, PS3 and 360 before the end of the year.