Ubisoft Montreal Developed Far Cry Sequel Confirmed

July 20, 2007

Ubisoft today announced that it will release Far Cry 2, the first official follow up to 2004’s Crytek developed first-person shooter, in Spring 2008 for the PC. However, given that the major publisher/developer now owns the rights to the property, and that Crytek is off making a little thing called Crysis, the game is instead being helmed by Ubisoft Montreal.

Since acquiring the Far Cry IP in March 2006, Ubisoft has released several console ports and spin offs, including the impressive Far Cry Instincts Predator for the Xbox 360 and the abysmal Far Cry Vengeance for the Wii, though this latest game marks the first return to the series’ PC roots.

Little is known about Far Cry 2 thus far, though it will apparently be featured prominently in the October issue of PC Gamer, which should be on newsstands on August 21 in North America.