Ubisoft Will Speak About Far Cry 4 Soon, But Don’t Hope For Any New Prince Of Persia
Far Cry 3 was a nice, not so little treat at the end of last year, releasing late in November but leaving a rather big impression on players with some stellar open-world gameplay and some rather interesting and outright crazy characters. It’s a strong franchise for Ubisoft to continue adding to, and the publisher has stated that they’re going to be talking about their new entry soon.
Ubisoft senior vice president of marketing and sales Tony Key stated in a recent interview that the commercial success of Far Cry 3 and it’s subsequent DLC add-on, Blood Dragon, have ensured a sequel in the near future.
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“We’re totally psyched from [Far Cry 3]. It’s a great brand, and now it’s got the recognition it deserves, so we’re clearly going to make another one: more on that soon.”
In addition to talking about a sequel that Ubisoft is excited to show off very soon, Key also spoke about gamer’s desire for more open-world adventures rather than linear, corridor based gameplay.
“I think open world can represent the future of, you know, gaming, and that’s where we’re investing huge portions of our resources–because we believe that that is what consumers want.”
Key added that there’s always a time and place for a linear title, but that Ubisoft was more focused on creating large-scale, open-ended games. So why not apply that principle to something like, oh I don’t know, Prince of Persia? Key briefly touched on the absence of the franchise, stating that while Ubisoft hasn’t (yet) sold the franchise, they aren’t ready to announcing anything new.
“Prince of Persia, it’s got a really strong legacy with Ubisoft and it’s still there. We have nothing to announce, but, you know, we haven’t sold it off or given it away, so be patient. I know that’s hard!”
It really is hard, but not as hard as it is to stomach another sequel like Forgotten Sands. So please, take all the time you need Ubisoft, the fans deserve it.