A new Far Cry game is coming, but when will it arrive? We make some predictions, and look over the company's financials for clues.
Ubisoft today confirmed that four new AAA games will release in its new Fiscal Year 2018 timeline, which is from now until March 31, 2018: Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, The Crew, and South Park: Fractured But Whole. We're not sure when the games will release, but its possible the four games will be carved up across the quarters for maximum sales effect.
We originally thought that Ubisoft would release one of these AAA games in Q1 to coincide with the big 22% sales spike it predicts, but that didn't make any sense; the publisher would have to release a game just weeks after its E3 reveal. A closer look at the timelines garnered some more predictions, chiefly with the new Assassin's Creed and Far Cry games. Based on tradition, Assassin's Creed should release in November, which is Q3 of Ubisoft's Fiscal Year 2018 calendar. Far Cry 5, on the other hand, should release in its own quarter, possibly Q2, or Summer 2017.