Image: Far Cry 5, Ubisoft

When talking Ubisoft, lately the discussion has mainly centred around two subjects: cancellations and Skull & Bones. While the latter does seem to be coming out at some stage this year, several other Ubisoft projects have reportedly been cancelled internally. The next Far Cry game appears to have escaped such a fate.

As reported by Insider Gaming's Tom Henderson, 'Far Cry 7' is apparently in development at Ubisoft, with a tentative release window set at fall 2025. The most recent entry in the series, the Cuba-inspired Far Cry 6, launched in late 2021 for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

The interesting section of this report though, in part due to its detail, is that a separate multiplayer-focused Far Cry is also supposedly in the works. This spin-off is expected to be an 'extraction style' shooter set in the Alaskan wilderness.

Image: Far Cry 4, Ubisoft

'Project Maverick', as the spin-off is reportedly known, features "permadeath, a backpack system, contracts and more", much like the PC mega-hit Escape from Tarkov or Modern Warfare 2's DMZ mode. The Far Cry version is said to feature a stronger emphasis on weather and wildlife, in line with the main series' characteristics.

At the time of writing, Ubisoft hasn't announced any kind of Far Cry project since Far Cry 6 and its DLC plan, so all of this is unconfirmed information at present. An Alaskan Far Cry setting has cropped in discussions before though, namely via a 2015 Ubisoft survey.

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[source insider-gaming.com]