Ubisoft has revealed that the next game in the Far Cry franchise will be called Far Cry New Dawn.
As we anticipated, the French publisher revealed Far Cry New Dawn at last night’s The Game Awards. Also as we
Ubisoft describes Far Cry New Dawn thus: “Set seventeen years after a global nuclear catastrophe, Far Cry New Dawn brings players into a wildly beautiful and radically transformed Hope County, Montana. Life has begun to emerge from the chaos, but the survivors now face a new threat – the merciless Highwaymen and their leaders The Twins, Mickey and Lou. Raised in a lawless frontier, the twin sisters and their band of scavengers live only for today and have descended upon Hope County to take all available resources. To push back this devastating threat, players must help the Survivors grow stronger, craft a makeshift arsenal and form unexpected alliances to fight for survival in a dangerous new frontier.”
Ubisoft adds further gameplay details: “At the Homebase, players will prepare to face off against the threat of the Highwaymen. The Homebase, called Prosperity, is the stronghold of the Survivors. Here, players can craft makeshift weapons and vehicles and train their Guns for Hire – including new and familiar faces. As players progress, they can upgrade the Homebase for more powerful weapons and gear. The Homebase is also a launchpad to Expeditions, where for the first time in Far Cry, the adventure is more than local. Set in memorable locations across the US, from wetlands to canyons and more, Expeditions drop players into unique locations where they must grab a package of valuable materials and get out, quickly.”
Far Cry New Dawn looks pretty Mad Max-like (albeit in a lusher environment) and, in picking up Far Cry 5’s story 17 years later, constitutes a spin-off iteration of the franchise along similar lines to Far Cry: Primal. It has been developed by Ubisoft Montreal with input from Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft Kiev