Reports suggest that Ubisoft is developing two Far Cry titles – one single-player experience and one multiplayer-focused game. According to Insider Gaming, the unannounced Far Cry project was originally meant to be one game until Dan Hay, the former franchise executive director for Far Cry, left Ubisoft to work at Blizzard Entertainment. The single-player game is now referred to as Project Blackbird, and the multiplayer Far Cry is being called Project Maverick, with Ubisoft Montreal spearheading both titles.
Not much is known about the upcoming games, but the report claims that Project Maverick will be set in the Alaskan wilderness and an extraction-based looter-shooter. This does align with a previous poll that Ubisoft conducted, which was spotted by PC Gamer, where fans were asked where they’d like the next Far Cry to be based – one of the options being Alaska.
The news of the unannounced Far Cry games comes a few weeks after Ubisoft canceled three unannounced projects and delayed Skull and Bones yet again. Far Cry 6 was the most recent mainline game in the series and was released in 2021. Far Cry games have traditionally been single-player focused, with the option to play co-op. The last installment to feature a PvP multiplayer mode was Far Cry 3, which came out in 2012.
For more, check out GameSpot’s Far Cry 6 review, where Phil Hornshaw wrote, “Far Cry 6 is often a fun game that feels like it’s throwing everything at you, and if you want a heap of content, Far Cry 6 absolutely has you covered.” Our editors independently chose the products discussed here. GameSpot may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.