When we talk about open-world, action-adventure games, the Far Cry games come at the top of the list. There is absolutely no doubt that this game series is one of the best, if not the best First-Person-Shooter, open-world video game franchises in the world, hence it comes as no surprise that gamers around the globe are eagerly anticipating the release of the next game in the series.
This franchise transcended first-person-shooter titles into prominence and had everyone talking about them. Each installment in the Far Cry franchise tries to be better than its predecessor in terms of story, gameplay, or graphics, and although the latest entries in the series have indeed received their fair share of criticism, it must be acknowledged that very few gaming franchises match the level of quality the Far Cry games provide.
So today we will spill some beans about Far Cry 7’s release date, gameplay features, trailer, news & more (2023). Although Ubisoft has not made any official announcement about Far Cry 7 yet, that does not deter us in any way from trying to speculate a little on it with the help of various leaks and rumors floating around the web.
So without any further ado let’s get started.
Far Cry 7 Release Date Content List
Far Cry 7 Release Date
According to a Leaker on Twitter, Far Cry 7, or Project Blackbird as it is internally known, is not currently in development by Ubisoft. Although this piece of information may leave dedicated fans of this series massively disappointed, keep in mind that this information is coming from a leaker and is not confirmed by the developers themselves, so please take it with a pinch of salt.
Moreover, given that Far Cry 6 was only recently released, it is safe to assume that at this moment in time, only the initial phases of Far Cry 7’s production must have been put into place. As far as giving a confirmed date, we do not have one right now, but it is fair to speculate that Far Cry 7 is not going to be releasing anytime soon. Tentatively, we should see it being released somewhere around Fall 2025 at the earliest, that is if there are no unwanted delays and postponements.
We believe that Ubisoft is focusing on the development and marketing of some of their other IPs for now like Assassin’s Creed, The Division, and a new and ambitious one in Avatar, as they had been continuously involved in the promotion of their Far Cry titles in the past.
Although not confirmed, it is widely speculated that Ubisoft will most probably start off the development process for a new Far Cry title soon, but only after the release of their other project, Avatar: Frontiers on Pandora.
Additionally, Ubisoft also stated that it plans to create extra free games on the side as well based on its most popular game franchises, so will have to wait and watch if any Far Cry free games are available to play or not, but we’ll elaborate more on that sometime later.
Far Cry 7 Gameplay Features and Story
As we speculated earlier, there will be a considerable development time gap between Far Cry 6 & 7’s release dates, largely due to the fact that they are firstly busy marketing their other games and secondly, they are also overseeing a change in the game’s engine by moving away from the heavily utilized Dunia Engine that debuted all the way back in Far Cry 2, to a more flexible engine in the form of the snowdrop engine, that was initially introduced in the first Tom Clancy’s The Division game in 2013, and gamers will also see it being utilized in the upcoming Avatar game as well.
After reading about all the intricacies involved in the game’s development and promotion, we can safely assume that since Ubisoft is taking its time in developing a new Far Cry game, it is almost a certainty at this point that the gameplay of Far Cry 7 will be quite different than the previous few entries in the series since various rumors suggest that it will be non-linear gameplay-wise, and more flexible in terms of its in-game gameplay capabilities, thanks to the new high-tech engine backing it up in the form of the Snowdrop engine.
The gameplay in the recent Far Cry 6 was not bad at all, in fact, it was pretty impressive, but die-hard fans of the series could not help but notice the monotony that had crept in, in regards to its overall gameplay, world design, combat, etc. The migration to a new engine will certainly help the developers add various cool features to an already impressive game, to wow all their fans to the core.
As much as gamers want new and engaging features added to the game, they hope that Ubisoft keeps the core gameplay elements in place and only improves upon them in key areas so that players will still get to experience the true ‘Far Cry’ feel from it.
Coming to the game’s storyline, not much has been revealed to the public officially, but a few trusted leaks have given us a good insight into what we can expect from the game.
Far Cry 7 will presumably be called Far Cry: Rise, and will take place on a fictitious representation of a tropical island called Kimsan. Players will take on the role of a member belonging to a wealthy family whose family members have been taken hostage by a militia/rebel faction called the ‘Sons of Truth’.
The game will take place in a 72-hour time frame in which players must try to rescue their family members in any order they wish and destroy the militia faction as well. If players are unable to rescue a certain member in the allotted time, that character will die permanently and will have an effect on how the overall core story of the game will play out.
