Ubisoft is reportedly aiming for an overhaul of the Far Cry franchise following the release of Far Cry 6.
Axios’ Stephen Totilo claimed to have heard from his sources that Ubisoft is “exploring a more online-oriented approach for a sequel.” His sources have corroborated what journalist Jason Schreier said in his Triple Click Podcast back in June – that Ubisoft is “aiming to go in a radically different direction for Far Cry” after the latest release.
Considering both journalists’ track record, we have no reason to doubt this report.
Schreier previously leaked Assassin’s Creed Infinity, which is supposedly taking the franchise in an entirely new direction. His Bloomberg report back in July forced Ubisoft to acknowledge Infinity‘s existence, but the developer stopped short of confirming that Assassin’s Creed is now set to become an evolving online platform like Schreier had claimed.
Considering the direction in which Ubisoft is going, it makes sense that the company is leaning towards an online-oriented approach for Far Cry 7 as well. It was only a few days ago that a Far Cry 6 teaser was thought to be hinting at a multiplayer game set within the series’ universe.
While this report may be cause for concern for some, it’s worth noting that the last few entries in the Far Cry series attracted criticism for not bringing anything new to the table. In fact, this has been the biggest criticism of Far Cry 6, with many fans and critics nothing that it feels more of the same, but with better visuals and a different setting.
We’ll update our readers when we have more information about the next Far Cry.