Much to the excitement of all Far Cry fans, it has now been revealed that Far Cry 4 is in development, though the news did not come from any official channels.
It was Cliff Martinez, composer and former drummer with Red Hot Chilli Peppers, who leaked the news, while being interviewed by Lost in the Multiplex. Martinez told the entertainment website that he is working on the score for Far Cry 4, while answering questions on his current projects.
"There's a secret mission that I'm not completely on yet, it looks like I'll also be doing a Soderbergh TV series called The Knick, and I'm working on a video game called Far Cry 4. So yeah, I'm popular all this week," the 59-year-old said.
Ubisoft, developer of the Far Cry series, had stated in July that they are planning on a new installment of the game.
"We're totally psyched from [Far Cry 3]. It's a great brand, and now it's got the recognition it deserves, so we're clearly going to make another one. More on that soon," GameSpot quoted Tony Key, senior vice president of marketing and sales at Ubisoft.
Far Cry 3 was released in December 2012 and since February 2013 it sold 4.5 million units. It also received critical acclaim from critics and was nominated for and bagged several gaming awards.
The most recent installment of Far Cry series was a stand-alone expansion of Far Cry 3 titled Blood Dragon, which was a retro-themed game with cyborgs and dragons. The game was set in a fictional year of 2007, when Russian and U.S. waged a nuclear war and was made in an 80s-inspired VHS vision of the future.
Martinez is a well-known music composer and is best known for his association with Steven Soderbergh in several notable films, such as "Sex, Lies, and Videotape", "Traffic", "Solaris" and "Contagion".