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Rumor: Far Cry 5 to be a Spaghetti Western

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With E3 right around the corner, the rumor mill is spinning at record pace with talk of AAA titles whispered by the wind, or sources.

Among the latest of these rumors soars talk of Far Cry 5, the latest in a series that debuted in 2004. Speculation holds that Far Cry 5 will take place in the nitty gritty American west, specifically the northwest in Montana. A picture was leaked depicting a few Westerners in picturesque cowboy hats and garb most stereotypically associated with cowboys in the West. The photo can be seen below.

Spaghetti Western Pic (Far Cry 5 Rumor Pic)

Jeff Guillot, a producer for 2016’s Far Cry Primal, said the photo is related to the sequel to one of Ubisoft’s existing global franchises. Guillot produced a live action trailer for Far Cry Primal. Rumors claim Guillot will also be producing a live action trailer for Far Cry 5 using a drone to record “a man fighting with another man near a hanging bell as a train rolled by on the tracks a half-mile away.”

Naturally, a Spaghetti Western themed title produced by Ubisoft would be hard-pressed to compete with Rockstar’s upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2. However, Jason Schreier, a known insider for Kotaku, has all but confirmed that the leak is not Red Dead Redemption 2, but Far Cry 5.

Adding to the rumors’ steam is the result of 2015’s poll, taken by Ubisoft, in which one of the options was the possibility of a Spaghetti Western themed Far Cry set in late Nineteenth Century America.

Ubisoft has yet to confirm or deny any of the rumors, but fans and sources speculate the company will announce a couple titles at E3 2017. Along with Far Cry 5, the return of Assassin’s Creed is said to be on Ubisoft’s agenda, which is also rumored to be revealed at E3.

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Animal Farm Developer Talks Challenges of Adaptation

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Animal Farm

While details of the upcoming Animal Farm game remain scant, one of the key developers, Imre Jele, has opened up about the process of adapting George Orwell’s classic text.

Jele took to the stage during University College London’s recent event ‘Rebel? Prophet? Relic? Perspectives on George Orwell in 2019’ to discuss the inspirations and challenges the team has faced. While no transcript of the talk is available, sources from the event took to Twitter to share some of Jele’s insights.

Perhaps most notable is the statement (via the event’s official Twitter page) that “We didn’t want Animal Farm in space—we just wanted Animal Farm, as it was in the text.” This desire separates the project from other adaptations such as Dante’s Inferno or American McGee’s Alice that take considerable liberties with their source material. At the same time, the political nature of the book means that the game should offer more than simple entertainment:

However, these goals are complicated by the fact that, according to Jele (via The Orwell Foundation) that the team is “constantly encountering the problem: at what point in the story would Orwell allow the the reader—the player—to make choices?”

Jele also discussed his own history with the book, which he first experienced as a child in Russian-occupied Hungary, and how it related to his family’s political opinions.

The game was first announced almost two years ago and described as an “adventure-tycoon” experience, though relatively few concrete details have yet been made available. At present, only a PC launch is confirmed with consoles a possibility, while no release window has been announced.

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