Website Joystiq has opened up an intriguing can of worms. The lead writer for Far Cry 3, Jeffrey Yohalem, has told them that he is currently working on a continuation of Ubisoft’s successful first-person shooter. According to Yohalem, that continuation “will be surprising, I think, when it’s announced. But it definitely is a ‘strike while the iron’s hot’ thing, and we’ll see.”
What exactly that continuation is, isn’t clear; it could be DLC or it could be a new spin-off release (somewhat like Brotherhood and Revelations was to Assassin’s Creed II) or it could be a downloadable arcade game. That last option seems like the most unlikely one, but NeoGAF users have uncovered alleged XBLA listing artwork. That artwork looks completely out of place with Far Cry 3, so either it’s a rubbish placeholder, or Yohalem wasn’t kidding when he said the continuation will be “surprising”.
Adding more fuel to the speculation fire is a new classification rating for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. It’s a Brazilian classification rating, but it mentions the game is coming to PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It’s also been given a rating of 18 for sex, drugs and extreme violence.
DLC, sequel, spin-off or downloadable arcade game? Whatever it is, it better include dinosaurs.
Sticking with Far Cry 3 news: that patch that was mentioned a few weeks back is now live. The next time you fire up the game it’ll suck down a 260MB update that will bring with it outpost resets and a harder difficulty setting. Good time to start a second playthrough.