Far Cry could be going in some strange directions, judging by a survey its creator recently sent out that Eurogamer got its hands on.
According to their report, longtime Far Cry developer Ubisoft sent out a questionnaire to Far Cry 4players, part of which asked what other settings and premises they might be interested in. Eurogamer included a page from the survey in its report with some options that sound pretty tantalising for fans of the shooter series:
- A Far Cry game in remote Alaska about surviving extreme wilderness
- A Far Cry game in a futuristic, sci-fi setting on another planet
- A Far Cry game set in the Vietnam war during the 1960s
- A Far Cry game set in the cocaine trafficking jungles of Peru
- A Far Cry game where you can fight against or join vampires
- A Far Cry game in the Spaghetti Western style set in the late 19th century Americas
- A Far Cry game that is set during a zombie outbreak
- Blood Dragon 2: A sequel to Blood Dragon with more Rex Power Colt
- A Far Cry game set in a Mad Max style post-apocalyptic world
- A Far Cry game in the present day on a Jurassic Park style island of dinosaurs
- A Far Cry game based on the world of Shangri-La from Far Cry
Before you get too excited by the idea of cocaine-smuggling vampire zombie dinosaurs from space, there are a few quick qualifications to consider here. I wasn’t able to confirm the details of the survey first-hand, so I can’t say for sure if these details are accurate. I also don’t know if the survey is being conducted to help the developer settle on ideas for future expansions to Far Cry 4, or make a full-blown sequel at some later date. Or both at the same time, I guess.
Also, the fact that Ubisoft is surveying some Far Cry 4 players doesn’t tell us anything about what the company is planning to do with that information. We’ve full of more hints than a Prima guide”. But we can’t say if Ubisoft will use the Far Cry feedback it gathers in a similar way. Or if they will use it all, which would be really disappointing. Because, come on: who doesn’t want a Far Cry game that’s pretty much a next-gen version of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, only with more zombies, sexy vampires and cocaine dealers thrown into the mix?