Far Cry is a franchise of first-person shooter video games, all which have been published by Ubisoft. The first game, Far Cry, was developed by Crytek to premiere their new CryEngine software, and released in March 2004. Subsequently, Ubisoft obtained the full rights to the franchise and the bulk of the development is handled by Ubisoft Montreal with assistance from other Ubisoft satellite studios. The following games in the series have used a Ubisoft-modified version of the CryEngine, the Dunia Engine, allowing for open world gameplay. To date, there have been four main games in the series, with a fifth one announced for a 2018 release, along with two standalone expansions; the first game, initially developed for Microsoft Windows, also saw a number of ports to video game consoles.