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Far Cry 3 Exists, if These Resumes Are to be Believed

It's all LinkedIn's fault.

LinkedIn seems to be the new spoiler for game reveals these days, with resumes popping up all over the place that reveal projects we're not supposed to know about yet. One of the great hunters of LinkedIn's vast employment wasteland is Twitter user superannuation, who has quite the reputation for knowing "things" about "stuff" and for digging up tidbits of info regarding upcoming, unannounced projects.

 Someone made this for the game's Wikipedia page. I thought it was kind of cute.
 Someone made this for the game's Wikipedia page. I thought it was kind of cute.
His/her latest find seems to be evidence regarding Far Cry 3, a still-unannounced new sequel in Ubisoft's best-selling shooter franchise. Though some of the originally-cited resumes have since been scrubbed to axe any mention of the title, multiple Ubisoft programmers and animators were quoted as working on an "undisclosed First Person Shooter" with "exotic gameplay." One still left standing mentions work on an "unannounced Shooter AAA."

More damning would be a pair of resumes from stunt men who claimed to have worked on the title. Both Lee Villeneuve and Stephane Julien straight up list Far Cry 3 as a project they've each worked on.

This isn't the first time a third Far Cry game has flirted with acknowledged existence. All the way back in 2009, an Ubisoft scriptwriter told the UK's Official PlayStation Magazine that the game was in the works and looking "pretty exciting." Retailers have also accidentally listed the title at various points.

Ubisoft had yet to respond to request for comment as of this story's publish. With this fall marking the three year point since the last entry in the series, not to mention the heap of of fringe evidence that seems to keep piling up, it seems safe to assume that Far Cry 3 exists in some fashion. As for when Ubisoft might choose to reveal it? Well, I do seem to recall some manner of gaming convention coming up this June...
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