Far Cry 5 Gets Release Date in New Trailer
Ben Sheene / May 26th, 2017 No Comments
Ubisoft announced the Far Cry 5 release date as Feb. 27, 2018 in a new trailer for the next entry in the chaotic open-world series. It will launch on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Far Cry 5 takes place in fictional Hope County, Montana. As a new deputy in town, players find themselves caught in a town slowly being taken over by The Project at Eden’s Gate cult. Led by Joseph “The Father” Seed, the cult preys on citizens’ end of the world fears claiming Eden’s Gate is the only path to salvation.
Joseph and his followers use intimidation to ensnare residents and those they don’t convert are killed. Players will be cut off from the outside world and must use every resource available to survive and win over the locals in order to save Hope County.
Ubisoft Montreal is taking Far Cry to North America for the first time in the series. Environment-wise, this fifth entry is a significant departure from the tropics and jungles of previous games. However, the stateside setting is going to be just as diverse a playground with many familiar elements. The trailer shows animal hunting, aerial combat, off-road driving, guns, and plenty of destruction. Ubisoft also says two player co-op returns to the game as does the series’ map editor.
Players aren’t alone, however. Throughout the game resistance fighters with their own stories, personalities, and skills are waiting to be recruited. People like Pastor Jerome Jeffries, Mary May Fairgrave, and Nick Rye have all lost something to Eden’s Gate and can be convinced to take up arms with you.
Ubisoft plans to show off more of Far Cry 5 at its E3 2017 press conference on June 12.
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