Rumors are spreading of a new spaghetti western video game as Ubisoft looks to possibly compete with Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2. Its Far Cry franchise might be strapping its boots and saddling its horse for a trip to the old west with the next entry in the series.
It’s a pretty loose rumor for now, but it’s one that makes sense. Great Falls Tribune out in Montana reports that a major video game studio is shooting a promotional trailer in the wilderness nearby. Jeff Guillot, the shoot’s producer, says that the trailer is for a video game that will be released in September. Further comments hint that the game’s development “stretched more than 5,000 miles from California to Montana” and that it is “a sequel to an existing global franchise.”
Obviously, the first game that jumps to mind is Red Dead Redemption 2, but then you look at Guillot’s credits, working mostly with Ubisoft on games like Driver, Red Steel 2, and Rabbids, and you realize that maybe the shoot isn’t for Rockstar after all.
Unless the company hired Guillot, it’s likely he’s still working for Ubisoft, and the only franchise that needs a release this year and can fit into a western setting capable of competing with the madness of Red Dead Redemption 2 is Far Cry.
That’s connecting a few too many boot straps
You get the idea. There’s a lot of strings to tie together and a lot of assumptions to make, but it’s a pretty viable rumor. Ubisoft wants to compete with Rockstar this year with its own spaghetti western game, and Far Cry hasn’t seen a fall release since 2014.
Or it could just be that Rockstar hired a guy who did good work for Ubisoft. Either way, we’re getting a shootout this holiday season.