Next 'Far Cry' game may see legendary villain Vaas return

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What you need to know

  • Far Cry is a first-person shooter series from Ubisoft.
  • New entries have been somewhat underwhelming.
  • Vaas, the iconic villain from Far Cry 3, may reprise his role in a new game.
  • Michael Mando, the voice actor, hinted at reprising the role "very soon."

Far Cry is an over-the-top first-person shooter series that hasn't seen a new entry since the Far Cry New Dawn spin-off. The game was good, but it wasn't as good as Far Cry 3 or even Far Cry 4. However, it seems like Ubisoft is returning to its roots with the next entry and we may see a familiar villain.

According to IGN, the iconic villain Vaas may be reprising his role. During a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA), Michael Mando said the following.

Thank you so much! Vaas is my spirit animal — having co-created that character is something that will always be dear to me. I still get recognized as Vaas, and I still feel the outpouring of love for that character — makes me very happy. Who knows... maybe I will reprise the role very soon?

IGN noted that the use of "very soon" is odd, and that might hint at a direct sequel to Far Cry 3. It'll be interesting to see where the game takes us this time around. What do you want from Far Cry 6? Let us know.

Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.