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Far Cry 2 comes Home today

Bertrand Helias's Avatar + Posted by Bertrand Helias on Oct 16, 2008 // Senior Producer, Far Cry 2

Hi All, the Far Cry 2 Space is launching in PlayStation Home’s closed beta as we speak!

Far Cry 2 at Home
The space will invite players to dig deeper into the game’s vast African landscape. Users will have the opportunity to investigate in-game environments, including a bombed-out train station that has been converted into the ad hoc office of Reuben Oluwagembi, a journalist caught in the middle of the propaganda conflict between the warring UFLL and APR factions.

Far Cry 2 at Home
In Reuben’s office, you’ll be able to analyze an interactive map of the game world to strengthen your knowledge of the Far Cry 2 environment to develop your strategy for future missions. Locate guard posts, safe houses to save the progress of your game, weapon shops to buy new weapons, and bus stations to expedite your travel across the expansive land.

Far Cry 2 at Home
Players will have access to Reuben’s files containing various pictures, articles, and dossiers that will delve deeper into the background of The Jackal, as well as that of the other warlords and opposing factions. And finally, multiplayer game of Mancala that uses bullets as game pieces will be fully playable.

Hope you enjoy it and be sure to look out for new features as we’ll be updating the space regularly.

//Add Your Own

207 Comments

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+ iamacn on October 16th, 2008 at 10:22 am said:

Cool; I’m looking forward to Farcry 2.


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+ GGCAN on October 16th, 2008 at 10:23 am said:

Thanks Bertrand…will have to check this out..


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+ ROLO_ONFIRE on October 16th, 2008 at 10:24 am said:

Release Home already


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+ Maverick_fox on October 16th, 2008 at 10:25 am said:

@ Neil.

+1

PSblog you should hear this man.


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+ InfinitiProject on October 16th, 2008 at 10:25 am said:

Downloading the spaces now! :D


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+ TheZed on October 16th, 2008 at 10:25 am said:

Nice. I got bored of my Home beta rather quickly, not enough people or things to do. To see Home starting to get some tie-ins with games is exactly were the Home experiance needs to go.

I’ll be sure to check this out tomorrow night.


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+ NiavlysUS on October 16th, 2008 at 10:25 am said:

It reminds me of Cartman and his Theme Park commercial: “Look how awsome this is! But YOU can’t get in!”
lol


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+ drdre74 on October 16th, 2008 at 10:25 am said:

Will be nice to get thing called Home someday. I hear about it but does it really exist? So now when games come out people will be yelling “WTF no Home content, i WON’T BE BUYING THIS GAME!”


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+ CitizenInsane27 on October 16th, 2008 at 10:26 am said:

@Bertrand & Sony

Thanks for showing us your Far Cry 2 space in Home, that’s awesome and all, but I’m a bit discerned about why you show this off now when 95% of us cannot see it. It’s pointless to advertise what a small group will figure out naturally, while leaving the rest of us to hold our mouths open in waiting. Not that I’m saying it’s a bad idea, making a FC2 room or anything, just advertising it to a majority that doesn’t have access to it, it’s just kind of demeaning.

Anyways, again, the space looks cool, just not too keen on Home due to it’s inability to go into public beta stage. At this rate we’ll never see it, because people keep adding to it and then all THAT needs to be bug tested, and that requires more pre-public beta testing, and yada yada yada. You get my point.


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+ Violater on October 16th, 2008 at 10:26 am said:

Wow it looks better in home than it does in the game.


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+ Money1 on October 16th, 2008 at 10:27 am said:

I’m in the beta, will certainly chek this out later…surprised to see this on the blog…nust mean something…LBP space and R2 space would be greatly appreciated


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+ seph1r0th00 on October 16th, 2008 at 10:28 am said:

This is awesome! I can’t wait to get off of work and into Home later today. Far Cry 2 is going to be awesome.

Thanks for the great news, Bertrand.


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+ TheZed on October 16th, 2008 at 10:29 am said:

LBP space would be very cool. I can only imagine what kind of crazy space those devs would make for LBP.


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+ andyrj82 on October 16th, 2008 at 10:29 am said:

I love being a part of the Beta, what a great update, I’m sure Farcry 2 is going to kill it.


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+ Remmulak on October 16th, 2008 at 10:29 am said:

I would be more interested if I was in the Beta.


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+ radione on October 16th, 2008 at 10:31 am said:

Thanks for promoting an update to A CLOSED BETA! Not only did I download the theme that was foolish enough to renew my interest in home, but that still did not get me in. Home has been in beta for a very long time and this is infuriating for those of us who are still being excluded.


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+ StalkingSilence on October 16th, 2008 at 10:31 am said:

Nice, I’m looking forward to checking out the game spaces when Home is released, or when I get accepted into the beta *nudge, nudge*


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+ darkiewonder on October 16th, 2008 at 10:32 am said:

Very Excellent! but you guys need more Mancala Table in there xD


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+ StalkingSilence on October 16th, 2008 at 10:33 am said:

Oh nice inclusion of mancala. That kind of game-related content will keep people coming to your space.


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+ KoD7085 on October 16th, 2008 at 10:38 am said:

A nice addition, looking forward to checking it out.


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+ NiavlysUS on October 16th, 2008 at 10:39 am said:

Hmmm… if Home is not being released to the public very soon, I would think the person accepting to have this post on this blog made a really bad decision…


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+ blkant on October 16th, 2008 at 10:40 am said:

This is just wrong, you guys should just send this out to the beta tester instead of wasting our time by advertising something that most of us can’t even have. This is just disgusting to gloat around about new features teasing people that didn’t get a beta code. Just inappropriate, get your act together.


