Far Cry Has A New Boss at Ubisoft, And He’s Promising ‘Big Things’
It was recently revealed that there’s a new sheriff in town where Ubisoft’s Far Cry IP is concerned, and his name is Drew Holmes. As a company veteran, Holmes has served as the narrative lead for Far Cry 5 and New Dawn, two top-tier titles that were relatively successful before Far Cry 6 was released to a paltry reception.
His promotion comes amidst the development of Far Cry 7 – whatever that may be. Previously, Holmes worked on BioShock Infinite – one of the best story-driven games of all time – and the Saint’s Row series, so he’s got some industry chops.
Far Cry 7 Could Boast a Fantastic Story
Far Cry 5 wasn’t a multi-award-winning title by any means, but it boasted a great story in one of the most attractive settings so far – Montana. It introduced us to the Seed family, a religious cult motivated by the coming of a New Dawn – which of course arrived, given the spin-off title in Far Cry New Dawn. That was a post-apocalyptic adventure that looked better than Far Cry 5 but didn’t really play quite so well.
Regardless, Drew Holes – the new IP Director of Far Cry – is optimistic about the future of the franchise:
It’s been an exciting few months… I’m happy to share that I’m starting a new position as IP Director of Far Cry at Ubisoft! We have big things in store 🙂 Don’t hesitate to reach out if you want to be a part of the next evolution of this great brand!
It has been rumoured that Far Cry 7 could release in Fall 2025, and it’s reportedly being built using the Snowdrop engine – there’s also apparently a standalone multiplayer game coming from within the Far Cry IP, and that’s said to be an extraction shooter. As of yet, Ubisoft has confirmed nothing.
Are you excited about the prospect of a new narrative-driven Far Cry game and the multiplayer offering, or do you think Far Cry 6 killed the series?