Ever since theintroduced us to the series' particular brand of tropical shooting back in 2004, fans have been wondering just how much the games would be improved by the introduction of dinosaurs. Seventy-five per cent? Three hundred per cent?
It appears that current developer Ubisoft isn't entirely opposed to the concept either. In a recent consumer survey sent out by the company, it asked several players what they would like to see in a future Far Cry game.
As reported, some of those concepts include; a zombie game (snore), a futuristic sci-fi outing, a "Spaghetti Western" style title, and, last not definitely not least, a game "set in the present day on a Jurassic Park style island of dinosaurs."
Yes, a thousand times yes. It's always surprised me just how rarely dinosaurs crop up in video games. With the honourable exception of the original Turok, when they do it's pretty much always a disaster. Anyone remember? Exactly.
If there's any series that seems tailor made for everyone's favourite extinct vertebrates, it's Far Cry. There was even a little bit of giant lizard action in Far Cry 3's 80s B-movie expansion Blood Dragon, a return to the world of which is incidentally another concept pitched by Ubisoft.
Ubisoft has implemented ideas sourced from consumer surveys before, so it's not beyond the realms of possibility that we might see a dinosaur-heavy Far Cry game at some point. Especially with next year's (actually slightly ropey looking)movie set to reignite the public interest in raptors and tyrannosaurs. We'll keep our eyes open...