Ubisoft announced earlier this week that Far Cry 3, the highly anticipated open world first person shooter, has been delayed till the holiday season.  Originally set to be released early in September, the game is now slated to be released on November 29th in the UK, and December 4th in the U.S.  According to producer Dan Hay, the team at Ubisoft is “taking more time to create the best possible gameplay experience.”

Although pushed back to the holiday season, this new release date could potentially hurt Far Cry 3‘s sales.  When it was set to be released in September, the only other close by first person shooter was Borderlands 2, which is still set to be released on September 18th.  This December 4th release date however puts Far Cry 3 after Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, which are two highly anticipated and competitive titles.  What do you think, does Far Cry 3 still stand a chance in the sales with this new release date?  Comment below and let us know what you think, and be sure to stay tuned to NGN for all the latest in gaming news.

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