We already know a lot about Far Cry 5. And there’s a lot to be excited about: a radically different setting, sinister-sounding baddies and seemingly very relevant themes to today’s political and cultural climate. Despite the new, the open-world, first-person action remains as the franchise continually evolves but maintains the core gameplay elements that makes the Far Cry world so gosh-darn fun to romp around within.Far Cry 5 was rather unceremoniously announced only a couple of weeks ago during an Ubisoft company call and subsequent forum and social media posts on the 16th May. Since then, numerous teasers have been dropped, including details on the games setting, antagonists, cover art and release date.Obviously Ubisoft’s E3 Press Conference at 6:00 AM Tuesday June 13th (AEST). It’s likely to be showcased centre-stage right next to Assassin’s Creed: Origins. I can’t imagine we’ll see it at any of the other conferences unless PlayStation feel like showing some of that exclusive add-on content.We already know. Far Cry 5 will release February 27th 2018. Considering the game has so far been getting a big marketing push by Ubisoft, you might have assumed the game was poised to release the last quarter of this year (a space maybe occupied by Assassin’s Creed) but it is indeed slated for release in the increasingly popular Q1 position. It’s likely to be a good time to release the game – games released at this time of year have historically done well – but is depends on a number of factors, including perhaps, when RockStar plan to release Red Dead Redemption 2. There’s not much left too see. However, gameplay is the obvious wish I – as a Far Cry fan – would love to be granted. Considering the game is likely to be playable on the show floor, this is a wish that’ll probably come true too.
Another thing I’d love to see too is of course the trademark Far Cry villian reveal trailer, much like this one introducing Pagan Min, or this one introducing the iconic Vaas. That Vaas clip, revealing Far Cry 3 back in 2011, is probably what I would prefer, melding both cutscene – introducing the bad guy of course – and gameplay. Best of both worlds right?
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