Far Cry 3 in 'Preliminary Stages,' Will Probably Stay in Africa

By Chris Faylor, Aug 27, 2008 7:45am PDT With Ubisoft Montreal's open-world shooter Far Cry 2 due on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this fall, narrative designer Patrick Redding has confirmed that a third Far Cry game is in the "preliminary stages" and will likely share the sequel's African setting.

"For us Africa still has a huge amount of promise," Redding told videogaming247. "Let's face it, jungle islands are probably less exciting as they were four years ago."

The original Far Cry, developed by Crytek and released for PC in 2004, took place on a tropical island. A scaled-down re-imagining was later brought to Xbox 360, Xbox and Wii by Ubisoft Montreal.

"There are still things we want to do with the African setting, and I think it's safe to say we'll continue to explore it," Redding explained. "That said, we might find something new and compelling about the Antarctic setting that wants us to make the next game there, but honestly, we'e still at the preliminary stages."

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