Ubisoft released a new trailer and a new gameplay footage today for Far Cry 5.
The open world shooter promises to be the biggest installment of the franchise to date, as players explore the fields and mountains of Hope County, Montana, a fictional region of the state that has been taken over by a violent religious cult known as Eden’s Gate.
The trailer lives up to everything players have come to expect from a Far Cry game – lots of first person action, bloody fights, and even some tamed animals fighting on your side. But the gameplay footage delves further into what this newest entry into the franchise has to offer.
The new footage calls the game “an adventure on your terms,” showcasing new areas and mechanics, with a special focus on the resistance meter. The idea behind the resistance meter is that the more you push back against the cult in a particular area, the more the locals will be willing to join you in your fight and help you take back their town. As you level up an area’s resistance, you level up their weapons and munitions, as well as gain the ability to hire locals to watch your back and work with you on side missions.
In addition to the footage released by Ubisoft, Playstation posted their own 26 minute gameplay video today. Joined by creative director Dan Hay, their footage spends time exploring the open world just outside Fall’s End, a small town within Hope County. In the interview Hay discusses some of the features of the game and talks about the development process.
“The world’s dangerous,” he comments during on altercation with cult members on the road. “You’re going to have to look around for people you can bring into your group.” Their focus was on creating a more natural way of gaining information. Instead of climbing towers like they’ve done in the past, you’ll rescue hostages and talk to them to learn more about the cult’s operation in that area. Those ordinary people will be the ones that will rise up with you as you fight against Eden’s Gate. “We built this rich, organic world that really does push back based on what you do.”
All of this comes in the wake of Ubisoft’s announcement earlier this month that they would be delaying several of their upcoming titles, Far Cry 5 among them. Originally the game had a release date of February 27th, 2018, which has now been pushed by one month. In an update on the Ubisoft blog, they stated the reason for the delay was “to make some additional improvements that will bring the best, most ambitious Far Cry experience in line with the team’s original vision.” The Crew 2 and a yet untitled game were also delayed.
Far Cry 5 will be out March 27th, 2018 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.