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Far Cry 3 development still going, CVs are loud amid silence
Posted: 04.05.2011 13:36 by Simon Priest Comments: 22
Ubisoft has been super quiet when it comes to Far Cry 3, with news that it was put on the back burner in August 2008, but August 2010 brought it back?

Online CVs for devs at Ubisoft in Quebec make reference to an "unannounced shooter sequel" and a "first person shooter” with "exotic gameplay".

The ever watchful superannuation compiled a list of CVs that in anyway linked to Far Cry 3. A senior software developer at Ubi Montreal mentioned his work on an "unannounced shooter sequel” for Xbox 360 and PS3.

While a technical director of scripted events spoke of an “undisclosed first person shooter” featuring “exotic gameplay" on theirs, again for console. Another three developers didn't bother being coy and called out Far Cry 3 by name.

Perhaps Ubisoft will grace E3 2011 with some Far Cry 3 goodness? Rumour says it'll be sticking with its African setting. The first Far Cry was made by Crysis' Crytek.
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By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on May 04, 2011
FoolWolf
Africa as setting is OK, how they went about it in the FC2 however wasn't nice. They wanted GTA and made it well, not so. The game IMO had many flaws, not only the problem of getting DX10 to run properly, activation of DRM crap - but also the really boring part with respawning enemies. I mean sure, I get it, a land in conflict - of course there will be warlords putting new people into the crossroads etc - but the same layout, the same peole replenished just after you so happen to have finished a short quests and are driving in the poorly driven car of yours just have to endure yet another pointless fire fight? I'm sorry but then it has to have more action to it.
Also, the idea of being sick along the loose story is fine, but the mechanic around it wasn't that fun. The companions in these games are usually worthless - even dangerous one might add. I tried one mission and try as I may with reloading - the quest triggered somewhere when I got near - but the guy managed to get shot down and dying before I could save him. After three trials, I skipped it all together.

