Montreal – Today Ubisoft announced that Far Cry® 2, its open world first person shooter on Xbox 360™, PLAYSTATION®3 and PC, has already reached one million units sell-through worldwide in less than 3 weeks of availability at retail.
“The holiday quarter is off to a solid start with the successful launch of Far Cry 2,” said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft. “The game is well on track to achieve our expectations for the year.”
Developed at Ubisoft Montreal, the unique game play of Far Cry 2 has impressed players around the globe, offering a true open world environment that allows gamers to create their very own individual game experience. Built upon the acclaimed Dunia engine, they are offered a lush visual landscape, where they can live a realistic 24-hour day to night cycle in the beautiful African savannah.
More than just a visual and technological achievement, Far Cry 2 immerses players in an entirely new kind of gamingexperience. Running on a tailor-made new gaming engine, Far Cry 2 features non-scripted enemy Artificial Intelligence, entirely destructible environments, dynamic fire and storm effects, and multiplayer game-play, all in a completely open world environment. Players will find themselves immersed in a war-torn, African state, where they will be forced to make deals with corrupt warlords on both sides of the conflict in order to survive and move ever-closer to their primary objective – the Jackal. Players must identify and exploit their enemies’ weaknesses, neutralizing their superior numbers and firepower with surprise, subversion, cunning, and of course brute force.