Far Cry 5: Official Announcement Trailer

It’s safe to say most of us were caught off guard earlier this week when Far Cry 5 was announced, particularly just weeks ahead of E3 2017. Today, we were offered a further glimpse of the game with Ubisoft’s official announcement trailer for the upcoming title.

Far Cry 5, as described on Ubisoft’s website:

Welcome to Hope County, Montana, land of the free and the brave, but also home to a fanatical doomsday cult known as Eden’s Gate. Stand up to the cult’s leader, Joseph Seed, and his siblings, the Heralds, and spark the fires of resistance that will liberate your besieged community.

Fight in solo or two-player co-op modes to free Hope County from the grip of the deadly cult of Eden’s Gate.

Recruit guns and fangs for hire to wreak havoc on the cult, but beware the wrath of Joseph Seed and his followers.

Build your character and carve your own path through the largest, most customizable Far Cry game ever!

Take control of dynamic toys, such as muscle cars, ATVs, planes, and more, in epic fights against the cult forces.

There are a few points to unpack there.

First and foremost (for me, at any rate), is the confirmation there will be two-player co-op in this entry. When I played through various parts of Far Cry 4 with a friend, the over the top silliness was all the better. I’m looking forward to exploring Hope County in tandem with a co-op partner.

As per the statement above, the game world will be larger than ever, and that’s a bit of a dizzying prospect.

We also find here that we will be able to control planes. I imagine hijinks will ensue once I’m given access to airplanes.

I’ve seen early reports of concern that Far Cry 5 is pushing boundaries for being potentially offensive or inappropriate, but to that I say, I hope Ubisoft sticks to their proverbial guns on this one. The game may take place in the United States, but this is clearly a fictional situation. One of the things I’ve always loved most about the Far Cry series is just how gonzo the whole thing gets at times. I like that the game isn’t always appropriate. I like that you never know quite what to expect. I like that it pushes. I hope Ubisoft makes no apology for the direction of this game and doubles down on their vision. I want to see how this plays out.

A release date was also announced of February 27, 2018.

Today’s official announcement trailer can be seen here:

What do you think of the direction Far Cry 5 is taking? Are you excited or apprehensive?

Also, what will you be playing this weekend?

I’ve been able to play a couple of hours of games here and there, so I’m not only hoping to make that final push in Destiny from 399 light to 400 (at last!), but to hopefully get to at least a couple of the smaller games that have recently released as well.

Please be safe out there!

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  1. “Pick me…Pick me…”
    From Finding Nemo.
    Said with much excitement and enthusiasm.
    Two player co-op yes please.
    It sounds like another game of good versus evil and I’m always on the side of good.
    I can’t help but think there might be a forest fire in this game.
    I’ve seen the forest in Montana and I know this going to be a flamethrower because it’s a Far Cry game. Watch out for the grizzly bears also.
    I think they should do a mountain goat camo.
    Keep up the good work Rebecca.
    Steven

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    • It really does look promising. The co-op feature doesn’t hurt, either.

      To be fair, in Far Cry 3 if you set something on fire, it spread quickly and could potentially hurt you just as much (if not worse) than whoever you were trying to target.

      In the trailer you can actually see a bear chasing someone. I have a feeling that will be an ever-present danger.

      Also, you’ve known me my whole life and you just misspelled my name…on a website that also shows my name. Sigh. Brothers.

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      • Auto correct shortfall.
        My fat fingers on this little tiny device. So voice to text saves what little sanity that I have left. Voice text fail once again.
        My my apologies Miss Rebekah.
        My voice texting phone didn’t know how to spell your name.
        But I do.

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    • I think it’s going to be really interesting. I’m looking forward to hearing more at E3, I’m just surprised that the release date is next year.

      I hope we get a chance to play some Overwatch soon!

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  2. I’ve been wrecked with my work schedule and this weekend we’re going to visit family for the holiday weekend which is fun (I just want to hide away in my house playing video games). Admittedly, the Far Cry 5 premise is unsettling to me. It feels too “realistic” in a world where the news cycle is more horrifying every day including last year’s case against 2 small mid-western towns that discriminated against residents who didn’t belong to the FLDS religion. Personally, I may skip Far Cry 5 (I still need to play Far Cry 4 anyway).

    Congratulations on playing and enjoying games! Play on! I’ll play Overwatch tonight for as long as I can given that the season will end while I’m travelling. Hopefully, on Monday I’ll have time for Mass Effect: Andromeda, I reset my expectations and I enjoy the game a lot more now that I play it as it is as opposed to what I wish it was. I want to return to Destiny before the sequel releases but I doubt I’ll commit to level 400. Here’s to a 3 day weekend!

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    • Hey! I’m so sorry to hear you have been so buried under your work! I am glad you will be able to go away for the weekend, but I’m sorry you likely won’t be getting any gaming in. :(

      I could see how that would be unsettling. The news is a constant horror now. In a weird way, I feel like playing this game might be cathartic for me, though that also seems concerning. I suppose as more information comes out, I will know how worried about myself I should be.

      Thank youuu!!! I’m so glad to be playing again! Tonight I finally finished my quest to reach level cap of 400 light in Destiny! HOORAY!

      I hope you get to play some Overwatch! I hope I get to play some Overwatch, too. And I’m glad you are enjoying Andromeda a bit more.

      Happy three day weekend!!

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