Tony Key (Ubisoft’s senior vice president on marketing and sales) recently spoke to Gamespot to talk about the critical success of Far Cry 3 and its successor Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.
“We’re totally psyched from Far Cry 3. It’s a great brand, and now it’s got the recognition it deserves, so we’re clearly going to make another one: more on that soon.” Oh Tony you tease! Hanging Far Cry 4 news in front of my face is like hanging a steak in front of a Lion, I want it! He went on to mention how Ubisoft feel that open world games “represent the future of, you know, gaming, and that’s where we’re investing huge portions of our resources – because we believe that that is what consumers want.” And who could argue with that? Far Cry 3 had a great open world that was astonishing and beautiful each time you booted it up, hopefully this’ll remain true for Far Cry 4 too.
It is true however that Far Cry 3 did brilliantly well scoring an average of 9 across the board from most recognisable sites and magazines. Blood Dragon did nearly as well with most giving it an 8.5. Personally I felt the game was actually brilliant and nothing short of 9, the story with Vaas (who essentially was The Joker but with a tan) kept me on the edge of my seat and Jason Brody’s own transformation was something spectacular to behold. For me the only hold back was I felt the story got a bit boring when you were faced with Hoyt, but thats only my opinion.
In the same talk Tony also mentioned the Prince of Persia titles saying “Prince of Persia, it’s got a really strong legacy with Ubisoft and it’s still there. We have nothing to announce, but, you know, we haven’t sold it off or given it away, so be patient. I know that’s hard!”. So its sounds like the folks down at Ubisoft may be brainstorming up the next premise for Prince of Persia but who knows when we’ll hear more?
Let us know what you loved about the Far Cry series so far and maybe what sort of terrain you’d like to see the next one set?