Playing some game set in Africa is probably the last thing we need, in this devastating heat around here, but in this case, we'd be more than willing to make an exception. Because the title in question is the long awaited sequel to the first Far Cry on the PC, aptly called Far Cry 2. Yes, they're making it, it's official, and it's supposed to come out in spring 2008. Except that it won't be made by Crytek, but by Ubisoft's Montreal studio, just like the latest console editions.
Ubisoft didn't bother to go into any kind of details about the sequel in their announcement, only saying that these will be revealed at the end of August, by the American PC Gamer magazine, and prolonging our agony with a typical PR statement:
"Far Cry marked the beginning of a new era for shooters. An era of gorgeous graphics and of advanced artificial intelligence", declared Tony Key, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft. "We are confident that Far Cry 2 will have the same impact again on the FPS genre landscape."
The only clue regarding Far Cry 2's setting comes from the official website opened by Ubi. This shows a suffocating African landscape, just as wild but less colorful, and without any further info - only two links: one to the Far Cry 2 forums, and another one to some silly contest.
So we wipe our sweat off, take a breath of more-or-less-conditioned air, and wait for this heat to pass, so we can properly enjoy the announcement of a new Far Cry...(N.B. Archive text, links removed)