[UPDATE: It appears the new game in question is called Far Cry Primal according to an early (since removed) Tweet. We will provide a real update when the announcement is official.]
It’s been almost a year since Far Cry 4 released and left players fighting for survival again and gamers are more than ready for another installment in the survival action franchise. Both Far Cry 3 and Far Cry 4 made their way to the top of many game of the year lists during their era and console and PC gamers alike both love a good Far Cry challenge. Ubisoft has been coy about confirming the next installment in the series, but a mysterious live stream may finally reveal some details about the game.
Ubisoft began a livesteam today that, so far, isn’t full of very much content. The stream is a steady shot of what appears to be a cave wall with paintings of a hunter wielding a bow and a torch. The stream’s title “Ubisoft Announcement” doesn’t offer many clues either.
The only real info surrounding the stream is a link back to the publisher’s website and one teaser phrase…
“Survival is timeless.”
So far, there is no confirmation that the announcement is tied to the Far Cry franchise, but that is by far the most popular opinion on social media. The reference to survival in the tagline definitely related to the themes of the Far Cry series, so it seems like a logical leap to think that the announcement will have something to do with the series. It does seem strange to announce a new installment for a series as popular as Far Cry outside of a major event like E3, but perhaps the development wasn’t far enough along earlier this summer.
Some fans who want to speculate even further are guessing that the game will be a version of Far Cry set in the past. The cave drawings and the timeless reference both do seem to suggest that this game will either take place in the distant past or a ruined future where society has been rebooted.
We’ll keep an on the livestream as the image continues zooming in and out of the cave wall until a real announcement arrives. Stay tuned for updates as Ubisoft eventually drops some kind of massive announcement on fans.
What do you think Ubisoft is planning to announce? Do you think a new installment in the Far Cry franchise is on the way? Let us know in the comments.