We know that Red Dead Redemption 2 is scheduled to be released in the Fall of 2017, and recently there have been rumors going around that Far Cry 5 would be a Spaghetti Western set in Montana, and it seems many investors believe that if the rumors are true , then Far Cry 5 will fail to generate meaningful sales.
It is basically unimaginable to contemplate that Far Cry 5 will attempt to contravene on the removal of Red Dead in the same calendar year, however, it is still a possibility that both the games are based in the Old West and are going to arrive around the end of this year.
During a Q&A session of the call to investors and analysts, the CEO of Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot was questioned with respect to the setting of Far Cry 5 but he did not confirm anything nor did he deny the rumors. Rather, an explanation was given by him with respect to there being a lot of details for Far Cry 5 in the upcoming days and that people are going to calm down once the information is officially released.
However this does very little to inspire the confidence of stakeholders, as it is highly likely if the two games compete against each other than Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 is more than likely to come out on top. This is for a couple of reasons the most obvious one being Rockstar’s history of creating highly profitable IP’s, and their track record with the likes of the GTA series amongst others.
Secondly Red Dead Redemption 2’s hype is insane at the moment and the dev’s have kept their cards very close to their chests, and apart from educated guesses we don’t have a lot of details about one of the biggest titles of this calendar year. From a marketing standpoint when comparing the two the more value added proposition in the mind of the consumer is more than likely to be Red Dead Redemption 2.
The rumor about Far Cry 5 being based in the Wild West was initiated by a local paper in Montana who interviewed an employee of Ubisoft about a game they were conducting research for. When the internet maniacs put their brains together, it forms a hypothesis that the game, Far Cry 5, might be headed towards the West.
This tells us some obvious things and one of them being that it is going to be set in the US and the logo that was released earlier depicted a red, white and blue font that clearly let the obvious loose.
E3 2017 is almost here and we expect to get more details about Far Cry 5 and quite possibly even Red Dead Redemption 2 , however it wont be wise on the part of Ubisoft if Far Cry 5 does indeed compete with the latter cause then there will only be one winner , and that will more than likely be Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2