Both titles have been hit with delays with Far Cry 3 now set for release in November and Just Dance 4 being moved back until the start of October as Ubisoft wants extra time to develop both titles.
Ubisoft’s E3 Press Conference was perhaps the best of the year with only Sony coming anywhere near the publisher. Whether it was the mind-blowingly, orgasm inducing, goose bump sparking CGI trailer for Assassin’s Creed 3 or the visually stunning debut trailer for Watch Dogs, Ubisoft had the most exciting show this year. Oh, and there was YouTube sensation Toby Turner as well.
However, apart from Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed 3 there was also one other game that caught everyone’s eye and that was just how brilliant Far Cry 3 looked and played. Critics and review sites nominated the title for the ‘Game of the Show’ and it did so on merit.
Whether it was the in-your-face frontal nudity that caught everyone by surprise or just how gorgeous the game looked, it seemed that Ubisoft has really invested a lot into the game and it showed.
However, it seems that the publisher wants to give its developers more time to work on the game as they have pushed the release date of the game all the way to November. Far Cry 3 was originally set to release on the 7th of September but gamers will now have to wait until the 30th of November instead.
This puts the game bang in the middle of the holiday season where it will be going up against the likes of Assassin’s Creed 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Halo 4 among others. Ubisoft seem to believe that the game can compete with the likes of established best-selling titles otherwise the delay could have accommodated a different release date.
Just Dance 4 has also been delayed till the 2nd of October and Rocksmith should hit the United Kingdom on the 28th of September.
Commenting on how Ubisoft was working to build on its predecessor, Far Cry 2, Jamie Keen, the game’s lead designer, began by criticizing the previous game.
He said, “The open world was cool, it was great, but it never quite comes to anything.” Before going on to praise the project the team is currently working on, “It’s kind of left open and you just get a bit lost in it. We’re trying to make sure we don’t end up in that situation. It’s important that it has that sense of exploration, but it needs to be getting towards something.”
Whether or not it does get to something is something that everyone will find out when the game finally releases on the new release date but whether gamers will prefer Far Cry 3 to some of the other titles is a matter of some debate.