Far Cry 5 Might Be A Spaghetti Western Set in 19th America, Due This September
Last week a rumor about Ubisoft prepping a Far Cry 3 remaster or sequel turned out to be false. However, plenty of evidence of a Far Cry 5 game coming out later this year appeared yesterday on the Web.
To begin with, website Great Falls Tribune reported that a local Church on the northeastern Montana prairie would be featured in an upcoming videogame due for release in September.
Specifically, Producer Jeff Guillot said that it's a sequel to an existing global franchise. He and his crew used a drone to film "a man fighting with another man near a hanging bell as a train rolled by on the tracks a half-mile away", for the promotion of this very game in what could be a live action trailer. It should be noted that Guillot had previously worked with Ubisoft to produce a live action trailer for Far Cry Primal.
That's just the tip of the iceberg. Folks initially thought it could be Red Dead Redemption 2, but this game is said to take place in an imaginary location known as Hope County. Moreover, Kotaku's known insider Jason Schreier pretty much confirmed on Neogaf that the game is not Red Dead Redemption 2, but Far Cry 5 (or whatever it will be officially called), which is going to be set in Montana - though he isn't sure about the rest of the setting.
For the last piece of the puzzle, we have to go back all the way to early January 2015, when Ubisoft sent out a poll to gauge fans' interest for future Far Cry settings. Guess what was one of the options? A Far Cry game in the Spaghetti Western style set in the late 19th century America.
Of course, for the time being, this is circumstantial evidence. Still, it's solid enough to give us a reasonable expectation of what we may expect us at Ubisoft's E3 2017 conference. Going against Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 would be hard for Ubisoft, but then again there is no guarantee yet that the coveted sequel will actually launch this year, given Rockstar's known penchant for delays.
Would you be excited if Far Cry 5 was actually a Spaghetti Western open world game set in the late 19th century America? Tell us below!