Yes, you are reading that sensational headline right! Today comes an exciting piece of news about a potential Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon sequel coming from Xbox Live’s Major Nelson Radio which has Michael Biehn on the podcast through a phone connection.
On this podcast Michael talks about people approaching him on the street about Blood Dragon, his first meeting with Dean Evans (Creative Director of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon) and the amount enthusiasm he had for the Blood Dragon project (which was met with a ”We’ll see”-attitude from some of the higher ups at Ubisoft.)
Despite Ubisoft being cautious about this project at first, it has pleasantly surprised almost everyone including those very higher ups because according to Michael Biehn the sales of Blood Dragon have exceeded FIVE times the initial expectations of Ubisoft. Which has Dean excitedly calling Michael up which leads up to this quote;
Dean was with me on the phone last night. He was pretty jacked up. He was going into a meeting today, to you know.. I think he wants to turn it into some sort of franchise. He’s got a sequel in mind.
For those worried about Michael Biehn suddenly showing up in other games that don’t have the same amount of passion as Blood Dragon, he has some very kind words for Dean Evans and promises exclusivity to him and the Blood Dragon franchise. You might be worried that if Blood Dragon does become a franchise, it will end up overstaying its welcome or overdoes it with the 80s parody humor, however, this is a bit too early for anyone to even be thinking about.
Even that worry is taken away early into the interview in which Michael says that Dean Evans has plenty of ideas for a potential sequel, different timelines and areas he would like to explore. If this has you excited you should see Dean and Michael goofing off in the promotional video interview for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, or you can always listen to the podcast itself in the posted links above and below.