Creating a reference FAQ for Far Cry 3, based on confirmed reports and visual clues. Would appreciate any assistance in building/confirming this info. Thanks
Far Cry 3 was officially announced at E3 2011.
Ubisoft Montreal with Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Massive
PC, PS3, Xbox 360
Modern First-Person shooter
Press Release: LOS ANGELES- JUNE 6, 2011 -Today, during a press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft announced the development of Far Cry 3, marking the return of the highly-acclaimed video game franchise. Development on Far Cry 3 is led by Ubisoft Montreal with the support of Ubisoft Shanghai and Massive Entertainment. Far Cry 3 will be available for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Sony PlayStation3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC in 2012.
With Far Cry 3, players step into the shoes of Jason Brody, a man alone at the edge of the world, stranded on a mysterious tropical island. In this savage paradise where lawlessness and violence are the only sure thing, players dictate how the story unfolds, from the battles they choose to fight to the allies or enemies they make along the way. As Jason Brody, players will slash, sneak, detonate and shoot their way across the island in a world that has lost all sense of right and wrong.
"Far Cry 3 brings something new and unexpected, while still building upon the foundations of excellence that are inherent to the Far Cry brand," said Dan Hay, producer at Ubisoft Montreal. "Whether you're already a fan of the Far Cry series or jumping into the franchise for the very first time, you're going to be blown away by the gritty story and epic adventure we're going to deliver."
You'll need more than luck to survive.
No health bar
Damage marker (blood on screen)
Visual impairment (low health)
Kimber Warrior .45
Bolt Action sniper (M40A3?)
Red Dot sight
Active Weapon indicator
Available ammo (primary)
None - Complete stealth
White - AI alerted, not engaged
Red - AI alerted, engaged
One primary weapon
One secondary weapon
Stealth melee (behind,above)
Fire from zipline
Fire from cover
XP for kills (earn skill points)
Loot items (cash, ivory, repair tool)
Will Far Cry 3 be in Africa again?
No. FC3 is located on a remote island(s), located approximately where the Indian and Pacific oceans meet.
What about traveling? Will we have to drive extensively like Far Cry 2?
You can walk, drive, fly, and fast travel, so accessing different areas should be easier than Far Cry 2.
Will there be a map editor?
There is no official confirmation yet. However, previous versions of Far Cry have included map editors on all platforms. As this is the same game engine(Dunia) as Far Cry 2, no additional development time would be required to include the map editor in Far Cry 3.
What about about animals, monsters, or aliens?
Animals have been confirmed, although no specifics yet. No monsters or aliens.
Will weapons degrade like Far Cry 2?
No, it's being reported that weapon degradation is gone.
Will the PC version support DX11?