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Ubisoft has a new Far Cry IP boss

Ubisoft’s veteran writer and narrative designer Drew Holmes has been put in charge of the Far Cry IP.

Holmes, who previously served as narrative lead for the franchise, shared the news on his LinkedIn page, revealing he’s been promoted to IP director for Far Cry.

“It’s been an exciting few months… I’m happy to share that I’m starting a new position as IP Director of Far Cry at Ubisoft! We have big things in store 🙂 Don’t hesitate to reach out if you want to be a part of the next evolution of this great brand!”

At Ubisoft, Holmes previously served as the story lead for 2019’s Far Cry: New Dawn and 2018’s Far Cry 5. Before that, he was the lead writer for Irrational Games’ BioShock Infinite, and worked on the first three Saints Row games at Volition.

According to press reports earlier this year, Ubisoft is currently developing Far Cry 7 and a standalone Far Cry multiplayer game.

It’s claimed that Far Cry 7 is being made with Ubisoft’s Snowdrop engine, rather than the Dunia engine used for recent series entries. The multiplayer game is currently an extraction-based shooter set in the Alaskan wilderness, it’s claimed.

Both titles are said to be tentatively scheduled for release in the fall/autumn of 2025.

Far Cry 6, which was released in 2021, included online campaign co-op but didn’t have a competitive multiplayer component.

Former Far Cry boss Dan Hay left Ubisoft in 2021 after a decade at its Montreal studio, where he was credited for overseeing the series during its most prosperous period. He’s now heading up Blizzard’s new survival game.