Far Cry 5 Officially Confirmed
Ubisoft's first-person shooter series returns.
Ubisoft has officially announced Far Cry 5, the newest entry in its open-world first-person shooter series. The game was revealed just before the company's earnings call, when it was also confirmed that it will be out during the current fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2018.
There are no further details, so as of yet the location of Far Cry 5 and the time period it is set in remain a mystery. During the call, Ubisoft said we'll learn more about the game "very soon," which may point to an E3 reveal. It declined to address a question about dubious rumors suggesting the game may be a western.
The last entry in the series was Far Cry: Primal, which launched in 2016 and was set in prehistoric times. This was considered a spinoff instead of a new mainline entry in the series. In September of that year, Ubisoft confirmed a new Far Cry was in development but indicated that it wasn't necessarily planned for 2017.
"We believe Alpha for these games needs to be one year before release," explained editorial VP Tommy Francois. "We're trying to achieve that. That's super f***ing blunt, I don't even know if I'm allowed to say this. This is the goal we're going for: Alpha one year before, more quality, more polish. So if this means biting the [bullet] and not having an Assassin's game or a Far Cry [in 2017], f*** it."
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