December 2, 2023

Nintendo is about as leak-proof as any developer, however it could’t do something to manage leaks about third-party video games coming to its {hardware}. That seems to be what occurred this week, as new leaks counsel Ubisoft will convey Far Cry 7 to the unannounced Nintendo Change 2. That will be particularly notable as a result of not one of the earlier numbered Far Cry video games have been launched on Nintendo consoles. It may additionally level to the ability of the Change 2.

On Wednesday, Insider Gaming shared new particulars about Far Cry 7 after beforehand confirming its existence in January. In response to the report, Far Cry 7 is dubbed Mission Blackbird internally and is at present scheduled to launch in Fall 2025.

As for the story, Insider Gaming’s sources declare it is going to heart across the participant attempting to rescue their household, who’ve been kidnapped by a conspiracy group at present referred to as the Sons of Fact. There can even supposedly be a time restrict of 72 hours (which interprets to 24 hours in real-time), and the participant might want to save all of their members of the family earlier than it runs out.

It appears like an attention-grabbing twist on a system that has turn out to be stale in recent times, however that’s simply a part of the story. Shortly after Insider Gaming printed its report, Universe Nintendo editor-in-chief ‘Necro’ Felipe Lima revealed on X (previously Twitter) that Far Cry 7 will likely be out there for the next-generation Change on day one:

He then clarified that Far Cry 7 won’t be a launch sport for the Change 2 (which is predicted to reach in late 2024), however quite, Change 2 will likely be one of many consoles Far Cry 7 launches on. Given how underpowered the Change is in comparison with the PS5 and Xbox Sequence X/S, we don’t see many third-party video games hit the Change alongside the opposite current-gen consoles. That is perhaps a much less frequent prevalence for Nintendo’s subsequent console.

Current leaks counsel the Change 2 will likely be geared up with an 8-core Cortex-A78 CPU, a GPU with 12 streaming multiprocessors (SM), 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, 256GB of flash storage, and DLSS help. If these specs are correct, the Change 2 ought to be capable of goal efficiency inside about 10-20% of the Xbox Sequence S. This is able to open the door to considerably extra high-end third-party video games, together with a AAA sport like Far Cry 7.

Clearly, none of that is confirmed, and it’ll seemingly be months earlier than we hear something official concerning the subsequent Far Cry (or the subsequent Change). That mentioned, if Nintendo is ready to prolong its roster of main third-party video games, will probably be a step nearer to ending a irritating cycle.