Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon – Classic Edition has been rated by the ESRB, indicating that the fan-favourite title that is being remastered could be heading for a standalone release.
Far Cry 6 is on the horizon, with an October 7th release date. The sixth mainline entry in the long-running series has struggled with its political standings as of late. However, beyond its campaign Far Cry 6 has already detailed some of its post-launch DLC. Players will be able to enter the minds of some of the series’ “iconic” villains. Also included in the season pass is Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon – Classic Edition.
This is similar to the post-launch content of Far Cry 5, which included Far Cry 3 – Classic Edition. And an ESRB rating indicates that the fan-favourite DLC be following in Far Cry 3 – Classic Edition’s footsteps with a standalone release.
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Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon released as standalone expansion for Far Cry 3 back in 2013. With a 80s cyberpunk aesthetic and a tongue-in-cheek sense of humour, Blood Dragon launched itself into cult-classic status. So including the game in Far Cry 6’s season pass makes sense.
However, while there has been no indication from Ubisoft, a standalone release would be similar to Far Cry 3 – Classic Edition. The Classic Edition was included in Far Cry 5’s season pass upon release, but players were eventually able to buy it on its own.
A standalone release will be welcome to fans who just want to dip back into a Far Cry classic without shelling out for both the new game and its season pass. However, many will have their fingers crossed that Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon – Classic Edition will come with some performance improvements.
Far Cry 3 – Classic Edition arrived with all content for the game, but was locked at 30FPS, and received very few visual touchups. With Far Cry 6 being available on next-gen engines, and the popularity of next-gen upgrades, I’d hope Far Cry Blood Dragon would be boosted.
There is no word on how long players will have to wait for Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon’s release. However, for those with no interest in the newest entry, there is hope to play the highlight of the franchise.
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