Each Far Cry game released by Ubisoft so far has enjoyed widespread popularity from gamers and acclaimed by critics. The best part in every Far Cry game is the setting that Ubisoft chooses. We loved Far Cry 2's wild Africa setting, followed by the maniacal Vaas in Far Cry 3 and the exotic Nepal setting for Far Cry 4.
Each game has had a story to tell with intense gameplay mechanics that improved with each title. No wonder, these days you can even ride a blooming elephant in the game (Far Cry 4) and inflict havoc on all those who stand in your way.
However, Far Cry 4 is now a thing of the past and fans are already gearing up to find what the next instalment in the series will bring.
As expected, rumours are flying thick and fast, starting from a probable release date for the game, to the kind of setting the new Far Cry game will have.
Nonetheless, let's take a look at everything we know about the game so far:
- Information gleaned from the Internet suggests the new game will be an improvement over the previously released Far Cry 4 in almost every respect , starting from major gameplay tweaks to variations in the overall map structure.
- Some of the rumours are completely over the top. For instance, there's a rumour the new Far Cry will feature dinosaurs in the game. Well, dinosaurs aren't anything new, as we saw in Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. But maybe, the dinos will have a more extensive role this time around.
- As of now, a probable release date for the game is still hazy. While some reports claim that the game will be released no sooner than 2016, others say Ubisoft would like to keep a time barrier between the release of two Far Cry titles back-to-back and will release the game in 2018.
- This one is not necessarily a rumour. Recently, Ubisoft and its development team conducted a survey among handpicked Far Cry fans, hinting about the fifth instalment in the series. The survey threw up more than 10 variants of locations where they would love to play the next Far Cry game.
- Based on the findings of the survey conducted among Far Cry 4 fans, Ubisoft suggested several setting implementations such as the Peru jungles; islands that would resemble the ones in Jurassic park; introduction of vampires and zombies; a probable Vietnam War setting, among other things.
- Talking about variations in in-game maps, many fans would rather prefer varied map locations rather than a single chunk of a large map. There have been talks about how the new Far Cry could finally deviate from the customary offering and introduce two or three varied playable maps, with the option to move around between them.
Sadly enough, that's all we know about the new Far Cry until now and hope to get more juicy tidbits soon.
Stay tuned for more updates!