A post-apocalyptic Far Cry will be revealed at The Game Awards – here’s a teaser trailer
Ubisoft is now in the business of spoiling its own surprises – a new Far Cry project is on the way, and it’ll be properly announced at The Game Awards. We don’t know if this is a full sequel or a smaller spin-off, but a teaser trailer does give us the basic details. Whatever form the new project takes, Far Cry is going post-apocalyptic.
The teaser trailer below opens with a picturesque farm and a voiceover saying “none of us were ready for the end.” Then a mushroom cloud erupts in the background and we’re treated to seens of fire and destruction as the voice laments a world “turned cold and dark.” Then some hints of a nuclear winter, a post-apocalyptic desert, and finally “a new world in bloom.” The trailer’s closing shots show someone picking through fields of flowers for bits of scrap, using them to construct what looks like a buzzsaw-flinging slingshot.
A full reveal for this new title will come among The Game Awards announcements, though exactly what form it’ll take remains to be seen. Previous Far Cry spin-offs have gone weird at various scales, like Blood Dragon’s bite-sized take on the 80s or Far Cry Primal’s more fully-featured trip to prehistory. Ubisoft’s press release refers to this as “a new Far Cry game,” but offers no other details.
The barn in the opening looks very much like a part of Far Cry 5’s fictionalised Montana, and that may suggest we’ll see the existing map heavily dressed up in a re-bloomed post-apocalypse. That’d put the scope of this project right in line with Far Cry Primal, which made use of a heavily edited FC4 map to serve as its basic setting. The weapon construction shown also suggests we’ll have a big emphasis on scrounging and crafting.
If the trailer embed above doesn’t work, you can find a mirror here. Whatever form this project takes, our upcoming PC games list will get another entry in the Far Cry series very soon – not to mention the myriad other titles due to be announced at The Game Awards tomorrow night.