Ubisoft Montreal announced the latest addition to the Far Cry franchise, Far Cry 5.
The Far Cry series has been through quite a lot in the past few years. Far Cry 3 brought the series back from the dead with the amazing voice acting of actor Michael Mando. Far Cry 4 did the same with the character development of Pagan Min. Primal, in my opinion, introduced great scenery, but not enough to pull its own weight. Now, Ubisoft announced Far Cry 5, and from the looks of it, we should be in for quite a spectacular journey.
Far Cry 5 puts you in the shoes of the new junior deputy of the fictional town of Hope County, located in Montana. There, a cult has been working on taking over the area. Your plan is to work alongside anyone willing to help you in order to put a rest to the Project at Eden’s Gate and assist the resistance movement. Fanatics are in for quite a surprise with you in town!
“To take down the cult, players will need to utilize any and all weapons at their disposal, including ranged weapons such as guns and grenades and melee weapons like a sledgehammer or baseball bat. Additionally, players can recruit Guns for Hire from a large cast of characters, or even Fangs for Hire, specialized animals like bears and cougars to complement players’ playstyles whether they’re going in stealthily or forcefully. How players approach each situation and the chaos they create in Far Cry 5 is up to them. Far Cry 5 will also see the return of the map editor, giving players the opportunity to create and play an infinite amount of new playgrounds. The map editor will include new features that add a new dimension to the content created by fans, with more details coming soon.” – Ubisoft Montreal
In addition to the trailer above, the publisher revealed a few more videos. Those features some of the key characters that will be part of Far Cry 5, for better or worse. All share the resistance ideal, and so they can be of great asset to you.
Looking at those clips, I must admit that I felt as though everything I have seen from Far Cry 5 so far felt like an expansion of sort to GTA 5. The visuals are relatively similar and the way everything is introduced feels far from being “fresh”. Although skeptical, I am looking forward to seeing more Far Cry 5 gameplay!
Ubisoft Montreal confirmed in their latest press release that the game will be available on February 27, 2018. Platforms supporting the title have yet to be confirmed.