A Franchise is Born: 'Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon'

Posted Mon May 6, 2013 at 08:30 AM PDT by
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

Sales of the game have already "exceeded five times initial expectations."

'Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon' released last week with considerable hype, and proceeded to do what is so rare for many titles, meet and beat expectations. The game's success is built with equal parts 80's sci-fi action film, and FPS parody and are mixed in with the solid gameplay and impressive neon visuals that come virtue of a top-tier game engine. Michael Biehn, voice of the game's lead cyber commando, Rex Colt, and possibly the most perfect actor for the role, recently dropped some details on the game's success and future.

In an interview on Major Nelson Radio, Biehn related that the game 's sales have already exceeded five times initial expectations, and that is with many still not understanding that the game is a stand-alone title built on the 'Far Cry 3' engine.

Biehn also explained that the creative director for 'Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon,' Dean Evans, is powering up for a sequel. Evans is credited for both the inception of the Blood Dragon concept and for nailing the correct tone and balance for the game's varied and successfully wrought characteristics.

"Dean was with me on the phone last night. He was pretty jacked up. He was going into a meeting today, to you know... I think he wants to turn it into some sort of a franchise. He's got a sequel in mind."

Biehn also addressed the possibility of sequels to Blood Dragon quickly becoming stale by explaining that Evans has a whole host of ideas from before the project started that will keep the 80's parody elements fresh.

'Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon' is currently available for the 360, PS3 and PC.

Source: The Escapist

Author: Brian Hoss

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