Far Cry 4 Goes Gold; Ubisoft Expects to Move Six Million Units in First Year and Outperform Far Cry 3
While the holidays are just around the corner with some of this year’s biggest titles getting ready to release, another of this fall’s upcoming titles has gone gold and will be ready to release next month.
Ubisoft confirmed during its earnings call that Far Cry 4 has officially gone gold, with the game completing development and ready for duplication and pressing to discs, with the game coming to current-gen, last-gen, and PC in mid November.
In addition to the game’s completed development, Ubisoft also set some high sales expectations for its upcoming sequel, following the hugely (and still long-running) successful debut of Far Cry 3, which to date has sold around 10 million copies.
In light of this, Ubisoft expects Far Cry 4 to sell six million units in the game’s first year to keep the game on the same track as Far Cry 3‘s successful path, with executive producer Dan Hay detailing in a statement:
“We added verticality. We gave the player the ability to fly. We gave them the ability to fly in co-op. We gave them the ability to fly and have the other player down on the ground running around while they’re flying. We made the number of encounters way higher. The encounters are different, and the animals are different. The characters are unique, and your friends will have subtly different experiences with the story.”
Far Cry 4 releases for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on November 18th, 2014.