He started the Project at Eden’s Gate cult, recruited his family to serve under him, and prophesied the Collapse which we saw at the end of Far Cry 5. But it has been seventeen years since the bombs dropped, and a lot has changed – new biomes have swept over the lands, survivors have banded together in Prosperity, and the Highwaymen seek to threaten those who just want to rebuild.
But what of the Father himself, Joseph Seed? Did he survive his apocalyptic prediction? When we sat down with the team at Ubisoft Montreal to talk all things Far Cry New Dawn, we got some pretty interesting hints…
MZ: We saw at the end of the trailer that Joseph Seed is still around. Can you tell us any more about existing characters from Far Cry 5 that may show up in New Dawn?
Olivia Yassi-Alexander – Scriptwriter, Far Cry New Dawn: I can tell you that there are some familiar faces, aged 17 years, from Far Cry 5. They’ve definitely carried over a lot of the spirit of Hope County. Not everyone survived, because it was a really awful event, but there are some familiar faces that fans will be very happy to see.
Jean-Sebastian Decant – Creative Director: As you could see in the trailer, there was a cameo of Joseph Seed, so he’s still alive. And the world is in a place actually where he wanted it to be, so he’s a changed man. And yes, there are plenty of secrets that we keep for later.
So it seems that the Project at Eden’s Gate still has a larger role to play in this post-apocalyptic world. But just how much of an influence will The Father have? Does the cult still exist as well? All will be revealed in February.
PRESS START GOT AN EARLY SNEAK PEEK AT FAR CRY NEW DAWN IN MONTREAL, CANADA. FLIGHTS AND ACCOMMODATION WERE PROVIDED BY UBISOFT.