Ubisoft reportedly working on Far Cry 7 and an Escape from Tarkov-like multiplayer game
Far Cry 6 was, for all intents and purposes, a bog-standard Far Cry game that repeated the same tropes debuted by Far Cry 3. It received all of its post-launch content about a year after its October 2021 launch and is unlikely to receive any more. According to industry insider Tom Henderson, Ubisoft is now working on Far Cry 7.
Titled Project Blackbird, Far Cry 7 will ditch the tried-and-tested Dunia engine and transition to Snowdrop, the same engine that powered Tom Clancy's The Division, The Division 2 and South Park: Fractured But Whole. This should hopefully breathe some new life into the franchise with new mechanics and gameplay. That said, it'll be a long time before one gets to find out because the game is slated for a 2025 launch. The four-year delay between subsequent games gives Ubisoft ample time to get back to the drawing board and give the franchise a much-needed overhaul.
Tom says there's a second title brewing at Ubisoft Montreal codenamed Project Maverick. It is a multiplayer title set in Alaska that incorporates hardcore survivalist tropes from games such as Escape from Tarkov and Day-Z. Some of the mechanics include permadeath and backpack-based inventory system. Given it revolves around surviving in the wilderness, it would be nice if Ubisoft included environmental hazards, hunger and other real-world mechanics in the game. Whether or not Project Maverick will feature characters from the Far Cry universe remains to be seen. Unfortunately, it, too, is scheduled for a 2025 release.