Far Cry could be a major contender for next-gen, says Ubisoft

Ubisoft has stated its belief that the Far Cry franchise could become one of the hottest properties on PlayStation 4 and NextBox.

The comments come following the publisher’s disclosure of its FY13 earnings, where it said Far Cry was a “strong contender” to become one of the strongest IPs for the next console cycle.

The last instalment in the open-world action series, Far Cry 3, managed to ship an impressive six million copies following its launch last Winter. In addition, it pulled in glowing reviews from critics, securing itself as one of the top games of 2012.

As such, this has cemented Ubisoft’s confidence in the brand, which it sees fitting into the top 20 best-selling IPs for PS4 and Xbox 720.

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