A new Far Cry game will be announced at this year’s The Game Awards, but this sequel seems to be closer to a standalone expansion than a full, independent installment.
The trailer accompanying the announcement teases the story of what happens to Far Cry 5‘s world (spoiler warning) after its nuclear apocalypse, following the life of a buzzsaw thrown into nature by the explosion. After the fallout subsides, we see the saw picked up and used in an improvised crossbow, suggesting a post-apocalyptic wasteland setting in the vein of the Mad Max movies, or the Fallout or Rage games.
Tune in for a worldwide reveal at #TheGameAwards on December 6, at 5:30PM PST/8:30PM EST.
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A drastic twist in setting while remaining rooted to the systems of a particular mainline installment is very reminiscent of what fans saw in Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. That standalone title was met with resounding praise, so it makes sense Ubisoft would take a second shot at it. If this apocalyptic Far Cry is more of a full game, it will likely fall along the lines of Far Cry Primal, which used much of the structure of Far Cry 4, but had more identity in its gameplay than Blood Dragon. Whatever the game’s status, it is confirmed to be coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
The Game Awards 2018 will begin at 5:30 p.m. PT on December 6th. This show is slated to have more game announcements than any year prior, with reveals already teased for a Crash Team Racing remaster, Fortnite content, a new Obsidian RPG, and more, in addition to this new Far Cry project.