For the past two weeks, Ubisoft has been hinting at the return of their hit series, Far Cry. We received the uneventful announcement on May 16th, followed by four short teasers which revealed we were leaving the islands and mammoths behind for an American setting. Today, we finally received details about the fifth entry in the series, as well as a bunch of trailers containing details about the story and some characters you will interact with.
Per Ubisoft’s blog:
Led by Joseph “The Father” Seed, the cult preys on the same apocalyptic fear and uncertainty Hay first felt as a child, preaching that a societal collapse is imminent, and that Eden’s Gate holds the key to salvation. They’re driven by a fanatical belief that a voice spoke to Joseph and commanded him to save as many souls as possible, whether they like it or not. Now they’ve capped off a long campaign of intimidation, recruitment, and aggressive land acquisition with an armed takeover of Hope County, Montana, and you’re a thorn in the cult’s side. No help is coming from outside, you don’t know any of the locals, and it’s down to you to stop the cult from harvesting the souls of Hope County and beyond.
You will play an unnamed Deputy Sheriff, who takes it upon himself to stop The Project at Eden’s Gate. However, you won’t do it alone, as players will build up a resistance with characters in Hope County.
Along with the story reveal, there’s also news of co-op coming back after it was absent from Far Cry: Primal, as described on the game’s website. The campaign is said to be fully co-op playable; not just restricted to side missions like it was in Far Cry 4. This time around, players will be able to fully customize their character, but to what extent remains to be announced. As more details become available, we’ll share them with you.
With the reveal, it seems like a return to form for Ubisoft. Following Primal’s prehistoric setting, returning to a modern setting while setting the world on fire is what this series has been all about.
Keep your eyes posted as more details become available for Far Cry 5.