Ubisoft has officially announced Far Cry 5, the brand new game in the open-world first-person shooter series. The game was revealed just before the company’s earnings call when it was also confirmed that it will be out during the current fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2018.
— Ubisoft UK (@UbisoftUK) May 16, 2017
No more details are known at this moment, so as of yet the location of Far Cry 5 and the time period, it is set in remain a mystery. Ubisoft said we’ll learn more about the game at the E3. It declined to address a question about dubious rumors suggesting the game may be a western.
Ubisoft confirmed a new Far Cry was in development but indicated that it wasn’t necessarily planned for 2017.
“We believe Alpha for these games needs to be one year before release,” explained editorial VP Tommy Francois. “We’re trying to achieve that. That’s super f***ing blunt, I don’t even know if I’m allowed to say this. This is the goal we’re going for: Alpha one year before, more quality, more polish. So if this means biting the [bullet] and not having an Assassin’s game or a Far Cry [in 2017], f*** it.”