Ubisoft is reportedly developing two Far Cry titles, one being the usual single-player experience, and the other an online multiplayer game.
Insider Gaming reported the unannounced Far Cry title was originally meant to be one game, until former franchise executive director for the series, Dan Hay, left Ubisoft to work for Blizzard. The report goes on the claim that the single-player project is being referred to as Project Blackbird, while the multiplayer Far Cry is nicknamed Project Maverick. Ubisoft Montreal appears to be heavily involved with both titles.
Although little is known about these supposed games, the report suggests Project Maverick will be set in the Alaskan wilderness, and will be an extraction-based looter-shooter. This happens to align with a poll Ubisoft did in the past (originally spotted by PC Gamer), where they asked fans what location they wanted to see the next Far Cry in–Alaska being one of those options.
This news comes just weeks after Ubisoft canceled three unannounced projects and delayed Skull and Bones for the sixth time. Ubisoft also recently canceled Project Q, a battle arena game announced back in 2022. Far Cry 6 was the most recent mainline title for the franchise and was released in 2021. Typically, Far Cry titles focus on single-player with the option to play co-op. The last installment that featured a PvP multiplayer was Far Cry 3, which was released back in 2012.