Far Cry Could Be Going In Some Crazy Directions

Far Cry Could Be Going In Some Crazy Directions

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 previouslyreported on similar surveys that were conducted for the Assassin's Creed series, and at one point found one that was "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?

via Eurogamer

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    Alaska, Peru or Vietnam sound like they could be interesting. The rest are meh.

    I'm more concerned about what they do with the actual game more so than the setting. As much as I liked Far Cry 4, it was not much more than a map pack for Far Cry 3... the game barely changed. If they serve up the same thing for a 3rd time in a row then I doubt I'll get it, regardless of the setting.

    Although at least they're smart enough to give it a couple of years between games rather than running it into the ground like they've done with Assassin's Creed.

    No love for the Australian outback?

      You could almost argue that a Mad Max style setting suffices for Australian outback.

        lol true, but are the developers of Just Cause still making that Mad Max game?

        I was thinking a more modern Australia setting with a coastal, bushland and red dessert regions. Not known for much conflict, so not sure who they could have as the villain/enemies, but we have all the deadly animals already.

          But which dessert would it be? Red velvet? Strawberry jam tart? Toffee apple?

      I was thinking the other day - a Far Cry set during penal colony times would be amazing

      Although looking at this list I would pay top dollar for more Rex Power Colt

      I'm not sure that Oz would be suitable, since animals now play quite a significant role in the franchise, and there are very few large land predators over here.

        No, but the small ones... They'll get you every time. Forget fighting of eagles and honey badgers, try and fight off the snakes and the readbacks.

        Personally I'd prefer to see a step away from the animal hunting and more man-shooting, perhaps developed to a bit more depth. Factions, population consequences, notoriety, etc. FC3 picked just a pack of asshole animals and chucked them together, and FC4 explained away the truly absurd wildlife aggression with some shit about polluted environments, but it's getting to be a bit much when you really have to wonder how there's anyone left alive in a country where any and all passerby civilians not armed with a fucking light machinegun will die within minutes of you following them around to see what happens to them.

    Please, let it not be another zombie game.

    Preventing infection from random zombie eagle attacks would be impossible.

    A Far Cry game in remote Alaska about surviving extreme wilderness

    This is the only one that is remotely interesting and somewhat original. Well maybe that and the vietnam setting idea, but that's been done before a bunch of times.

    While I do like the idea of another solid western game (after Red Dead of course), and a jurassic park style open world dino game is cool, I'm just not sure.

    Alaska: Meh, probably too similar to FC4.

    Sci-Fi: Sure, why not? Just think of all the Outland zones in World of Warcraft. So many POSSIBILITIES, man.

    Vietnam: Meh, probably too similar to FC2/3.

    Peru: Meh, probably too similar to FC3.

    Vampires: Fuckyes. Bonus points if in Victorian-era Europe setting, but World-of-Darkness Masquerade style or Blade styles have potential.

    Western: I think so. Dollars trilogy meets Red-Dead in 1st person?

    Zombies: Fuckyes. Look, I JUST. CAN'T. HELP. MYSELF. Zombies are crack to me and I buy zombie games no matter what. I'm just not one of those, "Ugh, can we move on from zombies?" hipsters, they are eternal, and will never get old.

    Blood Dragon 2: Ennh... I'll play it, obviously, but y'know... we've already heard this joke before. Will it be as good hearing it the second time?

    Mad Max: Oh, you mean like what I thought id's Rage would be like? Hellyes.

    Dinosaurs: Enh... Maybe, but I don't think so. None of the indies going for the same thing seem to be doing it right, and Evolve wasn't knocking my socks off either. Could be too much like FC3/4. Frankly, I prefer shooting men to animals.

    Shangri-La: No. It was neat IN FC4, but it gets pretty old pretty fast.

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    Do Hindu demons and island voodoo powers not represent crazy directions themselves?

    Give me Dinosaurs with Lasers... I'm set.

      Have you played Blood Dragon yet?!

        Yes, hence my desire for more ahahahaha. I just love 80's film making and aesthetics.

    I don't mind setting, I'd probably play any of them; what it needs is a shake-up in terms of gameplay and content.

    Still, to my mind Blood Dragon is one of the better 'expansions' ever released and I'd gladly play the bejeezus out of BD2 - especially if they got Power Glove to do the soundtrack again!

    Did Far Cry's very early development feature dinosaurs or am I getting that confused with some other vaguely similar game?

    Anything that resembles Fallout 3 is good with me.

    A Far Cry game that is set during a zombie outbreak? really? REALLY??!!

    How many redbacks do you have to skin to upgrade a backpack?

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