Ubisoft has turned to its fans for help on deciding the future of the vastly popular Far Cry franchise through the use of a questionnaire.
The poll was sent to various Far Cry 4 players throughout the recent weeks and featured potential locations, historical periods and other more out-there ideas. The traditional options included locations such as Peru and Alaska and historical periods such as the Vietnam War or a more 19th century Western period.
As for the more exciting options, these included things such as the possibility of vampires, massive dinosaurs, a post-apocalyptic world, a possible sequel to Blood Dragon, a futuristic sci-fi romp based on another planet and the over used and, of course, zombies.
It’s not completely unheard of for Ubisoft to do something weird with Far Cry. Far Cry Instincts and Predator had players fighting off botched genetic experiments, while Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon teleported us to what is best described as a wacky 1980s neon action movie. With all that considered, are zombies, vampires and dinosaurs really that far-fetched?
This isn’t the first time Ubisoft has polled players, either. The publisher did something similar with Assassin’s Creed back in 2010, 2011 and 2012, and has proved to be rather prophetic, with settings and features such as a Native American theme à la Assassin’s Creed III, or the implementation of co-op à la Unity all having been previous options in their polls.
This year’s Assassin’s Creed Victory, leaked last December, takes place in Victorian London – another setting which has previously featured in Ubisoft’s player polls.