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Far Cry 5

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Release Date: Feb. 27, 2018

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'Far Cry 5' (ALL) Release Date Gets Pushed Back A Month

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2017 @ 9:06 a.m. PST

As the new junior deputy of fictional Hope County, Montana, players will find that their arrival accelerates a years-long silent coup by a fanatical doomsday cult, the Project at Eden's Gate, igniting a violent takeover of the county.

Gamers will experience the chaos, unpredictability and ferociousness of the Far Cry franchise with Far Cry 5

Set in America for the first time, in Montana, players will have total freedom to navigate this serene-looking yet deeply twisted world solo or entirely in two-player co-op as they fight for survival and freedom.

Caught off guard and drawn into a power struggle, players must disrupt the carefully laid plans of the Project at Eden’s Gate and fan the fires of resistance to help liberate the Hope County community and themselves.

Originally scheduled for February 27, 2018, Ubisoft has decided to delay Far Cry 5 until March 27, 2018 to allow for "investing more time in the development."

Christine Burgess-Quémard, Ubisoft’s Worldwide Studios Executive Director, said, “This decision is in line with our strategic vision of developing even more engaging and higher quality experiences for gamers. Taking more time with Assassin’s Creed Origins enabled our talented development team to fully express their creative vision. As expected, this had a very positive impact on the game’s quality and largely participated to its commercial success. Taking a similar approach, we have decided to invest additional development time in three upcoming games.”

Alain Martinez, Chief Financial Officer, stated, “Our back-catalog performance throughout November followed the same excellent trends as in the first half of the year and sales for Assassin’s Creed Origins continued their positive launch trajectory. As a result, we are now in a position to both update our financial 2017-18 targets, notably by revising our profitability upward, as well as invest additional development time in our future releases. These positive evolutions, which also give us higher visibility for 2018-19, demonstrate we are successfully transforming our model to make our business more recurring and profitable.”

Under siege and cut off from the rest of the world, players will join forces with residents of Hope County and form the Resistance. The fight against the cult will take players to unique locations throughout Hope County that provide different gameplay experiences. During their journey, players can fly planes to engage cult forces in aerial dogfights across Big Sky Country. While tracking down cult members and gathering resources for survival across farmland, forests, mountains and rivers, players can get behind the wheel of iconic American muscle cars, big rigs, ATVs and boats. Vehicles also provide refuge when under attack by animals or as a way to quickly escape when things don’t go as planned.

To take down the cult, players will need to utilize any and all weapons at their disposal, including ranged weapons such as guns and grenades and melee weapons like a sledgehammer or baseball bat. Additionally, players can recruit Guns for Hire from a large cast of characters, or even Fangs for Hire, specialized animals like bears and cougars to complement players’ playstyles whether they’re going in stealthily or forcefully. How players approach each situation and the chaos they create in Far Cry 5 is up to them. Far Cry 5 will also see the return of the map editor, giving players the opportunity to create and play an infinite amount of new playgrounds. The map editor will include new features that add a new dimension to the content created by fans, with more details coming soon.

Key Features:

  • Fan the flames of resistance and fight to free Hope County from the grip of a deadly cult in the newest installment of the Far Cry series.
  • Beware of the wrath of Joseph Seed and his cult followers as you support the resistance in small-town America.
  • Explore Hope County and discover the Montana countryside, wildlife, and its inhabitants in an exciting open world.
  • Play your way. Build your character, make your own allies, and watch the world change as you progress.

Pre-order Far Cry 5 to get the Doomsday Prepper Pack! Includes the prepper outfit, gun and vehicle skins, plus additional consumables.

The Deluxe edition ($69.99) includes the Big Game Hunter Pack (bow, ATV, and big game hunter outfit), Ace Pilot Pack (areal force outfit, helicopter and gun skin), as well as .44 handgun with unique skin and AR-C assault rifle with unique skin.

The Gold edition ($89.99) includes all Deluxe Edition bonus content as well as Season Pass access and day 1 MBP sniper rifle.

There is also a Steelbook Gold edition ($99.99) which includes all the regular Gold edition content in steelbook packaging, but only available on PS4 and Xbox One.

Additionally, players on PS4 will get free content with purchase of the game at launch. Players on Xbox and PC systems will have the same content available through the Ubisoft Club.


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