Ubisoft announced the new entry of the Far Cry series will be set in America for the first time.
Players will take the role of a junior deputy that must join forces with the residents of the fictional Hope County in Montana to fight off the violent takeover of a fanatical cult called The Project at Eden’s Gate.
According to UbiBlog’s Far Cry 5 feature, the team wanted to capture “the existential fear of a childhood in the early ’80s, when the waning days of the Cold War had the world holding its breath for something immense and terrible to happen.”
Hope County features unique locations that offer a variety of gameplay experiences like aerial dogfights, resource-gathering or driving iconic American vehicles.
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.
Far Cry 5 will be available on February 27th, 2018 for PS4, Xbox One devices, including Project Scorpio, and PC.
PS4 owners with a Ubisoft account will get a skin pack with their purchase. The same content will be available for Xbox and PC players through the Ubisoft Club. More information of the game will be presented at Ubisoft’s E3 press conference on June 12, 1pm PDT.