Far Cry 3 Release Date Pushed Back to December

    June 25, 2012
    Sean Patterson
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Ubisoft announced today that the release of Far Cry 3 will be delayed until December 4 in the U.S. The title will be released in Europe on November 29. These dates are for all versions of the title, including Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

“We’re taking more time to create the best possible gameplay experience,” said Dan Hay, producer at Ubisoft. “Far Cry 3 is a huge offering and we want every element of this insane, action-packed adventure to be of the highest possible quality for the players.”

With this announcement, Ubisoft joins much of the gaming industry in delaying a highly anticipated title. Take-Two Interactive earlier this year kicked off the great delay party of 2012 by announcing BioShock Infinite‘s delay to February 2013. Not wanting to be left out, Square-Enix didn’t wait a week before delaying the reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise to next year. Sega then jumped on the bandwagon, delaying Aliens: Colonial Marines until February 2013. Most recently, THQ cancelled a planned expansion of Saints Row: The Third in order to place the content into a new Saints Row game that is currently scheduled for a 2013 release.

So, things could be worse. December 4 isn’t February 2013, and it isn’t the mystical promise of “sometime” in 2013. The Far Cry 3 footage shown at E3 was impressive and the game should sell well this Holiday season, assuming it isn’t delayed any further, of course.

  • Timothy Arnold

    quite frankly I’m very disappointed I had all my pre-order thinking its not that long of a wait now I have to wait-_-this is bullshit

  • http://uhhh Brad


  • UbisoftEatsShit

    These guys are a bunch of cunts. Make up your fucking mind. The only reason I’m still buying heap of shit is because I already preordered it.

  • Charyan

    Stop being pus**ys and wait

  • nooooooooooooooo

    I have a feeling they are pushing the game back to work on the multiplayer. since it got negative reviews durring E3. Sucks because i dont give a rats ass about the multiplayer. but since alot of people only buy fps’s for the multiplayer its a smart move by Ubi. Least i have been saving up my cash since this year has more or less sucked game release whise.

  • nooooooooooooooo

    also makes me glad that i never pre order games anymore. So i dont hafta deal with this crap

  • DJ

    I think it’ll be worth the wait, december 4th isnt as bad as waiting till sometime in 2013, I dont see a point of complaing, there delaying it so they have more time to make the game even better than you think it is so ill give them props for their hard work and actually taking into concideration of making this game even more extremely enjoyable.

  • Lee

    It’s just not good enough, these companies make millions, a lot more than the movies, it should not be taking this long to make it, there are thousands of out of work game artist, programmers etc. who could be working on titles such as this, and at low rates of pay, happy to have a job.
    They never have enough people working on these types of games to give the customer what they really want, no delays! It better not disappoint when it comes out, the map community is what really matters it’s what made Farcry2 shine, who cares about a silly story and single player mode, skip the cut scenes, blah blah blah! play once and move on to multiplayer

    • David

      Sorry to burst your bubble, but the bottom line your talking about is money! These companies dont built these games for free.
      Here the catch,the better they build them, the more money they will make.The “silly story line’ you talk about, IS part of the game. A bad story line can make or break a game. Oh, and BTW, not ALL gamers like multiplayer.

  • Jonny

    I’d rather have a good game later than a rushed piece of crap.

  • David Zielke

    *&#damnit! Not again! I preordered Far Cry 3,which they’ve kept on and kept on pushing back the release date for,and was told that finally it was coming out September 4,and here’s another 3 month wait! And if it’s because of multiplayer,I too don’t give a rat’s ass about multiplayer. People on multiplayer take that shit way too seriously,and that,for me,takes away from what the game is for…to have FUN,not badmouth each other over the microphones and websites.

  • Billy Bob

    U know that dinosores is a hokes?

    • damo

      l hope the single player isnt shortend like most part 2,part3 games are.fingers crossed if
      it is as big as FC2 no worries.

    • Cris

      You really Are fucking retarded arent you? its hoax, not fucking hokes moron.

  • derek

    this is stupid…. come on this was the last game i was going to be able to get because i am only 15 and i might be getting a job soon, and that last game i wanted to buy was this. them at the last minute they changed it! come on! now i might have to get that stupid borderlands game so i have something to do till october.

  • http://fuck bullshit

    This is bullshit why they moved date, you know what fuck farcry 3 fuck everthing

  • http://fuck bullshit

    Why why why,fuck now I have to wait great

  • http://fuck bullshit

    They should make the game out in stember,if its about mlutipleary its just the samething the only reason I want this game is about the story

  • http://fuck bullshit

    So very disappointed

  • johnny

    holIDAY SEASON of course…. dnt even care for the multi. player jus wunna trip on shrooms and play the hard difficulty too truly knw the definition for Madness

  • jahalama jahaba

    THIS BETTER BE THE BEST FUCKING GAME I EVER PLAY OR IM GONNA BE PISSED! i effing pre ordered before summer break even started!!!

  • matt

    they probably used the money from the preorder to finish the game. I’m so disappointed. btw this game will be the greatest story/multiplayer game ever.

  • aaron holt

    December 4th\^_^/ all ready per ordered cant wait

  • Chris

    Kinda stinks that Europe gets it before the us dose :/

  • Joshua Harper

    This is going to be the best game ever! Far cry has always been my favorite series! Tropical islands, First person shooter, vehicles, the works. Thank you Ubisoft!! 😀

  • Horn

    I just fingered my asshole.