Yesterday, we reported that Ubisoft’s Far Cry 3 was going to be delayed until December 4th for North America. And while that is still the case, it looks like that December 4th date is only for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game. It turns out that the PC version of Far Cry 3 will be delayed even longer, and won’t be released until January of 2013!
According to an Ubisoft employee working in the Bucharest, Romania studios, the reason why the PC version is being delayed has to do with contracts that Ubisoft signed with Microsoft and Sony. I don’t buy it. Ubisoft is known for implementing restrictive DRM onto their PC games, often times requiring you to maintain a constant internet connection to play even single player games, and also giving you a hard limit of how many times you can install a game before you’re required to purchase a new CD-Key. What’s probably going on is that Ubisoft wants to get the whole game developed first, and then start working on the DRM afterwards.
This isn’t the only Ubisoft game that’s been delayed. Rumor has it that the PC version of Assassin’s Creed 3 has also been delayed, as it’ll apparently be released on November 23rd instead of the original October 31st. While we can hope that these games won’t be employing the uber-restrictive DRM that Ubisoft has used in the past, I’d say that that’s pretty unlikely.
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