Far Cry 2 Settles Into PlayStation Home, Brings Screenshots

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Ubisoft has released the first screenshots from the Far Cry 2 area of Home, the PlayStation 3's Second Life-ish virtual space and promotional platform.

A promotion for Ubisoft Montreal's sequel to Crytek's breakout open-world shooter, the space looks like it's taken straight from Far Cry 2's African battlegrounds--but with a few chairs thrown in to help the space's feng shui.

"Among the available activities will be a multiplayer game of Mancala that will use bullets as game pieces, the opportunity to explore in-game environments including a bombed-out train station that has been turned into an ad hoc cafe, as well as the ability to launch the game directly from the PlayStation Home space," reads a press release from Ubisoft.

The real Far Cry 2 lands on October 21 for PC, 360 and PS3, but those with access to the Home closed beta can check out the space now and get a taste of the atmosphere.

From The Chatty

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    October 16, 2008 11:11 AM

    these spaces are free to roam around and enter yes?

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      October 16, 2008 11:17 AM

      Yes, but I'm not sure if you need to own the game to go in.

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        October 16, 2008 12:09 PM

        I would hope that you don't. It wouldn't make a lot of sense to only let you in if you own the game, they would be missing out on a great marketing opportunity. "Wow, this game's home area is awesome, I think I'll buy it now!"

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      October 16, 2008 12:23 PM

      Yeah... as far as I know that is part of the purpose for these areas... to advertise the games and generate interest.

      In this case it could be interesting from a technical standpoint. It looks like they are taking in-game assets and possibly full chunks of a level and just dropping them into Home. It could be interesting to see how a level looks in the game... and how different it looks being rendered by the Home graphics engine. Well... "interesting" to dorks like me at least.