Ubisoft is working on Far Cry 7 and standalone multiplayer

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Assassin’s Creed Publisher Ubisoft has at least two new ones Far away Experiences that come down the road. One will be effective Far Cry 7, the next main game in the hit first-person shooter series. The other is a standalone multiplayer spin-off and likely the company’s latest attempt at creating a live-service moneymaker around one of its most successful franchises.

insider gaming reported on Thursday that the next single player game in the Far away series known internally as Project Blackbird and that the standalone multiplayer component is known internally as Project Maverick. It also states that both originally emerged from a single game previously overseen by Dan Hay, the franchise’s former overseer at Ubisoft Montreal. He left Ubisoft in 2021 and is now working at Blizzard on their unannounced survival game.

During kotaku The origins of the projects cannot be confirmed, but it can be confirmed that Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot referenced both games in an internal company update last week, according to the sources. Far away has often contain both co-op and competitive multiplayerbut this would be the first time in franchise history that online multiplayer was wrapped into a standalone title. kotaku can’t yet confirm exactly what it will contain or if it will overlap with the story campaign of Far Cry 7.

However, according to three current and former Ubisoft developers, the next mainline game in the series will switch from its existing Dunia engine to Snowdrop, the engine used for The department 2 and Ubisoft’s upcoming open world war of stars Game. They saw this as an improvement over the old engine that originally spawned from Crytek’s CryEngine, the studio behind the very first from 2004 Far away.

Ubisoft tried to make full multiplayer Far away Game for many years, sources have said kotaku. These efforts were often either abandoned or turned into other projects, including single-player driven ones Far away Games that were eventually released. It is possible that the current split is another such compromise.

But the appeal of a robust live service Far away Game for Ubisoft is clear. 2015 Rainbow Six Siege is still one big moneymaker for the publisher. In the meantime, Far Cry 5The arcade content creator never really took off and Far cry 6 It lacked a full competitive mode. The series’ post-launch DLC has also fallen flat compared to the multi-year seasons Assassin’s Creed.

When asked for comment, a Ubisoft spokesman said kotaku“We do not comment on rumors or speculation.”

https://kotaku.com/far-cry-7-multiplayer-ubisoft-star-wars-snowdrop-1850038103 Ubisoft is working on Far Cry 7 and standalone multiplayer

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