Leaked Ubisoft File Reveals Far Cry 2, Splinter Cell 5

By Chris Remo, Sep 21, 2006 12:13pm PDT Last night, internet sleuths, including one on the NeoGAF forums, uncovered a massive 2GB+ RAR file on Ubisoft's FTP site containing concept art, logos, and tech demos for a variety of Ubisoft games, some of which have yet to be announced. Much of the material was related to a Far Cry sequel that seems to be entitled simply Far Cry 2. Given that original Far Cry developer Crytek is currently working with EA on Crysis, and given Ubisoft's heavy use of its own Far Cry Instincts spinoff property, it is likely that Far Cry 2 is a successor to the Instincts line rather than the original PC title. It also seems that a PSP version of Far Cry is in the works, referred to only by a working title of Far Cry PSP.

Materials related to the unannounced fifth main game in the Splinter Cell series were also included among the files. The game's logo reveals that the game is entitled Splinter Cell Conviction.

Unsurprisingly, Ubisoft also looks to be adding another game to the Prince of Persia franchise. The leak included concept artwork and a logo for the game, but as of now it appears to have a working title of simply "Prince of Persia." The three previous current-gen Prince of Persia games were collectively referred to as the Sands of Time Trilogy, so it is likely that this new game is starting its own progression of games.

Other unnanounced titles include Surf's Up, a surfing game featuring playable penguins, and a PSP game based on the Rocky films that appears to be entitled "Rocky Balboa: It's not over, until it's over."

Ubisoft has offered an official response to these developments:

We are clearly displeased that confidential information from Ubisoft has been distributed on the internet. The publication of this type of information can only be harmful to the game development process and we will take all steps necessary to prevent this from happening in the future. We are still investigating the events that lead to this information leak and at this time have no further comment.

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  • Ahh good old viral marketing at its; finest. Yeah someone just came across a 2gig rar and decided hey I'll leech it and lo and behold omg it contains info about product sequels? I mean when I'm working on something I always slap them into the same backup file and stick it on a ftp server. What was the dir named ubi07productslookhere!!! or something?
    Give me a mf'ing break this so called news is just as bad as hardupthebuttcp's "review" of the sham of a killer nic. Guess this will keep Ubisoft happy and fileshack full of their demo'es in the future then.