Far Cry 3 should end up being one of the biggest games of 2012. So maybe Ubisoft has already counted on that, and are therefore prepared to keep the series going.
That probably wouldn't surprise anyone. And when Far Cry 3 executive producer Dan Hay was asked by IMGMR if this would be the last installment in the award-winning franchise, his reply was as follows:
"I won't answer that question, but what you can say is that you saw me smile. "
So I guess we're allowed to positively interpret that statement, which means fans will already be thinking about the fourth iteration, even when the third isn't quite on store shelves just yet (it launches next week on December 4). But such discussion could be interesting: Would you want to see a sequel or a prequel? And would you want the structure to remain mostly the same; i.e., an open-world first-person shooter? That would be the best bet, yes? Go with what's workin'.