To enable players to get the required information out of the bad guys, Far Cry 7 will presumably allow players to take advantage of a newly integrated in-game interrogation mechanic. Players are not assured of getting the piece of information they are searching for by using this gameplay mechanic as enemies in this game will sometimes give up the information quietly, on other occasions they will lie to the player, stay completely silent, or even try to escape altogether.
The main objective of the game is for players to kill the ‘Sons of Truth’ and moreover, to get a game completion score of 100%, players will have to try and rescue each and every family and get them back safely. As straightforward as it sounds, we can surely expect many twists and turns in the game’s plot as we progress through it.
It must be pointed out that this rumored story setting has been denied by many people since its initial leak, but the fact that it keeps popping up from time to time in articles of other top sites also, makes us believe that there is indeed some truth in it.
Only time will tell if this is indeed Far Cry 7’s actual storyline, so we would like to request our readers to please take this rumored story as just another rumor until the developers of the game confirm it themselves.
Far Cry 7 Platforms
The recent Far Cry titles, most notably Far Cry 6, have been released on various different platforms worldwide, and we expect the same trend to continue here as well.
Platforms on which Far Cry 7 will be released: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Google Stadia, and Amazon Luna.
Far Cry 7 Trailer
As we stated above, the development of Far Cry 7 has not started yet, so it is pretty obvious that an official reveal trailer for Far Cry 7 is not out yet.
We have already speculated that the game might be released in the Fall of 2025, so we can expect to see an official trailer for the game by the end of the year or by the Summer of 2024.
We will actively update this article once the official trailer for Far Cry 7 launches, to keep you all in the loop. Stay tuned to our page for more updates.
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Far Cry 7 Rumors
There are tons of Far Cry 7 rumors floating across the internet like wildfire right now, and many enthusiastic gamers are believing them and buying into all of them. Many gamers believe that Far Cry 3’s main villain, Vaas Montenegro, could make an iconic comeback in a future game in this iconic video game series, especially after he was seen in the elaborate post-credit scene at the end of Far Cry 6’s Vaas: Insanity DLC.
Many gamers also believe that Far Cry 7 could be the game in which he actually makes a return, but since we have no official confirmation regarding it right now, we have little choice but to wait for more concrete news to either completely confirm or deny these rumors.
We advise you guys to take every rumor about Far Cry 7 with a grain of salt as most of the leaks circulating the web will turn out to be false once the game releases. Most of the Rumors about Far Cry 7 seem too good to be true, and although we would like nothing better than to see some of them come true, we currently have no choice but to wait for the official release of the game.
Despite various claims signaling that Far Cry 7 will simply not be released for some time, ComicBook asserts that it’ll be surprising to see how a follow-up to Far Cry 6 will not happen. Even though Far Cry 7 is one of the best first-person shooter, action-adventure game franchises in the world, it could yet improve upon its gameplay and storyline to be more like the earlier games in the series.
Additionally, whether this trend continues or not, we don’t know, but followers of Far Cry 7 in particular, and the game series as a whole will have to pause all the talk regarding a news game till at least 2025 after Ubisoft released a statement in which they mentioned that they are looking to bring in players to be part of a new “Far Cry” spin-off title.
This was it for the Far Cry 7’s Release Date article, and we hope that it gave you all a fair idea of when the game will be released and what players can expect to play in it.
We hope the developers will release Far Cry 7 pretty soon so that players can indulge in the various new and engaging gameplay elements implemented into the game.
Please keep coming back to this post from time to time as we will make sure to update this article with all the latest news and updates, as and when they are released to the public.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Which Far Cry game is the shortest in the series?
Far Cry New Dawn is the shortest among all other Far Cry games as it was initially thought of as a DLC for Far Cry 5, but Ubisoft decided to release it as a standalone game.
Is Far Cry 6 really difficult?
Although gamers might run into a few tough spots here and there during their gameplay sessions, Far Cry games in general are known for being quite accessible to newer players, focusing more on giving players an enjoyable experience rather than giving a difficult one.
When will the developers release Far Cry 7?
At the time of writing this post, there is no such news regarding Far Cry 7’s release date, but after looking at all the rumors and leaks on the web, we think it will be released by the Fall of 2025.