After teasing an image that had the internet in a furor, Ubisoft have officially announced Far Cry 5. Far Cry 5 is set in modern day America for the first time in the series as well as adding two player co-op. It’s coming February 27, 2018 for PlayStation 4 (and Pro), Xbox One (and Project Scorpio), and Windows PC.
Developed by the Ubisoft Montreal team, Far Cry 5 will take players to the beautiful outdoor backdrop of Montana in the fictional Hope County. You play as the new junior deputy. Your arrival sparks a coup by a local doomsday cult called the Project at Eden’s Gate. Along with the citizens of Hope County you have to organize a resistance and fight back against the cult.
In addition to the announcement trailer (above), Ubisoft released several character trailers of your fellow resistance members: bartender Mary May, Pastor Jerome, and pilot Nick Rye.
Vehicles will play a major role in Far Cry 5, including the ability to fly planes and engage in dog fights. You can also pilot boats, ATVs, and muscle cars to hunt cult members and escape animal attacks. Weapons include the usual guns and grenades as well as melee options like a sledgehammer. You can also recruit NPC allies – and even animal companions called Fangs for Hire. Bears, cougars, oh my!
Finally, Far Cry 5 will bring back the map editor, letting players create their own custom maps. New features are being implemented but have not yet been announced.
The PlayStation version will include a free Far Cry 5 skin pack. The content will be available through the Ubisoft Club for PC and Xbox.
Given our political climate I am utterly fascinated at a story that explores angry, disillusioned, rural religious white folk in a violent uprising. And also bear allies. Far Cry 5 launches February 27, 2018.