The year’s performance will be led by five games – Assassin’s Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, Just Dance, The Crew and Watch Dogs. Watch Dogs’ pre-orders are at record levels and it is perfectly positioned to become the industry’s most successful new IP in history.
Being released on PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360, Far Cry 4 will be set in Kyrat, “An untamed region currently ruled by a despotic self-appointed king. Additionally, Ubisoft has announced a Limited Edition that comes free with all pre-orders, in which you can save Far Cry 3‘s Hurk from imprisonment in three single-player missions, as well as have access to his harpoon gun. Color me surprised that Ubisoft has a limited edition of a game just announced primed and ready to go.
The development of Far Cry 4 will be led by Ubisoft Montreal, with development assistance coming from Red Storm Entertainment, Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Kiev.
Since it was rumored before, the news of Far Cry 4 being released this fiscal year is not truly a surprise. What is notably absent from this list of games is The Division, which has been stated in the past to be released by the end of 2014. A game with such an impressive graphics engine and an initial vertical slice reveal at E3 just one year ago gave off the vibes that it would take some time to fully conceptualize the game’s ideas, and it is not surprising at all to see The Division take some more time to develop, either.
With stuff like this being announced ahead of E3 2014, who knows what Ubisoft has in store for Far Cry 4 and other titles when it comes to their press briefing on June 9th.
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