Ubisoft announced a number of new details on the recently announced entry into the Far Cry series, Far Cry 5.
Ubisoft revealed a number of trailers today for their upcoming title, Far Cry 5, introducing the game’s world and a few of its central characters along with a few gameplay screenshots. Along with a PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Project Scorpio and PC release date on Feb. 27, 2018.
Taking place in Montana, players will find themselves involved in the uprising of a fanatical cult, intent on taking over the country. Players will join the resistance force and assist in defending Montana and its citizens. Marking the first time the series will take place in America, Far Cry 5 will have players visit unique locations throughout the country, offering players a variety of different gameplay experiences. Players can fly planes along with being able to operate a number of different vehicles such as boats and muscle cars. Features introduced in earlier titles such as the map editor from Far Cry 2 will be returning to the series along with the option to play the entire game cooperatively with a friend.
Far Cry began its life as a first-person shooter on PC back in 2004. Developed by Crytek and published by Ubisoft, the game followed ex-special forces soldier Jack Carver as he searched for a missing journalist on a mysterious island where genetic research was being performed on mercenaries, mutating them into monsters. The game followed a somewhat non-linear path, allowing players to tackle objectives in a few different ways.
With Far Cry’s critical and commercial success, a number of sequels and stand alone titles were developed. Far Cry 2 brought the series into an open world setting, featuring a new story set in Africa along with a new cast of characters. Future titles used the same open world first-person shooter gameplay, adding new features to each title while delivering new stories set in different parts of the world.