There's Bad News For Far Cry 7 Fans
From the mountainous Kyrat to the remote and rural Hope County, the idyllic island of Yara to the prehistoric horrors the Land of Oros brought, Ubisoft's Far Cry franchise is nothing if not inventive when it comes to its locales. Each new entry in the adventure series conjures up a new and fanciful land - that's usually ruled by some sort of tyrannical despot.
It was much of the same with 2021's Far Cry 6, as we tried to save Yara from El Presidente Anton Castillo. Even some 18 years after we first met Jack Carver, Far Cry continues to surprise us. Who'd have thought you'd be able to kill someone with a flying CD of the Macarena? Sadly, you might be waiting a while to see what's next.
What's Going On With Far Cry 7?
Much like Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed, Far Cry games release on a regular cycle every couple of years. Well, at least they used to. Usually, Far Cry lands every four years, although we've also spin-offs like Primal and New Dawn to fill in The gaps. We've had a series of Far Cry 6 DLCs, but for now, this could be the end of the road.
Remembering that there were around 18 months between Far Cry 6's reveal and release, it's not a good sign that we've not heard so much as a whisper about a mythical Far Cry 7 announcement. Problems are compounded by a Kotaku report that paints a pretty damning picture of Ubisoft's current state right now. Sources told the site that "some of its [Ubisoft] biggest projects continue to face upheaval, delays, or be trapped in development hell."
Three sources familiar with Ubisoft's slate list Far Cry 7, Ghost Recon, and the next Assassin's Creed as being "further out than Ubisoft has previously planned." The troubles are exemplified by claims that one of Assassin's Creed Valhalla's planned DLC has been turned into a standalone to (hopefully) act as a stop-gap between entries. Unfortunately, it doesn't sound like Far Cry is getting the same treatment.
What's Next For Far Cry?
But what's a few years between friends? These days, we've become too used to games releasing on a regular cycle. As well as COVID-19 upturning the industry and throwing schedules into disarray, there have been a number of allegations facing the likes of Ubisoft and Activision Blizzard. It makes sense that these companies are focusing on their own internal problems instead of just churning out games in hopes of making a quick buck. Then again, there's still an element of that.
There is a silver lining to all of this - which might explain why Ubisoft is holding off on any major reveals right now. We've only just reported how the troubled publisher could be up for sale and be the next big acquisition by the likes of Microsoft or Sony. If someone does snap up the gaming powerhouse, expect Far Cry to continue being at the forefront of the publisher's IPs and one massive selling point. As for the dormant franchise, we guess it's back to bizarre crossovers with Stranger Things.