One day before The Game Awards 2018, Ubisoft surprisingly posted a teaser trailer that spoils the end of Far Cry 5, to hype up a new installment of the Far Cry franchise, coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
“None of us were ready for the end,” the trailer’s narrator says, before talking about the aftermath of a disaster that stretched on for years and led to “a new world in bloom.”
You can see the trailer in the video below:
So, what does this teaser trailer suggest?
It seems that the next Far Cry game will happen after a nuclear bomb explosion, which leads to a devastated world similar to the Fallout franchise. But that's all we know at the moment, and we will have to wait until tomorrow for more details at The Game Awards 2018.
Ubisoft doesn’t treat Far Cry like an annualized franchise, but it has for years alternated between big releases and slightly smaller spin-off projects. The tropical Far Cry 3 in 2012 was followed in 2013 by the long futuristic standalone game Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. The Himalayan Far Cry 4 in 2014, with its own series of expansions, was followed by the smaller, expansion-free 2016 caveman game Far Cry Primal. It now appears that the American-set Far Cry 5, which finished its triple-pack of expansions several months ago, may have its own in-between successor as well, with the twist that this time we might be getting a game that also functions as the sequel.
The new Far Cry game will be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, according to the trailer.