New Far Cry is Said to be in Development and Will Release Before April 2021
It seems as though Ubisoft is cooking up a potential Far Cry 6, with a release on next-gen platforms seeming likely.
Earlier today, we reported on the new information that Ubisoft is planning to release five AAA games within its coming fiscal year which will start on April 1, 2020, and wrap up on March 31, 2021. While we had a good idea of what most of those games would end up being, it now seems as though the full scope of what Ubisoft has up its sleeve has potentially been unveiled.
Alongside Watch Dogs Legion, Gods & Monsters, Rainbow Six Quarantine, and a new, currently unrevealed Assassin’s Creed game, the fifth title that is planned to release in this period will supposedly be a Far Cry game. This information comes by way of Kotaku reporter Jason Schreier, who recently disclosed these details on Twitter.
Schreier said that the two currently mysterious games will be releasing in the coming fiscal year belong to both the Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry franchises. Both of these games haven’t been announced by Ubisoft formally as of this writing, but the advent of either shouldn’t come as a shock. Far Cry and Assassin’s Creed are two of the biggest franchises that Ubisoft has under their publishing umbrella. Far Cry 5, specifically, is the best-selling game of this entire generation for Ubisoft, so it shouldn’t be a surprise whatsoever that the publisher would be looking to return to that well quickly.
Anyone holding out hope for Splinter Cell is, once again, going to be disappointed. Sorry! (It’s AC and Far Cry.) https://t.co/7hKDV3y5QS
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) February 6, 2020
The larger question at hand regarding this new Far Cry game is whether or not it would be a spin-off or if it would instead be a new mainline entry. Within this generation, Ubisoft has released not only Far Cry 4 and 5, but also Far Cry Primal and Far Cry New Dawn. Based on the current pattern of releases though, it seems more likely that this upcoming game would be a formal Far Cry 6 rather than anything else. That remains to be seen, however.
If Ubisoft does have Far Cry 6 in the works, it seems as though a formal reveal planned for later in the year will likely come about soon enough. Per usual, around May or June, right when E3 2020 will be rounding the corner, is when we might start to hear more. In all likelihood, the next Far Cry game will also surely be coming to next-gen platforms in PS5 and Xbox Series X, too. It sounds like the next generation of consoles could be starting off with quite the bang.