Just over a year ago, I published a video presenting my theory on how all the Far Cry games might be connected.
Film director Uwe Boll has announced his decision to quit crowdfunding movies in an expletive-filled most definitely NSFW YouTube tirade.
With the exception of a few characters from Far Cry 3 popping up in Far Cry 4's Kyrat, the general assumption is that each Far Cry game stands alone, lacking any significant narrative links. The thing is, I'm a massive Far Cry nerd and, after noticing numerous subtle details in Far Cry 4 that seemed to reference past games and characters, I decided to dig a bit deeper. After wading through the endless swamp of online speculation, I've got a pretty solid theory (I think) that not only ties the whole series together, but also points us toward a possible setting for Far Cry 5.
UPDATE #2 11/02/14: Ubisoft has updated its release schedule for the upcoming Far Cry compilation, The Wild Expedition. The bundle will now launch a week later - on 21st February rather than the 14th.
With the success of Far Cry 3 and its even more amazing 80's themed DLC, Blood Dragon, it looks like Ubisoft may be restoring its original 2004 PC-exclusive Far Cry as an XBLA and PSN game.
Ultimate compilations for the Far Cry and Splinter Cell series have been listed on GAME's online shop. The former appears on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, while the latter appears to be a PC exclusive.
UPDATE: GameStop has pulled its incredible Far Cry offer.
It always pans out the same way. You turn up a bit late and slightly sweaty, because in East London every street looks the bloody same. You then get shown a Powerpoint presentation extolling the virtues of 'Big Shooter Next' multiplayer, and soon after you and your fellow journalists are herded next door where sixteen glowing screens are humming in darkness waiting for you.
It's great, not least because you often get free posh sandwiches, but because it's a perfect way to judge a multiplayer game's potential. Online gaming is about shared enjoyment - so when you hear the gasps, the shouts, the swearing and have someone level an accusatory finger at you then call you an arsehole, you know a game has potential.
Far Cry 3 is going all out to encourage those yelps. Everything about it is being built to encourage teamplay - to keep your side fighting the good fight together. For example, myself and my cohorts were at one stage approaching a Domination point - a lonely spot caught halfway between a wrecked submarine that sits in a murky green dock and the dark interior of a network of jungle caves.
Microsoft and Crytek discussed the possibility of the Crysis 2 developer going first-party just after the launch of Far Cry.
Evidence of Far Cry 3 mounts, and rumour suggests Ubisoft may reveal the new game at E3 next month.
Ubisoft has made three of its classic titles downloadable for free, by using an ad-supported format, GamesIndustry.biz reports.
Ubisoft has announced that Far Cry 2 is in development for PC and due for release in spring 2008.
It's the sequel to the 2004 original developed by Crytek, which won wide critical acclaim. Since then Ubisoft has released internally developed console spin-offs, and finally acquired the full rights to the series in March 2006.
The publisher's Montreal studio will be handling creation this time around, and is confident it can recreate the impact of the first.
Crytek lead artist, Michael Khaimzon, speaking at the London Game Career Fair today, has described PC shooter favourite FarCry as "too stylized" compared to current FPS project Crysis.
Far Cry developer CryTek has cautioned fans who may have gotten their hands on a pre-release 1.4 patch not to apply it lest bad things happen.
The patch, which has been circulating forums and such, allegedly enables newer Radeon graphics cards to play the already-very-pretty tropical first-person shooter using HDR (the shiny stuff Valve whacked in Half-Life 2: Lost Coast) and anti-aliasing, and potentially has some other features. Like a different number.
But CryTek's keen to point out that it's a bit naughty and could be hazardous. Speaking to the Crymod forum, community manager Alexander Marschal said "[t]he pre-release of patch 1.4 is not supported by either CryTek and/or Ubisoft. So it is not recommended to install it since it may damage your Far Cry installation in an unknown way."