Aside from the tweets, each associated announcement has a thread on the Ubisoft forums. The Far Cry 5 topic is covered in the “Are you ready” thread and The Crew 2 is being discussed in the “The best is yet to come!” thread. All we have to go on is the announcement of these two titles and their respective logos. With E3 2017 less than a month away, these announcements likely mean that we’ll see the debut of both of these titles at the Entertainment Software Association’s flagship game show.
It’s no big surprise to see a sequel to Far Cry, although the series has struggled to capture the magic of Far Cry 3. While it enjoys a healthy score of 88 on Metacritic, its sequel Far Cry 4 is scored 8 points lower. The most recent title in the series, Far Cry Primal, has received an even colder critical reception with a score of 74 on Metacritic and 77% on Opencritic. In short, the series have been on a slow but gradual decline in review scores; nonetheless, they have sold millions of copies apiece across multiple platforms.
As for The Crew, the game has had a relatively healthy player base; it crossed the ten million player mark in November 2016. The game’s Steam Community forums put out an announcement at the end of March 2017 stating that no new major content was going to be developed for the first game, so it looks like development resources are going to be focused on the sequel.
What do you think of Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2, respectively? Do you think Ubisoft will be able to recreate the same magic they had in the third game of the series? Do you think The Crew 2 will manage to be a worthy successor or do you think that they ought to have spent more time investing in the first game? What do you hope to see in either of these titles? Let us know in the comments below!