Far Cry 3 Sees Three-Month Delay, Now Slated for Dec. 4

Far Cry 3‘s North American launch date has been pushed back by about two months, with the new date of Dec. 4 in the U.S.

We were previously expecting a release of Sept. 4 in North America for the game, with Europe getting their hunting-people-in-the-jungle fix on Nov. 30.

According to Ubisoft’s press release, the time is being used by the developers to further tweak the gameplay experience. What exactly that means isn’t really explained. Here’s a quote from the release:

“‘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.’”

We’re wondering if the delay might be related to Far Cry 3′s cooperative mode, which our Mark Burnham demo’d at E3 2012 and found lackluster. We’ll bring you any more details we discover.

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1 Comment on Far Cry 3 Sees Three-Month Delay, Now Slated for Dec. 4

R.J.

On June 25, 2012 at 3:27 pm

It’s been a while since I saw game get delayed into the holiday season. Anymore, it seems that games get delayed into the following year since publishers are afraid of COD. I don’t think that COD would hurt other games nearly as much as the publishers think. Despite what so many of them seem to think, plenty of people don’t play COD. It’s good to see another FPS release for the holidays.