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New Far Cry officially teased by director, 'big things' are coming

New Far Cry officially teased by director, 'big things' are coming

Far Cry is going to change, but how?

The Far Cry series director has teased that they have “big things in store”.

Four days ago, Drew Holmes announced on their LinkedIn page that they’re now the IP director for the franchise in a post that reads: “It’s been an exciting few months… I’m happy to share that I’m starting a new position as IP Director of Far Cry at Ubisoft! We have big things in store. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you want to be a part of the next evolution of this great brand!”

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Being appointed as the new director comes two years after senior executive Dan Hay’s departure, which left fans wondering what would become of their beloved game. Holmes has been with Ubisoft for nearly eight years, having worked as a lead writer, narrative director, and brand narrative lead. If you’re an avid Far Cry fan, you’ll have witnessed Holmes’ work in action in both Far Cry 5 and Far Cry: New Dawn.

Where the franchise is headed is still open to speculation, though a recent job listing has seemingly confirmed that Far Cry 7 is in the works, as well as a multiplayer stand-alone Far Cry title. Said to be in development using Ubisoft’s Snowdrop engine, the next installments have a tentative launch date of late 2025.

Although a long, long way off, knowing that someone familiar with the series is going to head the project will likely calm any anxieties fans had over what was happening, and if future games would be as good. Still, anything can happen between now and 2025, as we all know painfully well.

What the “big changes” involve are anyone’s guess besides the creative teams’ at this point. However, that doesn’t stop fans from wondering. One change that many fans want to see is the map. One Redditor said, “I like open worlds that have deserts in them,” while another replied, “Personally, I'd love a more urbanised map. The problem with jungles and deserts is that we've already seen them in FC. I think a more urbanised Eastern European vibe would do great.”

Maps aside, other changes include adverse weather, more character development, and even some sea adventures with pirates. Whenever we think of pirates, we picture AC Black Flag; no game has outdone the pirating ways we embraced during our time as Edward Kenway.

In short, fans want it all and they want it now. Yesterday, even!

For now though, Ubisoft gamers need to content themselves with the fact that Assassin’s Creed Mirage launches on 5 October for current-gens and PC.

Featured Image Credit: Ubisoft

Topics: Far Cry, Ubisoft, PC, Xbox, PlayStation