Ubisoft acquires Far Cry

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Posted 11:12am on Thu 30 March 2006
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Ubisoft acquires Far Cry
The publisher has acquired the remaining intellectual property rights related to Far Cry.

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Posted 11:12am on Thu 30 March 2006
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Does this mean that they can stop Uwe Boll from making a crap film out of it? Pleasepleaseplease...
Posted 2:24pm on Thu 30 March 2006
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Prolly makes it more likely than anything. I suppose we can expect fairly regular updates Splinter Cell style.
Posted 2:34pm on Thu 30 March 2006
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Just wonder what they can do with the engine as it's not CryENGINE 2.
Posted 2:48pm on Thu 30 March 2006
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Couldn't they just license the new engine?
Posted 2:52pm on Thu 30 March 2006
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Seeing as EA are heavily involved with Crysis I'd guess it's pretty tied to them and Crytech. Might be wrong though.
Posted 3:20pm on Thu 30 March 2006
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This was something I wasn't aware of. I guess it would be pretty tricky after all.
Posted 6:54pm on Thu 30 March 2006
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"Just wonder what they can do with the engine as it's not CryENGINE 2."

I don't see it being too much of a problem - 3rd parties got quite a few years' life out of the Quake III engine. Not sure how easy the 1st CryEngine is to mod in comparison to that, but they wouldn't have bought it if they couldn't improve it. It may not be CryEngine2, but then I bet it cost less to buy the rights to the old engine outright than it would be to license the new one.

It'll be nice to see what Ubisoft can do with it, really, because I personally thought that Far Cry was a glorified tech demo. The game fell apart for me as soon it went indoors.
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