Over a number of years we've explored -- in-depth -- where we think Ubisoft Montreal
(and support studios) could
take the Far Cry
franchise to next. From Australia
with other explorations and deep-dives on the series in between. This time around, we've honed our design exploration skills to another frontier, and it's a wild one, too.
Without remaining too coy, we've decided that with Far Cry 5's
rich and creative fictional Hope County
married against the true history of the state of Montana
and taking into account Far Cry New Dawn's
setting, that rounding out both games with a third act in prequel form, would be a fantastic idea with an aim to also test out new gameplay ideas against tried and tested Far Cry-isms
Here's a snippet:
During my panel with Dan and James, I asked a question about how they felt seeing other studios and gaming ventures who had borrowed, lightly or heavily, from Far Cry. Was it pride or frustration? The initial response was that in their formative years it would have been along the lines of “you sons of bitches, you stole our ideas”, but contemporarily, they see it as a boon -- though they were quick to point out that it would be creatively frustrating (in a positive way) to see a studio do something “better than we did”.
Chick here for our latest deep-dive
To this point, I posit that the studio maintains this more contemporary disposition and equally borrows from elsewhere -- just foundationally, for at least the first part of what I propose for Far Cry: Hope County. And where I’d be looking is Metro Exodus… bear with me here.
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