Alex Hutchinson, the director of Far Cry 4 has confirmed that his next game won’t be Far Cry 5. Instead, it will be a small passion project. In an interview with CVG, Hutchinson said:
“I’ve got clearance along with a bunch of people from Assassin’s Creed III and Assassin’s Creed IV to go off and do something new. The challenge then is to keep costs down and make something that competes at a high level, without saying ‘we need a thousand people for a new IP!'”
This isn’t the first time that a Far Cry director has made a new IP. Patrick Plourde, the director of Far Cry 3 followed up that game with Child of Light, a small but profitable digital title.
Hutchinson isn’t ready to reveal his next project just yet but he hopes he can announce it next year.