Call of Juarez Riding Back to the Wild West?
Written Monday, November 28, 2011 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Saddle up. There's a survey doing the rounds suggesting that the Call of Juarez series may be going back to its Wild West roots.
Issued to members of Ubisoft's Uplay community platform (and spotted by The Gaming Liberty), the survey asked owners of Call of Juarez: The Cartel to offer opinions on a series of set-pieces for a “yet to be announced game.”
The set-pieces are all Wild West themed. They include "a gunfight in a saloon after a poker game,” "hunting an outlaw in the rocky mountains,” "rescuing an innocent man about to be hanged" and "a gun duel in the empty main street of a town against your worst enemy.”
This year's Call of Juarez: The Cartel was the third entry to the series and the first to abandon a Western setting. It was a massive disappointment. Taking place in the modern day and featuring three-player co-op, it failed to inspire both critics and consumers.
A return to the Wild West may be an attractive proposition for what was a solid if uninspiring series. We'll have to see.