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Great Rumbler
Today we got the official word that Ubisoft is releasing Far Cry: Instinct a console version of its popular PC title Far Cry for all platforms. We will have more details as they are revealed. For now check out the press release issued by Ubisoft:

Far Cry, highly successful PC franchise, to be re-imagined on select next-generation consoles as 'Far Cry Instincts'

Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced that its award-winning Montreal Studio is currently producing Far Cry Instincts, console versions based on the recently released, tropical PC shooter. The console versions will be an entirely new game built from the ground up using the most advanced technology Far Cry fans have come to expect.

"Looking at Far Cry's incredible success in Europe, which is currently the n1 selling PC game in all territories' charts, we are confident that Far Cry Instincts will be one of Ubisoft's most striking games this year," said Florence Alibert, Ubisoft's Marketing Director for EMEA territories. "The Montreal-based development team, gathering most of the talented members behind the original Splinter Cell , plans to further reinforce Far Cry Instincts' position as one of Ubisoft's key brands for the future."

Just as Far Cry redefined the FPS genre on the PC, Far Cry Instincts will introduce wide open environments and unique, immersive gameplay elements that are destined to become the definition of survival action. In addition to the PC version's signature locations, non-scripted A.I., and unprecedented view-distance, Far Cry Instincts will feature brand new gameplay scenarios that will challenge players to use an even broader range of strategies and survival tactics in order to uncover the many secrets within the beautiful-but-deadly islands.

Cube-Europe (http://www.cube-europe.com/news.php?nid=6326)

OB1
My instincts tell me that the draw distance won't be nearly as nice as the PC version's. My instincts also tell me that it's probably going to be using some form of the PoP/Splinter Cell engine since Ubi Soft Montreal is developing it. Finally, my instincts tell me that this pun is really dumb, so I better quit now.

Great Rumbler
Yes, you'd better. :D

Here are some pics:

http://www.cube-europe.com/games/farcry/2.jpg

http://www.cube-europe.com/games/farcry/1.jpg

OB1
Looks good, but not Far Cry PC good. The models are considerably less detailed. The lighting is nice though, very PoP-ish (those Canadians sure do love their glare). The real test will be when they show off the draw distance. If they manage to get the PC draw distance I'll be extremely impressed.

Great Rumbler
In the second shot you can see some mountains off in the distance, but it's too obscured by trees to tell how far away or detailed it is.

OB1
Yeah.