Ubisoft Reveals Far Cry 4 in Latest Earnings Report
Typically, various gaming developers and producers will hold earnings calls to let investors (and others) know of their financial growth/decline over the previous quarter, and later release a compilation essentially touting their success to the world. Normally, these reports aren't much cause for interest, as many gamers only care about games, as opposed to talk of statistics and estimations.
This year, however, Ubisoft have decided to do something different. In their earnings report, they announced and locked down a release date for the next entry in the Far Cry series, making it number four. To be released on November 18th for modern consoles and PCs, it takes place in Kyrat, a “breathtaking, perilous and wild region of the Himalayas struggling under the regime of a despotic self-appointed king.” Few other details about the game were released, but if the previous entries in the series are any indication (the original Far Cry notwithstanding), madness and the descent of humanity will likely feature prominently in this entry, along with an array of stunning scenery and weaponry.
While I doubt that Ubisoft would be short-sighted enough to stop producing more entries in the Far Cry series after the runaway success and acclaim of the third entry, with E3 less than a month away, it seems almost premature to announce a game in this fashion. Certainly, there were few hints dropped earlier this year, but even so, as more details are discovered and released in the coming months, rest assured that we will have them.