Insider Gaming has learned new details on Ubisoft’s next mainline Far Cry entry following our exclusive report in January. The next game, which we’ll refer to as Far Cry 7 and is internally known as Project Blackbird, is scheduled to be released in Fall 2025. The game will be developed by Ubisoft Montreal and will move away from the Dunia engine to Snowdrop.
An alleged leak of Far Cry 7 surfaced earlier this year, suggesting the game will be dubbed “Far Cry: Rise” and will take place on a fictitious tropical island called Kimsan, which can be found in the “Yellow Sea next to Korea”. Insider Gaming was told by its sources that this leak is entirely inaccurate, so we won’t be diving into more pieces of information from this rumor.
Speaking with sources, it’s understood that the next entry to the series will be a non-linear story, with the story being centered around rescuing the player’s kidnapped family. It was said that the game’s plot revolves around a wealthy family that has been kidnapped by a conspiracy group currently called the ‘Sons of Truth’. While exact, finite details are subject to change due to the game’s stage of development, it was said that the premise of the campaign is for the player to rescue their entire family within a specific time frame. Currently, the current in-game timer stands at 72 hours, or 24 hours in real-time, but the timer can be paused when the player enters one of their safehouses, it was said.
Far Cry 7’s non-linear story means that family members do not need to be rescued in order, and some family members can be killed, which has an impact on the story. While details are still a little murky, it’s understood that the goal is to take down the ‘Sons of Truth’ and in order to complete the game 100%, you’ll need to rescue all of your family members safely.
To find your family members, it was said that Far Cry 7 introduces a new interrogation mechanic to the game, which doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get the information you need from the enemy. Sometimes the enemy will give up the information, sometimes they’ll lie, stay quiet, or even sometimes escape, it was said.