The next Far Cry game may be going full spaghetti western

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It’s inevitable that Ubisoft will pump out another Far Cry game. The series is still solid, they sell well and they can cover pretty much any theme under the sun. We’ve had regular Far Cry experiences set amidst tropical islands, African Savannahs (SKIET DIE BLIKSEM!) and the high altitude of the far East. The best Far Cry games however, are the ones that take familiar ideas and go wild with them. Trust me, you’ll also want a Blood Dragon tattoo spread across your back after you’ve played that spin-off.

So what’s on the menu for Far Cry 5 after the last spin-off took the series to more prehistoric times? According to the latest rumours, a game that focuses on the good, the bad and the ugly of the franchise.Pardon me while I hum a familiar tune. WAAAWAAHHHWAWAAHAWAAH…WWAAAAHHHWAAAWAAHAHAWAAHHHAAAA…

Ahem. Anyway, get a load of this rumour. According to the Great Falls Tribune via VG247, a live-action trailer was recently shot near a church in the Montana Prairie. According to producer Jeff Guillot who was on location, the shoot was for an upcoming video game due to be released in September. A game whose production “stretched more than 5,000 miles from California to Montana” and happens to be “a sequel to an existing global franchise.”

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Normally, you’d have two options for such a description. Either Red Dead Redemption 2 or *shudder* a new Call of Juarez.The conspiracy theorists however, point to Guillot’s work with Ubisoft in the past for promotional campaigns on Red Steel 2, Driver and Rabbids (Thanks Nerdbite!). Put two and two together, and you have Far Cry. The link between the shoot and the rumour comes from a 2015 poll wherein Ubisoft asked players if they’d be interested in “a game in the Spaghetti Western style set in the 19th century Americas” for Far Cry 5.

“Yes” I shouted, while slapping the plastic pop-gun next to my side at the time. Anyway, sounds largely plausible to me, but take it all with a massive pinch of salt until confirmed. As an avid western fan, I can’t get enough of the genre so hells yeah I’m down for a Western Far Cry. Which we’ll probably see more of next month at E3, a sentence you’re going to read quite often in the build-up to the Wrestlemania of gaming shows.

We don’t really buy it though. With Red Dead Redemption coming this year apparently, going up against that would be foolhardy. While we’re certain there’s a new Far Cry coming this year, we don’t think it’s quite going to be a western.

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Last Updated: May 9, 2017

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  • Hammersteyn

    I can dig a western set in the Bloodragon universe, but going head to head with Rockstar is madness

  • Admiral Chief

    That header……..stuff of nightmares

  • Peter Pan

    This year may just be an Assassin’s Creed game – remember how Fallout came out of the blue at E3 for release in the same year! It just has to be an Assassin’s game. Far Cry was last year, and Assassin’s Creed is their only other perennial game. I say Far Cry – 2018 – Assassin’s Creed – 2017!

  • Dutch Matrix

    FarCry Cowboys en kroeks edition? I can get with that!

  • Steffmeister

    The only Far Cry I really liked was Primal. Maybe I will like a western FC too, but if it comes out close to RDR2 I might just forget that Far Cry in the Wild West even exists.

  • Magoo

    Far Cry is my favourite franchise. I don’t care what they do, I just want more.

  • Jim of the Banana

    I’d play it, but I really want a sequel to far cry primal.

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