Needless to say, I tired of this game pretty quickly, but I gave it some 20 hours or so.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on May 04, 2011
herodotus
I hope it's better than "FC2", that after several hours of gameplay became repetitive, boring and ultimately a play-and-forget title.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on May 05, 2011
Eversor
I played it once through, then I download the Predecessor tape whatever want to call em's and played it again. Which was a disapointment as when you finnally meet your predecessor you find that he has shot hisself.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on May 05, 2011
FoolWolf
@ Evesor LOL! Yeah, not to mention the frustrating looking for diamonds and weapons that jammed after a few shots...
By Eversor (SI Elite) on May 05, 2011
Eversor
The solution to jamming weapons is to find the gold AK-47. It only will jam after several thousand rounds.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on May 06, 2011
FoolWolf
Yeah, well I never actually bothered to get the Golden AK - I tired before that. I saw a few youtube clips that helped a bit too find things and how to get to difficult places, but they didn't help to make the game any more fun... IMO
By Eversor (SI Elite) on May 06, 2011
Eversor
It ain't too hard to find maps with the locations to all of the items of interest on the internet if your interested.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on May 06, 2011
FoolWolf
Most likely true Eversor - but that would require me to play the game again - and I don't want that ;)
By Eversor (SI Elite) on May 07, 2011
Eversor
I know, I mean who wants to play a totally boring game. The only reason that I have it is because it came in the Graphics card box free.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on May 07, 2011
FoolWolf
Lol, same as me. Came with my 260 r2 gfx card, and the game couldnt get the dx 10 mode going..
By Eversor (SI Elite) on May 07, 2011
Eversor
Mine came when I got my current computer a little more than 2 years ago. I have to tell you it's been one of the most troublesome things I have ever bought. The problem was with the RAM cards. I have replaced them 5 or 6 times. Finnally I found the root of the problem, too much RAM (I didn't have any help from the so called 'Pros' either). Windows XP has a maximum RAM amount of 3.5 gigs, I had 4. Two 2 gig sticks. Now I just run one. So far the one in has not failed yet.
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on May 07, 2011
bosnian_dragon
It's really unfair for people who buy the game. I mean, they expect everyone to pay min 50€ for the game when it comes out, and in the end, game turns out to be worthless. I never played it because my computer wasn't able to run it back in the time when it was released, but if I had bought it I'd be pissed off. I hope they make the 3rd sequel worthy of the money they want for it.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on May 07, 2011
FoolWolf
Well, the computer business isn't exactly led by the entire consumer friendly idea ;) Valve have still a lot of goodwill left. EA, Activision? Not so much..
The IP problem discussions have left the consumer rights far behind in the hysteria of concentrating on the ones stealing rather then the ones paying...
By unsilviu (SI Core) on May 07, 2011
unsilviu
@Eversor, This isn't a WinXP limitation. It's the 32-bit architecture. 64-bit systems run up to several TB of ram, potentially. I don't know how much XP x64 can run, though.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on May 09, 2011
Eversor
@ Unsilviu. I for got to mention that fact. I know that 64-bit OSs can run large amounts of RAM. Windows XP Pro 64 bit in particular can support and is limited to 128 gigs of RAM. And it's not "Terabytes", it's Exabytes. The theoretical memory limit a 64-bit computer can address is about 16 exabytes. That is 17,179,869,184 gigabytes.
By unsilviu (SI Core) on May 09, 2011
unsilviu
@Eversor : Yeah, sry, didn't bother to actually search the limits :D And what "pros" did you ask? This should be well known to them.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on May 09, 2011
Eversor
By "Pros" I mean the guys that work at the computer shop that I use called Computer Pros. I asked them what could cause a computer to burn through several sets of RAM, they said they didn't know. It sure has cost me alot of money. It really annoys me too, guys like that should know somthing like that. When I bought the computer I didn't know that more RAM being run than the OS can handle would cause it to fail.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on May 09, 2011
FoolWolf
If you burn RAM - you are either going to hot, or you have some sort of wrong setting on the mainboard that could lead to the RAM getting to high or too low voltage. Apart from that - could be that you are suffering a fluctuation in the PSU or in the socket you have the computer plugged into. I had an issue that burned out too many things in several computers; mainboards, PSU, RAM, Graphics cards and the entire computer fried. It turned out that I had many spikes and lows in the electric output from the sockets in the room - had to buy an external power save supply unit that filtered the electric output and send a steady electric stream... :S
By bosnian_dragon (SI Core) on May 10, 2011
bosnian_dragon
Yep, the oscillations in voltage can be a nasty thing. It occurs mostly in remote areas or in some cases during a power malfunction in the local power transformer unit. However, a different problem caused my motherboard to get fried a few years ago: my Power Supply unit was waaay weaker (around 120 W) than my PC required. It literally melted because some "talented" PC builder decided to install a low-power PSU for reasons only known to him after the original PSU died earlier... :) I actually never bothered to open my box after I brought it back home from servicing.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on May 10, 2011
Eversor
Well, everybody is entitled to their opinions. I have been runing one 2 gig stick of RAM for about 5 months now and it hasn't failed yet.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on May 10, 2011
FoolWolf
Yeah, speculations and worst memories over computer failings adds up easily into a mess after a time.

Best way is usually to specifically go to a forum for the component manufacturer and see if others have the same experiences with the exact same equipment. :)
By Eversor (SI Elite) on May 10, 2011
Eversor
You know that when I had my computer built, I had Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 MHz ram. After the second time the RAM failed, the guys at the Shop decided to (this is when it was still under warranty) use a cheap brand of memory, Crucial. By the way, Crucial is the Shop's what you could call 'Store Brand'. Besides RAM failing, the PSU failed once. This is an interesting fact, I have a Corsair CMPSU-850TX WATT power unit. When I did the down payment required for a purchase over $1,000, and gave them the list of parts I wanted, I had the CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX, not the 850. Odd, wouldn't you say.