UbiSoft has revealed that Far Cry 5 will be coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on 28th February 2018. The news also brings FOUR new trailers and more information on the next game in the franchise.
The various bits of released artwork, screenshots and trailers hinted heavily of the game using a religious cult as the set of primary antagonists. This is now confirmed. A religious cult called Project at Eden’s Gate are the primary threat in the game and players will lead a local resistance to liberate the fictional setting of Hope County. A map editor is being included and the full game can be played with two player co-op. Although it has been confirmed that there will be no local co-op mode in Far Cry 5. A free Far Cry 5 skin pack will also be available free at launch for everyone signed-up to the Ubisoft Club.
Ubisoft’s full Far Cry 5 description reads as follows:
As the new junior deputy of fictional Hope County, Montana, players will find that their arrival accelerates a years-long silent coup by a fanatical doomsday cult, the Project at Eden’s Gate, igniting a violent takeover of the county. Caught off guard and drawn into a power struggle, players must disrupt the carefully laid plans of the Project at Eden’s Gate, and fan the fires of resistance to help liberate the Hope County community and themselves.
Under siege and cut off from the rest of the world, players will join forces with residents of Hope County and form the Resistance. The fight against the cult will take players to unique locations throughout Hope County that provide different gameplay experiences. During their journey, players can fly planes to engage cult forces in aerial dogfights across Big Sky Country. While tracking down cult members and gathering resources for survival across farmland, forests, mountains and rivers, players can get behind the wheel of iconic American muscle cars, big rigs, ATVs and boats. Vehicles also provide refuge when under attack by animals or as a way to quickly escape when things don’t go as planned.
To take down the cult, players will need to utilise 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, specialised 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.
So we’ve got the stereotypical hero who stumbles into the situation at just the right moment, varying environments that will likely play into mission variety, ariel dogfighting; and an armada of weapons and vehicles meant to aid the player in taking down an insane cult. Sounds like the right mix of Far Cry magic and pure chaos that will make Far Cry 5 a great success to me.
The four new trailers include a standard announcement trailer and three character profiles for Far Cry 5.
The first character video introduces Mary Fairgrave, a Montana native who works the bar at the local watering hole, the Spread Eagle. The second character is Nick Rye, an aircraft enthusiast, who will likely be the source for the ariel missions in the game. Finally, there’s Pastor Jerome Jeffries, who’s not exactly pleased with the way in which his flock has been led astray by the Project at Eden’s Gate cult. It seems like their setting Jeffries up to be the primary contact for the player, and if Far Cry 5 is being predictable, the inevitable traitor.
Below you can find all four trailers that have been released in tandem with these announcements. We’ve also included another trailer, “The World” Announcement version.