Far Cry Survey Seeks Ideas on Future Settings, From Vampires to Vietnam

Ubisoft questionnaire outlines possible direction series could take; Includes Jurassic Park and Mad Max-style post-apocalypse.

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Publisher Ubisoft appears to have issued a survey to some of its customers, asking them what they would like to see in future Far Cry games.

The questionnaire, brought to light by Eurogamer, offers a broad range of scenarios for fans to approve or dismiss. Ideas include "a Far Cry game where you can fight against or join vampires", as well as "a Mad Max-style post-apocalyptic world", and even "a Far Cry game set in the modern day on a Jurassic Park-style island with dinosaurs".

While the survey does not offer solid information on what approach Ubisoft Montreal will take for its next Far Cry game, it does suggest that those in charge of the franchise are keeping an open-mind on where the series could go.

Other possible scenarios in the survey include real-world settings such as Peru and Alaska, as well as moments in history such as the Vietnam War.

Work on Far Cry 4 commenced during the latter stages of the Far Cry 3 project--a common process of tandem game development that, if continued, means that a bulk of work on the next Far Cry project is already completed. That would suggest, though not confirm, that information from this survey would not apply to the next game in the series, but those beyond that.

Far Cry 4 shipped in November on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and last-gen consoles to generally positive critical reception. GameSpot's Far Cry 4 review suggested the open-world FPS "represents the good, the bad, and ugly of video games all at once."

"It's awesome and messy and dumb and fun and annoying and gross and beautiful," the review concluded.

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