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Ubisoft polls public on future Far Cry settings

Wild West! Zombies! Dinosaurs! Vampires?

Would you like Far Cry 5 to include vampires? Or how about a Jurassic Park-style setting filled with huge dinosaurs to hunt?

Ubisoft appears to be considering both of these options - and several others - according to a recent survey that polled Far Cry fans on where a future game should be set.

The questionnaire was sent out to a number of Far Cry 4 players over the past few weeks, a trio of whom then contacted Eurogamer.

The poll mentions potential real-world locations such as Peru and Alaska, plus historical settings such as the Vietnam War and a Spaghetti Western-style tale in late 19th Century America (Far Cry meets Red Dead!).

Even more outlandish are ideas for "a Far Cry game where you can fight against or join vampires", or alternatively "a Mad Max-style post-apocalyptic world", or even "a Far Cry game set in the modern day on a Jurassic Park-style island with dinosaurs".

And of course there's also the option for a Far Cry with zombies.

The Far Cry series has recently busied itself packing players off to sunny tropical islands and the jaw-dropping vistas of the Himalayas, but it has form of venturing into weirder territory, too.

Far Cry Instincts and Predator saw you fighting genetic experiments gone wrong, while downloadable spin-off Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon took all of the drugs and turned itself into a hugely enjoyable 1980s neon nightmare.

Incidentally, an option for a Blood Dragon sequel is also on the new survey, as is a simple return to Far Cry 4's world of Shangri-La. Boring!

So, how likely is it that any of this will come true? Well, Ubisoft has a long history of polling Assassin's Creed fans in exactly the same manner - which year on year proves to be a fairly decent steer on what's next in the pipeline.

Back in 2010, Ubisoft quizzed fans on various features that would be found in Assassin's Creed: Revelations - a year ahead of that game coming out.

A 2011 survey on future AC settings included the American Revolution (announced shortly afterwards for AC3) and the Victorian Empire (due next year in the recently-leaked AC: Victory).

2012 saw Ubisoft poll the public on the implementation of co-op - which was added to the series the following year in AC: Unity.

Finally, last year's survey mentioned a pirating game without an Assassin protagonist - something which sounds a lot like AC: Rogue, also released last year - as well as entering buildings seamlessly (another Unity feature).

Ubisoft declined to comment on the survey when contacted by Eurogamer.

Cover image for YouTube video11 Potential Settings for Far Cry 5 - Eurogamer