Far Cry 3 Set To Invade Minecraft

In a funny but cool-sounding crossover, the crazy world of Far Cry 3 will be arriving in Minecraft in a free PC download. On October 26, Ubisoft will be releasing a "Map and texture pack" for Minecraft that will open up a bunch of Far Cry 3 stuff in Minecraft.

From their press release, the downloadable pack contains "modifications to all aspects of the original game, including environments, weapons and tools" and you will be able to "discover key Far Cry 3 locations and characters, including Vaas, Jason and Citra, all completely redesigned in Minecraft style. The map also features over 50 Easter Eggs, hidden throughout the Islands."

Not bad. Ubisoft also sent along a grip of goofy images, which appear to be doctored promotional screengrabs from Far Cry 3 and not actually shots from the Minecraft pack (which I would imagine would look a fair bit… blockier.)

Here's hoping that somewhere on Far Cry 3's island (in the actual game), there's a creeper waiting to be blown up. Between Borderlands 2 and Torchlight II, that'd be a hat-trick for Minecraft references just in the last few months.

Get ready to face your insanity in Minecraft [Ubisoft]


    Wow, that sounds awesome :D

    Wait, did one developer just mod a game from another developer? D= WHAT IS GOING ON?

    Seriously is this some sort of official tie-in or has Ubisoft (who have released a string of poor PC ports) just gone and been all PC up in our faces by MODDING another PC game?

    All of my whats!

      Yeah, I'm confused as well... Is this a Far Cry 3 mod for Minecraft, or a Minecraft mod for Far Cry 3?


        Read the article again :) It says it is "a “Map and texture pack” for Minecraft ".. so clearly it is a mod for Minecraft :)

          I think I was confused the pictures... I'm at work... gotta speed read articles.

          Last edited 17/10/12 11:39 am

        I meant more... has Ubisoft been working with Mojang to add hard coded content or have they just gone and made their own Far Cry 3 themed adventure map? It seems like the latter - and in any case this is such an irregular move for a developer. "Let's not update Far Cry 2 or anything, let's just use another game to promote ours!"

    That's actually really cool.

    Minecraft crossovers are the hip new thang if you're a game publisher!

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