With E3 just around the corner, there are a ton of awesome games for us all to get excited about. There are sure to be new titles announced at this year’s show, but we will also learn new information about several titles that have already been announced. Over the next week, we will be exploring what games we can look forward to seeing more of, and what we can expect to learn from these upcoming titles.
Title: Far Cry 5
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Release Date: February 28th, 2018
Far Cry 5 was last seen on May 26th, 2017, the day that the reveal trailer was released.
Far Cry 5 is the latest installment in the popular Ubisoft franchise. While the typical gameplay that fans have come to know and love will make a return, Far Cry 5 will ditch the exotic locations from the previous games and will instead take place in a fictional county in Montana. Not much is known about the game at the moment, but the story is about groups of militias trying to overthrow the government within Hope County. The primary villain is Joseph Seed, the leader of a cult named The Project at Eden Gate, a group that is willing to recruit new members, voluntarily or by force, it doesn’t matter to them. Your character, the new deputy in Hope County is sent to take down the menacing leader of the cult.
Far Cry 5 is a huge departure from what fans have come to expect from the series. It’s the first in the franchise to take place in America, the main character is fully customizable, the campaign can be played cooperatively (previous games had limited cooperative options) and the narrative is shaping up to be highly controversial. The thought of roaming around the American countryside with friends excites us so much and the attention to detail found in the trailer is admirable. The Far Cry franchise is superb and Far Cry 5 looks as if it will continue this tradition. Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of controversy on the Internet surrounding the setting, plot, and characters. While those aspects may turn some people away, we’re glad that Ubisoft is trying to do something that we haven’t seen before, especially with the narrative. The fact that Far Cry 5 appears to contain all of the elements that have become a staple for the franchise (outpost liberation, hunting, ferocious animals, over-the-top abilities) alongside new features, shows that Ubisoft is going all out for this installment.
We expect Ubisoft to show off a new trailer that goes into further detail about the plot and the characters that will be found in the game. Not only that, it’s safe to say that there will be an extensive gameplay demo that will get significant stage time, showing off brand new gameplay elements as well as the things you’ll be able to do around Hope County. Since the Far Cry franchise is one of the most popular series in the Ubisoft catalog, it’s safe to say that the game will be one of the biggest and most important parts of the entire Ubisoft press conference.