Ubisoft have teased a post-apocalyptic Far Cry game which will be revealed at The Games Awards tomorrow - 6 December 2018. The game will release on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It is unknown if we're getting a sequel or spin-off though.
After tropical islands filled with mutants and insane people, arms dealer hunting in Africa, Tibetan heights and rivers of Montana, Far Cry is set to take us on a post-apocalyptic adventure in the new iteration. According to the official Far Cry Twitter profile, the sixth instalment in the series will be announced on The Games Awards Show.
This has been revealed in a teaser trailer which shows a nuclear explosion going off in what looks like Far Cry 5's Hope County. The video continues with an unknown character who uses saw blades as ammo for some sort of post-apocalyptic crossbow-gun hybrid.
Trailer voiceover mentions "the end" that brought cold, darkness and years of rain, which led to blue skies and "a new world in bloom". At the very end of the teaser, Ubisoft invites players to tune in for The Games Awards show at 5:30 PM PT which is 2:30 AM in Central European Time.
The game will release on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as shown in the trailer and Ubisoft confirmed that it will be a new game and not Far Cry 5 DLC. That's basically every bit of info available to us right now. We're not sure if the game will be a spin-off like Far Cry Primal or a direct sequel to Far Cry 5 but the latter seems more likely given the location seen in the trailer.
It will be interesting to see if Ubisoft can pull something completely different with a post-apocalyptic setting as Far Cry series have been guilty of recycling game design, gameplay mechanics and storylines for a while now, with Far Cry 5 perhaps being a prime example.
If the Far Cry trailer got you all pumped up though, you can check out the live stream on The Games Awards' official YouTube channel or their Facebook page, although it will be broadcast via Steam TV, PSN and Xbox Live as well.