The Far Cry series has been going strong since the first game debuted back in 2004. And although a long time has passed since that game’s protagonist raided the Polynesian archipelago and fought off grotesque creatures and sadistic mercenaries in lushly detailed jungles, Far Cry is still as popular as ever.
Later games featured even more exotic settings than the first: Far Cry 2 took place in the African savannah, Far Cry 3 in the South Pacific Rook islands, and its slightly too similar sequel Far Cry 4 took us to Kyrat, a fictional Asian country in the middle of a civil war. Meanwhile, spin-off Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon had an over the top sci-fi setting, while 2016’s Far Cry Primal rewound the clock to the Stone Age.
The more recent Far Cry 5 did not feature an exotic setting though: it took place in rural Montana, where players had to defeat a ruthless cult led by its megalomaniacal leader Joseph Seed, but nonetheless was another great entry in the series as we pointed out in our review.
Ubisoft recently dropped a trailer teasing its next Far Cry game, one that will share the Montana setting of this year’s entry as can be seen in the video below.
This doesn’t seem to be another major entry in the series (that is, Far Cry 6), but rather more of a follow-up to Far Cry 5, a spin-off game a la Far Cry Primal or Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon.
Because it’s too soon for Ubisoft to be teasing Far Cry 6 now, even if the French company did release two major entries of its other big franchise in a row (this year’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey came a year after 2017’s Assassin’s Creed Origins).
There’s not long to wait until the game’s full reveal though, which will take place during the Game Awards show, which kicks off on December 6. Hopefully this will be another great entry in the series, and if this new Far Cry game manages to live up to this year’s Far Cry 5 then fans of the series and those who enjoy first-person shooter games surely are in for a treat when it hits shelves.
Update: Ubisoft has now revealed Far Cry New Dawn, a post-apocalyptic Far Cry game which is set to debut on February 15, 2019 (see trailer below).