In typical video game industry announcements before E3, Ubisoft brings us a teaser trailer for Far Cry 5. Looks like the team is doing away with the jungle atmosphere and taking us to Hope County, Montana.
Of course, since it’s a teaser there isn’t much info you can grab from the trailer alone, but due to a detailed post on Reddit, we have a little insight on what the premise is of taking the Far Cry series out of foreign countries and leading the series to the US.
This info is a year old, so things could’ve changed significantly since:
The idea of doing it in Montana was the predominant idea — like many of you, we were kind of led to believe at first that it would be a Wild West motif, just to see what we thought of that idea — but that changed when they started to show us character profiles and other collateral. The general thrust of this game is that it will take place in present day, and feature the protagonist taking on a Jim Jones or David Koresh-like religious cult in a small town in Montana that’s been populated by, essentially, Doomsday-preppers bent on furthering their cause. So, modern-day weaponry and modern-day vehicles, plus a hilly, mountainous backdrop. Honestly, it sounded at the time like they were using that to their advantage, given that when you think of Far Cry you kind of think of mountains and hills and the kind of backdrop Montana has in spades.
Looks like this Far Cry will focus on a religious cult, so you could only imagine how crazy this game could get. I’m not gonna lie here, I’m actually interested in this one!
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