The first two Far Cry games were met with mixed responses, but Far Cry 3 managed to blow everyone away, using a fantastic overworld, terrifying characters, and an awesome homage to 80s sci-fi movies in a DLC package. After the critical and commercial success of the last entry, it's only natural for Ubisoft to continue the franchise. The series has become an over-night industry juggernaut, and any publisher would want to capitalize on that.
Here's what Ubisoft's Senior Vice President of Sales Tony Key said on the subject:
"We knew [Far Cry 3] would be good, but it was even better than we were expecting. From a sales perspective, too, it was a really big success for us. The brand now has achieved a fan base, a following, that I think will be really excited when we finally show them another one.
"Far Cry 2 was a really good game, but it was very early in the process of us as a company learning about open worlds. There were some challenges around that. It was critically acclaimed, but it ultimately didn’t connect with as many people as we would have hoped. Far Cry 3 was able to build on that and create something really cool. It was a great experience. It was very polished. We consider that a huge brand for us at this point. You'll see more Far Cry games, besides Blood Dragon, in the future. We're really excited about what happened there. It exceeded our expectations. We knew it would be good, but it was even better than we were expecting."
Far Cry 3 sold over 4.45 million units last year. Who knows what Ubisoft will do with this now-famous IP?
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