Far Cry 5” is currently in development and will be released before April 2018, publisher Ubisoft announced. The upcoming entry in its open-world FPS series was revealed just before the company’s earnings call and is one of the many games that are slated to launch in the company’s 2017 to 2018 fiscal year. To make the news even better, sequels to “Assassin’s Creed,” “#The Crew” and the long awaited “South Park: The Fractured But Whole” have also been confirmed for next year’s release.

‘Far Cry’ to go Western?

No details of the game’s time period or location had been given, but Ubisoft’s tweet said that fans will be handed details “very soon,” prompting speculations that it will be revealed at E3, which starts June 13 and will end June 15.

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The publisher also declined to comment on rumors that “Far Cry 5” will be set in the American West, specifically, in Montana.

The reason for this speculation is based on a number of sources, namely that the production company that filmed the live action trailer for “Far Cry Primal” is filming another trailer in Montana, and Montana residents have been interviewed by Ubisoft about an upcoming game.

Folks initially thought it could be “Red Dead Redemption 2,” but this game is said to take place in an imaginary location known as Hope County. Moreover, Kotaku’s known insider Jason Schreier pretty much confirmed on Neogaf that the game is not “RDR 2”, but a new “Far Cry” game, which is going to be set in Montana – though he isn’t sure about the rest of the setting.

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Ubisoft’s biggest franchise underway

Adding high octane thrills next year is the newest “Assassin’s Creed.” Nothing official has been dropped yet, but this will be the first proper entry in the franchise since “Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate,” released in 2015. Last year, Ubisoft in a statement, said that the franchise will be taking a break “to make sure we’re delivering on the promise of "Assassin’s Creed," offering unique and memorable gameplay experiences that make history everyone’s playground.”

Meanwhile, “The Crew 2” will be the sequel to the sequel of the open-world racing game released in 2014. As of yet, further details for the game have not been announced. However, the game's official forum features a logo along with the tagline "Beyond the Road."

Finally, “South Park: The Fractured But Whole” finally has a proper release window. The game was originally scheduled for Q4 2016, only to be pushed to 2017 and now delayed once more to 2018. It’s good news still, and hopefully will be the last instance of postponement.

These four games aren’t necessarily the only Ubisoft games speculated to appear at E3, as more are reportedly underway. As for next year, 2018 to 2019, the publisher will be bringing 4 AAA titles and a brand new IP. #Assassin Creed