“People familiar with the project” told Eurogamer that the change in locale would give players the ability to saddle up and ride elephants.
Elsewhere, the gameplay will be similar to that of Far Cry 3 – outposts will be liberated, and local wildlife hunted.
The game will likely be shown at Ubisoft’s press conference at E3 this year, with PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions expected.
It is not yet clear whether current-gen versions are also in the works.
A CV recently indicated that the next Far Cry" game was in development at Ubisoft Shanghai.
In addition, film and television composer Cliff Martinez also said he’s working on the score for the game.
Ubisoft declined to comment.