Rumor: Far Cry 4 Set in the Himalayas

Far Cry 4 will trade in the lush tropical environments the franchise is known for and bring players on a journey through the Himalayas.

That’s according to a new report from Eurogamer, which cites “people familiar with the project.”

Ubisoft has done little to hide the fact it’s working on another Far Cry, stating in July that it’s “psyched” to reveal the next chapter in the series.

According to Eurogamer, that reveal will happen at E3 2014 in June. Along with the mountainous new environment, Ubisoft will show off elephants players can ride and announce an early 2015 release date for Far Cry 4.

The Himalayas would be a fascinating setting for Far Cry, given its size (the Himalayas cross or abut six different countries), its widely varied climate, its ties to Hinduism and Buddhism, and of course its mountains, including the highest in the world, Mt. Everest.

Ubisoft declined comment on all of the above, but given the huge success of Far Cry 3 (a reported six million copies sold and counting), there’s little doubt the publisher is anxious to get the next game in our hands as quickly as possible. Far Cry 3 launched in late 2012, so an early 2015 release date would mean two-plus years of development.

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