Sources also told the site that Far Cry 7 is being made with Ubisoft’s Snowdrop engine, rather than the Dunia engine used for recent series entries.
According to Insider Gaming’s sources, Ubisoft Montreal is working on both new Far Cry games, which were originally planned to be part of the same package.
The multiplayer game is currently an extraction-based shooter set in the Alaskan wilderness, it’s claimed.
Both titles are said to be tentatively scheduled for release in the fall/autumn of 2025.
Far Cry 6, which was released in 2021, included online campaign co-op but didn’t have a competitive multiplayer component.
Former Far Cry boss Dan Hay left Ubisoft in 2021 after a decade at its Montreal studio, where he was credited for overseeing the series during its most prosperous period. He’s now heading up Blizzard’s new survival game.
Ubisoft said this month that it had cancelled three unannounced games and was planning to strengthen its focus on its biggest brands and live services following weaker than expected software sales over the holiday season.
The company said it’s “facing major challenges as the industry continues to shift towards mega-brands and long-lasting titles than can reach players across the globe, across platforms and business models”.
Ubisoft said it has spent the last four years attempting to adapt its leading franchises (Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six and The Division) to these converging trends.
“However, the games from this investment phase have yet to be released, while our recent launches have not performed as well as expected,” it said.