Saints Row: The Third co-writer Drew Holmes becomes Far Cry IP director

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Ubisoft's Drew Holmes, previously a co-writer of Saints Row: The Third and the lead writer of Far Cry 5, has announced that he’s now the IP director of the entire Far Cry series. 

In a post published on his LinkedIn page (via PC Gamer), Holmes wrote: "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."

Before becoming co-writer on Saints Row: The Third, Holmes wrote the mission dialogue, as well as the radio station and ambient NPC dialogue for Saints Row 2. He also worked on BioShock Infinite and its Burial at Sea expansion.

In his LinkedIn announcement, it’s worth noting that Holmes teased some "big things" which is pretty much the only hint we’ve been given by Ubisoft regarding the future of the Far Cry series. Its last full release came in the form of 2021’s Far Cry 6. Here at TechRadar Gaming, Rhys Wood gave Far Cry 6 a four out of five in his review, and praised its “gorgeous open world” and its introduction of the “best villain in the series to date”. He wrote: “Far Cry 6 doesn’t exactly reinvent the wheel of the long-running series. What it does do, however, is present Far Cry’s open world gameplay loop in a manner more fun and accessible than ever before.”

The publisher currently hasn’t given any indication of when we can expect a new Far Cry game to be announced, but based on its decision to hire Holmes as the series' IP director, it’s clearly far from done with the franchise.

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Catherine Lewis
News Writer, TechRadar Gaming

Catherine is a News Writer for TechRadar Gaming. Armed with a journalism degree from The University of Sheffield, she was sucked into the games media industry after spending far too much time on her university newspaper writing about Pokémon and cool indie games, and realising that was a very cool job, actually. She previously spent 19 months working at GAMINGbible as a full-time journalist. She loves all things Nintendo, and will never stop talking about Xenoblade Chronicles.