Far Cry 4, Beyond Good & Evil 2 and Prince of Persia are all possibilities for the PS4 and Xbox One. The news has been confirmed by Ubisoft, the developer of the franchises.
Speaking about Far Cry 4, Ubisoft had this to say recently at E3: “We haven’t announced anything yet. We’re thinking of the future of this brand. We don’t know yet when it will emerge. Again, it’s cooking. Something is cooking!”
Moving on to Prince of Persia for PS4 and Xbox One, Ubisoft’s Europe boss Alain Corre commented, “It will happen when we feel it is ready, when the creators have brought something interesting. That’s the case for all our franchises. They’re cooking. Some are cooking longer than others, but they’re cooking.”
Finally, the Ubisoft boss addressed the long delays behind Beyond Good & Evil 2, saying “There are some works on it. There are some iterations on it. Now, some games are taking longer to be done, depending also on the creativity the creator can bring. You see the level of quality of the games today is very high. It takes time to find the right angle and message.”
Although the news is hopeful, it’s also a bit vague and frustrating. As Corre mentions, however, when you think about the quality of games like Far Cry 3, it’s not really surprising that they take so long.
Whatever the wait, we’re really, really looking forward to seeing what such a long incubation might result in!