Ubisoft briefly considered creating a direct sequel to Far Cry 3 that would be set on the same island, continue Jason's story, and even bring Vaas back.
On Ubisoft's blog, executive producer Dan Hay told senior communications manager Gary Steinman that the idea lasted only a few days before it was scrapped as the developer didn't want to create "Far Cry 3.5".
“We definitely had the option of making a 3.5, of making a choice to just stay in the same location with the same characters,” said Hay. “We talked about the idea of taking Jason’s story and growing it, maybe figuring out a way to bring Vaas back.
“Very quickly we realised that it wasn’t going to be a thing that we wanted to do. So we stopped that conversation and said, that’s the end of the 3.5 conversation – which lasted probably about four days.”
One of the ideas discussed was the ability to ride an elephant, a feature that eventually made it into the upcoming Far Cry 4.
“We like the fact that somebody’s going to be able to kick out an idea that people will think is way too much,” said hay, “and then somebody else goes, ‘Maybe that’s why you should do it. Maybe that’s what makes sense.’”
Far Cry 4 is coming this November for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.