Ubisoft has revealed that they are currently working on Far Cry 4 and that more details about the new installment would be provided soon.
Tony Key, Ubisoft’s senior vice president of marketing and sales believes that the success of Far Cry 3 demands another addition to the franchise. “We’re totally psyched from [Far Cry 3]. It’s a great brand, and now it’s got the recognition it deserves, so we’re clearly going to make another one: more on that soon,” he told GameSpot.
Key continued stating how Ubisoft considers open-world titles to be the future of gaming.
“I think open world can represent the future of, you know, gaming, and that’s where we’re investing huge portions of our resources–because we believe that that is what consumers want.”
Far Cry 3 was released in late 2012 and featured its signature open-world environment. The game was surprisingly better than what we had to endure with Far Cry 2. I must confess that I previously expected something linear and monotonous like Far Cry 2 and hence didn’t get my hopes high. However, Far Cry 3 saw to better writing, memorable characters and new found freedom which we hadn’t seen in the series before.
Additionally Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon was an icing on the cake. A product of the developer’s boredom resulted in a popular 80’s themed spin-off shooter which also saw to great sales.