~Merrick;3819564You can't compare games from consoles to pc games. it is like comparing coconuts to kiwi fruit.
I do not think I am. I am saying that Crytek (which did a great job on Instincts, Far Cry, and of course, Crysis) will not be developing Far Cry 2. After Crytek left Ubisoft, Ubisoft carried on with a few other Far Cry titles that were not as good compared to what Crytek did with the series. Mainly, they focused on multiplayer. The games got good ratings, but the single-player portion (that was really good in Far Cry and Instincts) was more of a letdown. My concern is not what console the game is coming out on, it is the developer. Ubisoft is good every few years, they just suddenly strike gold on their development. And then they have quite a few years of bad luck. Rainbow Six looked like it was going down the drain with Lockdown and Critical Hour, Ghost Recon was still being developed very well. But they may not strike the gold they sometimes do with Far Cry 2. Evolution and Predator got good ratings (but not for a Far Cry game), but Vengeance was terrible. I guess we can just hope Ubisoft is not too busy working on Assassin's Creed.
And by the way, you can compare Xbox games to PC games, only slightly though. In terms of graphics, no, you have to judge the game based on whatever it is being used on. In terms of content, and sometimes even gameplay. Although GRAW and GRAW 2 were both released at different times for the different consoles (if GRAW 2 is out for PC yet), you can look at the two games in terms of what you get out of the package. For GRAW 2 you can look at gameplay, the PC has a first person perspective with I think more weapons and weapon add-ons, and heavier tactics if you choose so. GRAW 2 on the 360 takes a third person perspective, and although you can use your squad to great lengths, I think you can be a bit more specific on PC.
In terms of content you can look at Far Cry Instincts Evolution on the Xbox, and Far Cry Instincts Predator on the Xbox 360. If you have not played Instincts on the Xbox, and have an Xbox 360, you can just buy Predator, which contains Instincts, and the new stuff in Evolution.
I didn't make it!
If it's released in '08, that means it would be for Vista, right?
I hope they have Jack Carver in this one!
For those of you whom haven't seen it, here's the Ubi Far Cry 2 forum. http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/frm/f/1521068375 You will find the answers to the above questions and much more.
DarthJebus05;3820538If it's released in '08, that means it would be for Vista, right?
Maybe...maybe not. Vista is buggy and can mess games up a lot. Until it has all the patches out that will stabilize it, just like XP has now, games will probably be that buggy on Vista. I think it may be optional to use Vista in that game, so you can play it with DX 10 and Vista or DX 9 and XP. None of Ubisofts games have made the big jump to DX 10 yet.
justincase3;3821085...None of Ubisofts games have made the big jump to DX 10 yet.
The only Ubisoft game I know of that is using DXT10 is Crysis. In fact, that's the only game from Ubisoft I'm paying attention to, ;)
I find it unlikely devs will start to use Vista as an exclusive OS platform for PC games for the simple and widely-agreed on fact that Vista is a very unstable gaming platform. I think we'll be seeing dual-platform releases [XP and Vista] still for quite a while yet.
Shadowrun was made Exclusively for vista platform i believe.
Halo3 will be exclusively for Vista as well, however both Halo3 and Shadowrun are Microsoft games. It is very unlikely that games other than those made by Microsoft and/or MS owned studios will have such narrow minded architechture. This kind of control is a big part of the reason Microsoft bought Bungie, the studio that makes Halo. Personally I find it sickening and it makes me a bit ashamed to have a PC running Windows, even if it isn't Vista.
>Omen< you remind me a lot like fragger maniac on another network, you have the same shot of the same merc from the same mod, and haven't seen it much elsewhere. if there is another far cry, they are feeding you crap that there is no jack, unless it's his kid or he was now possessed by the work that he was working on. there will be a jack, and there will be a val, and there will be a bunch of morons who get in the way of my machete.
Are you talking about FarCry 2?
As stated in literally every press release about FarCry 2, the devs state there is no connection between FarCry and FarCry 2 besides the fact it's being made by the same devs and pub [Crytek and Ubisoft]. Jack, Doyle, Krieger, Valerie and the trigen aren't in FarCry 2. FarCry 2 is about illegal arm shipments in africa and you play the role of a merc for hire: either trying to take down the organization, play the sides off each other, or be bad and do it for the money. I am thankful they retired Jack and the silly trigens, and FarCry 2 looks to be much better. I am actually more excited about FarCry 2 than I am about Crysis.
And I wish to state that my previous statement about how I thought it would highly unlikely that FarCry 2 would use CryEngine 1 to power it is false. From the article I scanned and submitted to FarCry.Filefront [thanks to HFX_Rebel for posting it], FarCry 2 is still running on CryEngine 1, but they said its "90% new code." I wonder why they didn't just use CryEngine 2, that they developed for Crysis?