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

Ubisoft’s Drew Holmes appointed as IP director for Far Cry series

Drew Holmes, previously known for his work on Saints Row: The Third and Far Cry 5, has announced that he will be taking on the role of IP director for the entire Far Cry series at Ubisoft.

In a LinkedIn post, Holmes expressed his excitement about the new position, stating, “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 his involvement with Saints Row: The Third, Holmes worked on various aspects of Saints Row 2, including mission dialogue, radio station dialogue, and ambient NPC dialogue. He also contributed to BioShock Infinite and its Burial at Sea expansion.

In his announcement, Holmes hinted at “big things” for the future of the Far Cry series, which is the only information Ubisoft has shared so far. The most recent installment in the series, Far Cry 6, was released in 2021. In our review, Rhys Wood gave the game a four out of five, praising its gorgeous open world and the introduction of the best villain in the series. Wood noted, “Far Cry 6 doesn’t 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.”

While Ubisoft has not given any specific details about the next Far Cry game, the appointment of Holmes as the series’ IP director indicates a continued commitment to the franchise.

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