Far Cry 2 News

Far Cry: The Wild Expedition is a compilation

UPDATE: Release date updated, Far Cry Classic now available.

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.

The Simpsons Arcade, Far Cry 2 headline PS Plus update

The Simpsons Arcade, Far Cry 2 headline PS Plus update

Plus, free Final Fantasy V, 50% off Rayman Origins.

PlayStation Plus subscribers can pick up the impending re-release of 1991 coin-op classic The Simpsons Arcade free of charge for a limited time this month.

Konami's cartoon tie-in is available at no charge from 1st February to the end of the month.

It's a bumper few weeks for PS Plus members, with Far Cry 2 and Final Fantasy V among the other freebies up for grabs. There's also substantial savings to be had on Rayman Origins, Sonic Adventure and House of the Dead 3.

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Far Cry 2 patch tackles save corruption

Far Cry 2 patch tackles save corruption

Adds ranked matches for user maps.

Ubisoft has released a patch for the Xbox 360 version of Far Cry 2 which hopefully takes care of the corrupted save-game issue that has been hanging over the game since its release last October.

There have been numerous threads about it on the official forum, as it prevented players who encountered it from continuing.

For anyone in that position, the news that the latest patch will "reduce significantly the probability of having a corrupted save-game" is likely to go down well. Developer Ubisoft Montreal expanded on this in the patch notes and said it apologised wholeheartedly:

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Ubi was "desperate" over Creed scores

But sales prove reviews aren't everything.

Ubisoft finance officer Alain Martinez has told a finance conference audience that the publisher hasn't put the same faith in review score averages since the runaway success of Assassin's Creed last year.

New Far Cry 2 DLC coming soon

Fortune's Pack on the way for 360 and PS3.

The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Far Cry 2 are to get new downloadable content in the form of The Fortune's Pack.

Far Cry 2 sales hit 1 million mark

Far Cry 2 sales hit 1 million mark

In less than three weeks since launch.

Ubisoft has announced that a million copies of Far Cry 2 have now been sold.

That's particularly impressive when you consider the game has been on sale for less than three weeks. It launched in Europe for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on 24th October.

"The holiday quarter is off to a solid start with the successful launch of Far Cry 2," said chirpy bossman Yves Guillemot. "The game is well on track to achieve our expectations for the year."

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Far Cry 2 for PC gets first patch

Far Cry 2 for PC gets first patch

See the fun-filled list of changes. Go on.

The PC version of Far Cry 2 has received its first patch, complete with a wealth of fixes that address minor issues in single, multiplayer and the map editor.

As you might expect, it's fun stuff like "the mortar will no longer move the player through a wall" and the game not crashing when you dare to create a LAN game without a network cable plugged in. We love PCs, we really do.

If you haven't played Ubi's latest blockbuster shooter, then check out Christian's review. If you have, head over to Fileshack to grab the patch all 42.3MB of it.

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Far Cry 2 LiveText TODAY!

Put your questions to the producer.

Good news, Far Cry 2 fans! The game's producer, Louis Pierre Pharand, will be answering your questions LIVE on Eurogamer TODAY, Friday 19th September.

Far Cry 2 given solid release date

Far Cry 2 given solid release date

Collector's Edition also announced.

Ubisoft has announced that Far Cry 2 will be released for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on 24th October.

In addition to the usual game-in-a-DVD-case shenanigans, the publisher has also teamed up with GAME to distribute a special Collector's Edition version.

This will include a t-shirt, an art book, a fold-out map (the press release says "Collector 50 square kilometre map", which may not be literal), and a making-of DVD. What's more, it comes in a wooden box. Wood is excellent.

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Island games just "cashing in" on Far Cry

Far Cry 2 dev takes swipe at competition.

Don't let the crystal clear water and golden sands fool you: as far as the developer of Far Cry 2 is concerned, videogame tropical islands have become the imaginative equivalent of two weeks at Butlins.

No Far Cry 2 demo planned

Too complex to "give away".

Far Cry 2 creative director Clint Hocking has confirmed that there will be no pre-release demo of Ubisoft's open-world shooter sequel. Or, "no, no demo" as he put it to us last week at the team's HQ in Montreal.

Ubisoft sides with amBX

BIA and Far Cry 2 coloured in.

Ubisoft is to include Philips' amBX tech in some of its major upcoming titles, confirming today at Las Vegas’ CES that Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway and Far Cry 2 will both feature support for the ambient product.

Far Cry 2 announced

Far Cry 2 announced

Ubisoft goes it alone.

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.

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