Ubisoft seems intent to turn all of its franchises into money-making live-service games. We already know that the next instalment in the Assassin’s Creed series dubbed “Infinity” is taking the live-service approach but according to a new report, so is the next Far Cry game.
The news comes from Jeff Grubb who is a well-sourced and reliable gaming insider. Grubb commented on the recent departure of Far Cry creative director Dan Hay who has overseen the series development for over ten years at Ubisoft. Dan Hay announced that he was leaving the studio to explore new opportunities.
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According to Grubb, Ubisoft plans on rebooting the Far Cry series in a similar fashion to the next Assassin’s Creed Infinity. Basically, the new Far Cry game will feature an ever-expanding, always online model similar to games like Destiny and Warzone.
Dan Hay was overseeing the next Far Cry, which is intended as a Far Cry live-service project similar to Assassin’s Creed Infinity. https://t.co/0x46iDRqnJ
— Jeff Grubb (@JeffGrubb) November 11, 2021
While details are scarce at the moment on this new Far Cry project, the news doesn’t come as a surprise. Ubisoft has been testing out this live-service approach with mostly all of its IPs in recent years. The company has turned its Ghost Recon series into a live-service game, the recent Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla is also borderline live-service at this point. Ubisoft has released multiple DLC packs, cosmetic items and free game updates for the game.
Of course, we are still a few years away from seeing or hearing anything about this new Far Cry live-service game. However, the move might be beneficial in the long run for Ubisoft. The most recent Far Cry 6 release was a fun game, but it felt way too familiar and played it safe. A reboot might be the thing the series needs. You can watch our Far Cry 6 video review below: