Far Cry 4 teases by Ubisoft: 'Something is cooking!'
- Posted June 20th, 2013 at 05:08 EDT by Michael Harradence
Ubisoft is expected to have a number of high-profile titles in the works, among which include Far Cry 4, Beyond Good & Evil 2 and a new instalment in the Prince of Persia franchise.
Speaking with Eurogamer at E3, the French publisher’s European chief Alain Corre indicated that the first one on the cards will be a follow-up to last year’s critically-acclaimed Far Cry 3.
“We haven’t announced anything yet,” said Corre, when quizzed on a possible Far Cry 4. “We’re thinking of the future of this brand. We don’t know yet when it will emerge. Again, it’s cooking. Something is cooking!”
One particular Ubisoft property that has been on hiatus for a while is Prince of Persia. Still, it sounds like we may get something later down the line.
"All our franchises are always in gestation," Corre countered. "We are iterating. We are thinking about what can be done. But we can't bring all the games and all the franchises every year. We have a lot on the show floor this year already.
"It will happen when we feel it is ready, when the creators have brought something interesting. That's the case for all our franchises. They're cooking. Some are cooking longer than others, but they're cooking."
How about Beyond Good & Evil 2 though? Ubisoft originally showcased a teaser trailer for a sequel at its Ubidays event in 2008, though since then everything has gone silent. However, it is now believed to be a next-generation project, though creator Michel Ancel has had to put it on the backburner while he completes Rayman Legends.
Many anticipated a reveal at E3 last week after Ubisoft posted a character render on its Facebook page, though company boss Yves Guillemot later said that this was merely homage to the publisher’s back catalogue rather than a tease.
"There are some works on it," said Corre. "There are some iterations on it. Now, some games are taking longer to be done, depending also on the creativity the creator can bring. You see the level of quality of the games today is very high. It takes time to find the right angle and message.
"It's true that the trailer we showed years ago, in the desert with the pig sneezing and flies still resonates very well. These kind of brands are part of Ubisoft's DNA.
"It will happen when it will be perfect."
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