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+ lakaihigh on October 16th, 2008 at 10:44 am said:

this is exactly the kind of thing that I want to see developers implementing into Home. Naughty Dog is doing it for Uncharted, Incognito is doing it for Warhawk and Insomniac is doing it for Resistance (hopefully Resistance 2). quite frankly this is badass, awesome job guys, cannot wait to check this out!

peace,
Lh


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+ kingxtreme81 on October 16th, 2008 at 10:44 am said:

Far Cry 2 looks amazing. Truly, it does.

While I won’t be getting it for the PS3 (opting for the PC version), I can’t wait to check out Far Cry 2′s Home space!


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+ Rogerjak on October 16th, 2008 at 10:48 am said:

So awesome!! Home has lots of potencial! Can’t wait for it and check all of this.

Now all it needs is to be released -.-


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+ Trieloth on October 16th, 2008 at 10:52 am said:

WOW cant wait to go Home (my real house)after work to check out the new space in Home. Thanks for the heads up! :)


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+ jazzyrider on October 16th, 2008 at 10:53 am said:

Nice – Far Cry 2 is out next week but what about Home?


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+ Money1 on October 16th, 2008 at 10:59 am said:

for every1 whining about being HOMEless…you can take this as indication that home is almost here or inthe words of sony..ahhem..SOON to be released lol


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+ NiavlysUS on October 16th, 2008 at 11:03 am said:

@Money1

We thought Home was SOOn to be realesed, like, more than a year ago! Now we’re just desperatly craving for it…


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+ Grind_Axis on October 16th, 2008 at 11:04 am said:

Wow, enormous props for being the first third-party game to fully support all of the PS3′s features! My trust in Ubisoft fell a bit after Assassin’s Creed but I know Far Cry 2 will be a blast! Thanks again! :D


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+ haran_elessar on October 16th, 2008 at 11:05 am said:

Great idea…keep it up!


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+ killerbread on October 16th, 2008 at 11:06 am said:

yer we need home all this is crap to us we want home no more delays you do know playstation is now called delay station aperenty to the 360 forum so yer we need it now


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+ Crimson_Ryan on October 16th, 2008 at 11:06 am said:

I’ll go check this out right now.

Oh no! I seem to have been locked out of the beta! Oh no!

I hope Sony sends me another beta invite, since I was so totally in it before.


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+ Lou-igi on October 16th, 2008 at 11:09 am said:

Too bad I don’t have a HOME of my own. :(


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+ C-h-a-o-s on October 16th, 2008 at 11:11 am said:

If only most of the users had Home…..Those invites went out to most of the Qore subscribers, leaving the rest of us out in the cold.


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+ Jayceon_Kidd on October 16th, 2008 at 11:14 am said:

No this doesn’t mean Home is close to being done, because the guy who posted this news doesn’t work for sony


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+ spats on October 16th, 2008 at 11:14 am said:

That looks brilliant.

And the obligatory “where’s Home?”


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+ D-White on October 16th, 2008 at 11:14 am said:

Hey Bertrand,I have QORE,can you give us an idea when we will be getting an update on the status of when we will get HOME?


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+ Stoffinator on October 16th, 2008 at 11:17 am said:

Finally Home is taking shape. Can’t wait for the game next week.


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+ FritoZ on October 16th, 2008 at 11:19 am said:

Man,t he new Xbox experience is gettin’ lots of news…

SONY!

time to step up the attack!

or else it seems Micro$oft is going to beat you to the new avatar based system..


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+ TheGuardian1973 on October 16th, 2008 at 11:19 am said:

SWEET I’LL BE CHECKING IT OUT IN A FEW MINUTES, AWESOME!!! :D


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+ BabeBro on October 16th, 2008 at 11:22 am said:

Sony just hurry up and release HOME. I am in the Beta but my friends want in also. Come on. Why would you tease them by posting this on the blog instead of the HOME Beta forums? That’s like waving a lollipop in front of a group of 5 year olds.


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+ yungder on October 16th, 2008 at 11:24 am said:

schweet!

PSN: yungder


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+ Letters2Kay on October 16th, 2008 at 11:24 am said:

FINISH THE BETA ALREADY AND LET US ALL IN, PLEASE!!!!

:(


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+ minestrone11 on October 16th, 2008 at 11:28 am said:

So do the developers of the game actually make the space, or does Sony based on what the game is about?


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+ squirtforce on October 16th, 2008 at 11:28 am said:

That second picture looks like a scene in that car junkyard from the movie HEAT.
“GIVE US WHAT YOU GOT!!!”


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+ zaphlod on October 16th, 2008 at 11:29 am said:

Doesn’t this belong at some beta forum for the beta-testers?

Or are you planning to give build updates for all software in development in the future?

I understand you want to talk about Home and people want to hear about i too, but to be honest, this time… It just felt like a bit of a slap in the face for me who doesn’t have access to it. “Look at all the cool stuff some people get but not you!”


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+ fed315 on October 16th, 2008 at 11:30 am said:

i want in


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+ Scodo_Thope on October 16th, 2008 at 11:30 am said:

I also have not been invited to Home beta.

Guess I’ll just go in a corner and quietly lick my fur waiting for an open beta opportunity.

:P


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+ jbat17 on October 16th, 2008 at 11:34 am said:

when i first show the picture, i thought it’s R2 beta announcement.. then i read the headline and was disappointed.. the colors and texture of the first picture are similar to the chicago level.. any R2 beta announcement?


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