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Far Cry 3 Goes From September to December

The constantly shifting schedule of the fall and beyond continues.

It’s getting harder and harder to keep track of what games are actually coming out this holiday, and while Far Cry 3 isn’t leaving 2012, Ubisoft is giving the developer a few more months to polish up.

The game’s official Twitter account announced Far Cry 3 would move from its September 4 release date all the way to December 4, a whole three months of additional time.

“A rushed game remains bad forever,” said the company. "Thank you for understanding.”

“To make sure we deliver the best experience possible, the development team has been given more time,” it said in reply to another user.

Can't really argue with that.

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Posted by patrickklepek

It’s getting harder and harder to keep track of what games are actually coming out this holiday, and while Far Cry 3 isn’t leaving 2012, Ubisoft is giving the developer a few more months to polish up.

The game’s official Twitter account announced Far Cry 3 would move from its September 4 release date all the way to December 4, a whole three months of additional time.

“A rushed game remains bad forever,” said the company. "Thank you for understanding.”

“To make sure we deliver the best experience possible, the development team has been given more time,” it said in reply to another user.

Can't really argue with that.

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Posted by Imsorrymsjackson

Oh dear

Posted by Sackmanjones

This is a bummer, was really looking forward to that game. Oh well guess I can wait till Dishonored.

Posted by BigChickenDinner

I might be the only one to say this but, I like it when they push back a game to make sure it's not broken or unfinished.

Posted by Oni

Was it Miyamoto who said that? "A delayed game may be good eventually, but a bad/rushed game is bad forever", paraphrased.

Posted by patrickklepek

@Oni said:

Was it Miyamoto who said that? "A delayed game may be good eventually, but a bad/rushed game is bad forever", paraphrased.

Yup.

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Edited by therealminime

If it is to improve the quality of the game, I'm all for it. And we still have plenty to play from late September to December. Borderlands 2, XCOM, Dishonoured, Assassin's Creed 3, Halo 4. That is plenty for a two month period if you ask me.

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Posted by Bartz

Another Summer game pushed back.

Posted by NekuCTR

Guys, I don't think any games are coming out this year.

Posted by L44

3 months still isn't that much in the grand scheme of things.

Edited by MildMolasses

In all fairness, Ubisoft does always release a game in the first week of December. Although this is the first time I can think of them releasing one of their big titles in that month. Other than PoP 08, I can't think of any that weren't a tie-in to something else
 
EDIT: My bad. The game I thought they published in December 2010 was Tron:Evolution, but that was actually Disney Interactive

Edited by iAmJohn

I hope they know what they're doing. This really didn't pay off for Prince of Persia, which deserved better. :\

Edited by HydraHam

@therealminime said:

If it is to improve the quality of the game, I'm all for it. And we still have plenty to play from late September to December. Borderlands 2, XCOM, Dishonoured, Assassin's Creed 3, Halo 4. That is plenty for a two month period if you ask me.

But for people who don't care about games like Halo, COD, Borderlands etc. this is a huge blow :( As for quality it's not even 3 months, it comes out in EU in november and i HIGHLY doubt a 2 month push will improve anything, whatever it is, it would be so small it could be patched day 1 like every other game.

Posted by Commisar123

DAMMMIT

Posted by Jimbo

A watched game never boils.

Posted by MjHealy

I suppose it will get more time for itself in December considering all the other games will be out by then. Q4 is fast approaching, I am afraid.

Posted by ImmortalSaiyan

I suppose September belongs to Dead or Alive 5 now. That is near the end of the month, is anything actually coming out before that?

Posted by Ravenlight

Who's surprised? That's right, nobody.

Stop setting shitty faux-release dates, publishers.

Posted by Scratch

Oh my, a December release? How often are big games like this released that late in the year? Usually games avoid coming out that late so they can be considered for GOTY right?

Edited by Yummylee

Oh, well. I'm looking forward to it, but unlike everyone else here apparently, my shopping list is still packed! Sleeping Dogs, Darksiders II, Tales of Grace f, Borderlands 2 just from August and September. Then there's RE6, AC3 and Hitman Absolution to follow during Autumn.

Posted by Bane122

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

I suppose September belongs to Dead or Alive 5 now. That is near the end of the month, is anything actually coming out before that?

Borderlands 2.

Posted by MildMolasses
@ImmortalSaiyan: There's still Borderlands 2 that month.
Posted by Demoskinos

I can't help but not care.

Posted by AlwaysBeClothing

"A rushed game remains bad forever."

My devil's advocate argument the other way is that I don't know if infinite time helps a game either. See DNF.

Posted by ProfessorEss

As much as I'm looking forward to this game, I just finally started playing Castlevania: LoS and Rage so I think it's safe to say "I can wait".

Posted by Rolyatkcinmai

@Bane122 said:

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

I suppose September belongs to Dead or Alive 5 now. That is near the end of the month, is anything actually coming out before that?

Borderlands 2.

This. Dead or Alive what? Borderlands 2, motherfucker.

Posted by billyhoush

I hope they are adding more TITTAYZZZ

Posted by Yorkin

The schedule continues...

Posted by Godlyawesomeguy

December? That's an unusual release date. Furthermore, is three months really going to make that big of a difference? It seems as if developers are catching on to the whole "More development time=better game" excuse and using it every time a game is pushed back nowadays.

Posted by Colt45

So what IS coming out this holiday?

Posted by buzz_clik

Cool, just in time for Summer... here in Australia.

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Posted by DrDarkStryfe

I am happy with this. It gives me more time to devote to Borderlands 2.

Posted by mrfluke

nice, far cry 3 could be something pretty special with their whole insane plot and charcters, so let them take their timee

Edited by Roger778

I did not know that games that might be highly anticipated, such as Far Cry 3 get released in December. It just seems like a weird release date, because I was always under the opinion that October or November were the best months during the last few months of the year.

Oh well, the extra development time should help us get a polished gem of a game.

Posted by Groundings

Hope this won't get overshadowed by Black Ops 2

Posted by Solh0und

To be honest, I'm glad this got delayed. Now I can focus on Borderlands 2 all month.

Posted by nick_verissimo

As long as borderlands 2 doesn't get moved, every other game can get pushed to 2013.

Posted by MisterZ

More time for the back log

Posted by MeatSim

Gives me more time for other games then.

Posted by mars188

Dont care at this point most games are a rent for me. So whatever Dec july 2014 fine with me!!

Posted by JDW519

It definitely sucks but if we get an even better game than that's fine by me.

Posted by AngelN7

Well better that way I still don't know what to choose between XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Dishonored.

Posted by SAC

damn, i was looking forward to that early september release because it seems like before then, NOTHING is released. oh well, rather have it as polished as possible, i guess.

Posted by Trilogy

At least it's not February-March. That seems to be the new holiday season. "Ok everybody! We're moving our game to 2013 to get out of the way of the other big fall releases! Oh wait..."

Posted by PimblyCharles

@billyhoush said:

I hope they are adding more TITTAYZZZ

Um.... which past Farcry game had TITTAYZZZ? Did I miss something?

Posted by probablytuna

They should just release it in February 2013. Oh wait, that's EA's month.

Posted by Arrested_Developer

Guess I'll have to stick with Quest for Glory 4 for all my pixelated breast groping needs until December.

Posted by Viking_Funeral
@PimblyCharles You apparently missed the E3 trailer.

I'm starting to wonder if this has anything to do with a next gen console possibly being released earlier than expected. In my head it is either that, or people are seeing what rushed cycles did to BioWare/EA.
Posted by frankatank

What downright depressing news to start out the week!

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