May 18, 2024

Oppenheimer star Cillian Murphy could play the villain in Far Cry 7.

In keeping with leaker j0nathan – who has efficiently leaked Ubisoft particulars earlier than, together with correct stories of Murderer’s Creed Mirage forward of launch – Cillian Murphy might be following within the footsteps of Higher Name Saul’s Michael Mando and Breaking Dangerous’s Giancarlo Esposito by portraying the chief antagonist within the open-world journey sport.

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In a cryptic tweet that was posted to the Gaming Leaks and Rumours subreddit, j0nathan shared a photograph of Murphy, dynamite with a 72-hour countdown on it, a crab, and the quantity “7”.

Alongside the pictures, j0nathan stated, in French: “If nothing adjustments by then”.

It was again in September 2023 that rumours first started to emerge that Far Cry 7, codenamed Undertaking Blackbird, will characteristic a “non-linear” story based mostly across the kidnapping of the protagonist’s household that performs out over – and should be accomplished inside – 72 in-game hours, equating to 24 hours in real-time.

Consequently, the quantity “7” and the 72-hour countdown had followers instantly speculating that j0nathan’s remark pertained to the subsequent instalment of the Far Cry sequence.

With out formal affirmation – Ubisoft hasn’t even confirmed that Far Cry 7 is on the way in which, not to mention announce the solid – all we will do for now’s chalk this up as a hearsay, not least as a result of when asked to clarify if Cillian Murphy would star within the sport or the lead villain was referred to as Murphy, j0nathan merely responded: “It is heating up”. So make of that what you’ll.

Alongside Far Cry 7, Ubisoft is believed to even be creating a standalone Far Cry multiplayer sport.