SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Dec. 16, 2008 - GameTrailers.com (GT), the premier provider of video for gamers and a division of Viacom Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B) MTV Networks Entertainment Group, announced today that Ubisoft® has won its second GT Diamond Award for its first-person shooter, Far Cry 2. According to GameTrailers' video tracking tool Stream Stats, the game garnered over ten million views on GT, reinforcing its extreme popularity among GT's loyal, hardcore gamer audience.
" Far Cry 2's success is a combination of a devoted following of viewers and a high-quality franchise that delivered engaging gameplay, breathtaking graphics, and vast open-world environments that made for compelling videos, hooking viewers into the world of Far Cry 2," said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing, for Ubisoft."Ubisoft and the Far Cry 2 development team are thrilled to be honored with GameTrailers.com's coveted Diamond Award. 10 million video views is a major achievement - we couldn't have reached this amazing goal without the continual support of the viewers and fans who have made Far Cry 2 not only a big hit, but a video game sensation."
"The Far Cry franchise has always been on the bleeding edge of technology, so when a new game in the series is announced players sit up and take notice. Far Cry 2 is a gorgeous game, so it only makes sense that our users would want to watch copious amounts of HD video from it," said Shane Satterfield, editor-in-chief of GameTrailers.com. "It is an honor to present Ubisoft with its second GT Diamond Award and to be able to play host on our site to its impressive game trailers and gameplay videos."
The figures for the GameTrailers Diamond Award were compiled by Stream Stats, a proprietary tool that gives gaming industry professionals insight into which games the GT audience is interacting with the most in order to anticipate upcoming sales and analyze post release performance. To learn more, visit http://stats.gametrailers.com.
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About Far Cry 2
Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Far Cry 2 is the newest innovation from Ubisoft in the world of next-gen first-person shooters. More than just a visual and technological achievement, Far Cry 2 immerses players in an entirely new kind of gaming experience. Running on a tailor-made new gaming engine, Far Cry 2 features non-scripted enemy Artificial Intelligence, entirely destructible environments, dynamic fire and storm effects, and multiplayer gameplay, all in a completely open-world 50-sq.-kilometer environment. Players will find themselves immersed in a war-torn, African state, where they will be forced to make deals with corrupt warlords on both sides of the conflict in order to survive and move ever closer to their primary objective - the Jackal. Players must identify and exploit their enemies' weaknesses, neutralizing their superior numbers and firepower with surprise, subversion, cunning, and of course brute force. Far Cry 2 is available now for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, and PC. The game has an ESRB of "M" for Mature.
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has teams in 28 countries and distributes games in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2007-08 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of 928 million euros. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
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