Far Cry 5 will release in September 2017 and will be set in the 19th Century Wild West, if the latest rumours are to be believed.
Nothing has been confirmed yet, so the following is just purely speculation; it may seem tenuous, but it does sound convincing when you piece it all together.
Several days ago a Montana newspaper published an article about a live-action film crew working in a small town church. The easiest assumption is that they were filming for Red Dead Redemption 2, however Kotaku’s Jason Schreier doubted this from the start, saying: “This is all very vague so I don’t want to put the wrong pieces together and make an educated guess that turns out to be incorrect, but just to help prevent too many people from getting excited, I don’t think this is RDR2; I think it’s the next game game in a different series that I’ve heard is set in a location that sounds a lot like this. Rockstar doesn’t do live-action trailers, after all.”
It was then revealed that Jedd Guillot was directing the trailer, the man who previously worked with Ubisoft on Driver and Red Steel 2. In an interview with the aforementioned paper, the Great Falls Tribune, Guillot mentioned that the game they were filming for was “a sequel to an existing global franchise”, and is set to release in September this year.
Whilst this still doesn’t all add up to a Far Cry with no name, the fact that a poll which Ubisoft sent to players last year regarding future settings for the series contained the option “Spaghetti Western style set in the 19th century Americas” proves the idea has been brewing for some time.
Nothing is concrete here, and with Ubisoft looking set to release a new Assassin’s Creed title soon, and Red Dead Redemption 2 certain to reign supreme this year when it comes to the Wild West setting, it would be highly surprising if the theorised Far Cry 5 released in September 2017.
One thing’s for certain, though; with the unbelievable year we’ve had for video games so far, don’t count anything out.
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