Far Cry 4 Could Get Its Own Blood Dragon-Style Spinoff

Ubisoft is "talking about it," but such a game likely wouldn't be the same as the '80s action movie satire.

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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon turned out to be a delightful surprise last year, using the core of the very solid Far Cry 3 as the basis for a standalone spinoff game that was free to do something very different--satirize '80s action movies. Something similar could happen with Far Cry 4, but if it does, Ubisoft would like for it "to be surprising."

Asked about the possibility of creating another Blood Dragon-style spinoff, Far Cry 4 creative director Alex Hutchinson had an encouraging answer for Red Bull: "We're talking about it… you never know."

Blood Dragon, a $15 download-only game released five months after Far Cry 3, sold quite well--within two months it had reached 500,000 sales. (A physical version was later released.) Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said at the time Blood Dragon had also spurred on sales of Far Cry 3 proper, and considering sales of most games taper off not along after launch, that no doubt made the publisher very happy.

If Ubisoft decides it does want to offer a standalone spinoff again, it might not offer precisely the same kind of over-the-top, neon-infused style as Blood Dragon. "The goal would be to be surprising, so it wouldn't be another Blood Dragon," Hutchinson said, "but hopefully something equally as odd and left field.”

Far Cry 4 launches next month, on November 18, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

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