After a week of teasing, Ubisoft has finally lifted the curtain on Far Cry 5, the latest title in the long running, and popular Far Cry franchise. The game, which will take place in America, a first for the franchise, carries a release date of Feb. 27, 2018, just a little more than two years from Far Cry Primal’s Feb 23. release date back in 2016.
As teased, Far Cry 5 will take place in Montana, USA and it will center around a doomsday cult known as the Project at Eden’s Gate. This cult has a tight grasp on the people of Hope County, and it will be up to the player (and a friend via co-op if they choose) to sabotage this violent group and liberate the ordinary folk. And, because it’s Far Cry, you’ll have access to a wide range of destructive tools to make ensure your success. Who better than Ubisoft themselves to describe what you’ll be getting yourself into in Hope Country, Montana next year:
“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 utilize 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, specialized 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.”
We also got a better sense of three major allies that will join you in fighting the Project at Eden’s Gate. Mary May, Pastor Jerome, and Nick Rye each got their own teaser revealing their motivations that you can check out here.
Finally, Ubisoft also revealed that PlayStation 4 owners will get some kind of free content with their purchase at launch. This is distinct from Xbox and PC players that will have that content available via Ubisoft Club.
Far Cry 5 will launch on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Project Scorpio with a release date of Feb. 27, 2018.