Far Cry 3 Goes From September to December

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Posted by patrickklepek (3470 posts) -

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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#1 Posted by patrickklepek (3470 posts) -

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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#2 Posted by Imsorrymsjackson (855 posts) -

Oh dear

#3 Posted by Sackmanjones (4652 posts) -

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

#4 Posted by BigChickenDinner (766 posts) -

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.

#5 Posted by Oni (2094 posts) -

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

#6 Posted by patrickklepek (3470 posts) -

@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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#7 Edited by therealminime (233 posts) -

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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#8 Posted by Bartz (87 posts) -

Another Summer game pushed back.

#9 Posted by NekuCTR (1663 posts) -

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

#10 Posted by L44 (551 posts) -

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

#11 Edited by MildMolasses (3213 posts) -

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

#12 Edited by iAmJohn (6108 posts) -

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

#13 Edited by HydraHam (1338 posts) -

@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.

#14 Posted by Commisar123 (1790 posts) -

DAMMMIT

#15 Posted by Jimbo (9772 posts) -

A watched game never boils.

#16 Posted by MjHealy (1822 posts) -

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.

#17 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

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?

#18 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

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

Stop setting shitty faux-release dates, publishers.

#19 Posted by Scratch (628 posts) -

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?

#20 Edited by Yummylee (21250 posts) -

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.

#21 Posted by Bane122 (783 posts) -

@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.

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#22 Posted by MildMolasses (3213 posts) -
@ImmortalSaiyan: There's still Borderlands 2 that month.
#23 Posted by Demoskinos (14562 posts) -

I can't help but not care.

#24 Posted by AlwaysBeClothing (1446 posts) -

"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.

#25 Posted by ProfessorEss (7280 posts) -

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".

#26 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2682 posts) -

@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.

#27 Posted by billyhoush (1192 posts) -

I hope they are adding more TITTAYZZZ

#28 Posted by Yorkin (139 posts) -

The schedule continues...

#29 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6386 posts) -

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.

#30 Posted by Colt45 (54 posts) -

So what IS coming out this holiday?

#31 Posted by buzz_clik (6914 posts) -

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

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#32 Posted by DrDarkStryfe (1086 posts) -

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

#33 Posted by mrfluke (5090 posts) -

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

#34 Edited by Roger778 (953 posts) -

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.

#35 Posted by Groundings (77 posts) -

Hope this won't get overshadowed by Black Ops 2

#36 Posted by Solh0und (1756 posts) -

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

#37 Posted by nick_verissimo (1380 posts) -

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

#38 Posted by MisterZ (20 posts) -

More time for the back log

#39 Posted by MeatSim (10765 posts) -

Gives me more time for other games then.

#40 Posted by mars188 (150 posts) -

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

#41 Posted by JDW519 (148 posts) -

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

#42 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

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

#43 Posted by SAC (105 posts) -

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.

#44 Posted by Trilogy (2645 posts) -

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..."

#45 Posted by PimblyCharles (1315 posts) -

@billyhoush said:

I hope they are adding more TITTAYZZZ

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

#46 Posted by probablytuna (3535 posts) -

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

#47 Posted by Arrested_Developer (708 posts) -

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

#48 Posted by Viking_Funeral (1733 posts) -
@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.
#49 Posted by frankatank (12 posts) -

What downright depressing news to start out the week!

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