Recently Eurogamer was able to get their hands on some interesting information regarding the next instalment in the Far Cry franchise. Whilst the series so far has taken place in hot, usually tropical environments, the next game will be set in the icy conditions of the Himalayas. The gameplay is said to remain very similar to the 3rd game in the series, with many different outposts for players to liberate. However it will also feature some new mechanics, perhaps the most interesting being the ability to ride around the world on an elephant. Another source, Superannuation, revealed on twitter that the game may also feature some monster type enemies for the player to deal with.
Whilst we do not know the exact release date of Far Cry 4, the rumours suggest that Ubisoft wants it in stores before the end of their next financial year, which finishes on March 31 2015. At this point an early 2015 release date is said to be more likely than a holiday 2014 one. Expect the game to be officially announced at E3 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Eurogamer’s sources were unable to confirm whether the game would release for last gen consoles as well.
Alongside Far Cry 4 Ubisoft will also be using E3 to show off more of Tom Clancy’s The Division and The Crew, as well as revealing more information on the two Assassin’s Creed games slated for this Fall. Given the immensely positive reaction to the announcement of The Division last year and to Watchdogs the year before, it is not unreasonable to expect another surprise announcement of some sort.