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Far Cry 5 might be a Spaghetti Western, and launch in September

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The next Far Cry game might be a Spaghetti Western set in 19th century America, and might launch this coming September, according to a new rumour.

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It all started last week, when the Great Falls Tribune reported that a Montana church “will soon be featured in an upcoming videogame”, which they say “will be released in September.” Last Monday, film crews led by producer Jeff Guillot used a drone to film a fight between two men as a train passed by. The Tribune says the footage “mostly will be used for promotion of the videogame”, suggesting a live action trailer.

The Tribune also has comment from Guillot, who says “This is a sequel to an existing global franchise” and that it will take place “in an imaginary location”. In an earlier version of the article, cited on NeoGAF, it seems this location was named Hope County (the article was updated two days after its initial publication). 

Given the church’s history (it once served family members of the late Sioux chief, Sitting Bull), it didn’t take long for NeoGAF to think of a 19th century Western setting. This understandably led many to think of Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2. Hope County would be a different setting, however, and Kotaku’s well-informed Jason Schreir further cooled the Red Dead rumblings before finally saying “you guys are good!” when the Far Cry 5 theory emerged.

It's also worth noting that Guillot has previously worked with Ubisoft on a live action trailer for Far Cry Primal, as WCCFTech point out. Finally, Ubisoft polled players in January 2015 on possible future Far Cry settings, with a Western as one of the options (alongside dinosaurs).  

Red Dead Redemption 2 is also due for a release this autumn, with October 3 a possibility according to a marketing leak. That would put two triple-A Western sandboxes within a month of each other.

Of course, the industry is in the grip of pre-E3 jitters right now, and this could all turn out to be a red dead herring. We reached out to Ubisoft for a statement, and were told that they don’t comment on rumour or speculation. If there’s any truth to the September release, though, expect a reveal at E3.

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QDP2 avatarTim Edwards avatar
QDP2 Avatar
1 Year ago

Please let E3 be the event Rockstar announce RDR2 will come to PC. I don't think I'll be able to cope with a story-driven game of such magnitude being delayed for PC release as long as GTA5 was.

As far as Far Cry 5 sounds, I'll probably end up dodging this title. Far Cry 3 may well be my favourite Ubisoft game (having played every 'flagship' title; not counting Just Dance; they've offered since AC1 released back in 2007), but I never completed either FC4 or Primal. FC4 hyped me up to what felt like a lackluster continuation of the franchise, and Primal just ended up feeling so similar to 4. The prehistoric setting didn't do it for me, and that title disappeared into the games backlog as well. FC5 would be pulling on the same roots as RDR2, leaving little excitement when playing both at the same time. I would inadvertently compare the titles, and I doubt Ubisoft can do anything unique with the Wild West to place it above the other title.

This'll be another title that my expectations are low with. I'm not even sure I could give an reason as to what made FC3 so magical. It was probably Vaas being so eerily believable. Pagan Min had nothing on Vaas.

Tim Edwards Avatar
1 Year ago

Rockstar rarely announce anything at E3 ☹