Far Cry 3 screenshot
Far Cry 3 screenshot

Far Cry 3 has been delayed until November, Ubisoft has announced.

The first-person shooter will now release in the UK on November 30, almost three months after its intended September 4 release date.

"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."

The delay puts Far Cry 3 head to head with shooters from other publishers. Both Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Halo 4 are due to launch during November. Medal of Honor: Warfighter, meanwhile, launches on October 30.

"Today, after a successful showing at E3 that saw the company take home more than 100 awards, Ubisoft provided updated release dates for some of its biggest titles being launched this year," the firm said in a statement.

"Along with the revised release dates, Ubisoft also is reaffirming its previously communicated financial guidance for 2012-13."

Alongside Far Cry 3, Just Dance 4 and Rocksmith also saw revised release dates.

Just Dance 4 will now launch on October 2, while Rocksmith, previously due for release on October 19, has been brought forward to September 28.

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Batmamerc's Avatar


Cod halo n far cry are all different types of fps anyway and there has always been a separation between cod and halo players
Posted 09:21 on 27 June 2012
Batmamerc's Avatar


Its still looks a great game and been highly anticipated I think the people that already want it now will still get it on that date or before xmas at least and it's still in time for christmas sales, it has got a lot of competition but i doubt it will effect sales in the long run. Plus the pre order incentives even though I hate that are really good so still worthy of keeping your pre order.
Posted 09:15 on 27 June 2012
rico_rico's Avatar


december 15 will be great but November 30 ubi think its gana challenge cod and halo well good luck
Posted 16:25 on 26 June 2012
Clockpunk's Avatar


I can see heavy discounts hitting pretty quickly, given that poor release date... no point keeping my preorder.
Posted 08:17 on 26 June 2012


Very disappointed by this. Even more disappointed by the new release date. I mean, after AC3 Im not sure anyone's going to get another Ubi title.
Posted 08:10 on 26 June 2012
Chaza_snake's Avatar


think ill probably cancel my pre-order today, no point getting it on release date now as ill be too busy playing cod and hitman in November. will probably ask for it for Christmas tho, looks good.
Posted 07:32 on 26 June 2012
Hooded's Avatar


It was to be suspected, but to move it to November is a bad decision. Going against the big boys, I can't see this packing big enough punches to make a dent.
Posted 18:41 on 25 June 2012

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Release Date: 30/11/2012
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft
Genre: First Person Shooter
Rating: PEGI 18+
Site Rank: 519 18
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