Far Cry 5 has been something of a curiosity since it was announced. While an unquestionably brave move to set this new installment of the 14 year old franchise in the United States, many were curious about the game’s motives — given the political and social turmoil in which the US currently finds itself, would Ubisoft be using one of their headline franchises to make some sort of political statement? Depending on where you stand politically, you may be relieved or disappointed to hear the answer is “Sort of? Not really.” Further, its hard to think of a more precarious moment for a game about the American heartland solving its problems with guns to arrive.
Continue reading Games Review: Far Cry 5 (PS4, 2018): Ain’t no easy way out
Ubisoft have unveiled their DLC roadmap for upcoming survival shooter Far Cry 5 with three complete self contained expansions and an HD version of Far Cry 3 for current-gen consoles.
Continue reading There is a ton of DLC for Far Cry 5 on the way
The moment I jumped into Far Cry 5 at E3 this year, the thing that struck me was how familiar it felt. Ubisoft have been pushing a very particular vision for the series since Far Cry 2 comprehensively reworked Crytek’s 2004 original action adventure title into something more akin to survival adventure, a design template they’ve been gradually honing ever since.
But it’s actually 2016’s Far Cry Primal with which the forth coming Far Cry 5 has the most in common. Both games display a willingness to throw an interesting setting at the franchise and see how it can apply its very fine-tuned game loop to it.
Continue reading Games Preview: Far Cry 5 feels very familiar. Whether that sounds like good news or bad is up to you
Ubisoft have announced that their two major Q1 2018 releases have suffered delays. Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 will both miss their launch dates by up to a month according to a blog post by the publisher. Continue reading Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 cop delays
Let me say first off, that PAX Aus 2017 was my first PAX ever. For a gaming fan like myself, I can’t even begin to explain how this is the case, as stepping onto that show floor for the first time made me truly feel like was home. It was a glorious feeling, and one that I was kicking myself for not having experienced before. But nonetheless, it’s safe to say that my first experience was a truly memorable one, and rain hail or shine, I’ll most definitely be making an effort to get back to next year. Continue reading PAX Aus 2017: Our 5 Favourite Things From This Year’s Show
As we’ve seen in the lead up to its announce trailer, Far Cry 5‘s premise is a timely one — a church of religious fundamentalists in an isolated town in middle America who wish to remake their nation in their bold new vision of conservativism. That’s where you and your arsenal of weapons come in. Continue reading E3 2017: Hands On: Far Cry 5 (PS4, 2018)
Ubisoft have released a short teaser trailer for the upcoming Far Cry 5 via their social media accounts this morning. The video, which plays like a tourism ad for smalltown USA is overlaid with tolling bells and anguished cries. Continue reading New Far Cry 5 teaser puts game setting in Hope County, Montana