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Far Cry 5: What We Know So Far

Earlier this week we got a little teaser of what was to come for Far Cry 5. Ubisoft had their big reveal yesterday and we learned all kinds of things about it including the story, a taste of the bad guy, and some gameplay info.

While I’ve played a little bit of Far Cry 4 and I know a little bit about 3 and Primal, this will be the first one that I’m actually super interested in. It has a setting that is compelling and relevant to today’s times. That’s not to say I don’t think highly of the previous games but my interest is definitely more piqued then it was for the other games. Anyway, let’s take a look at what we now know about Far Cry 5

Hope County, Montana

As we learned last week, Far Cry 5 takes place in rural America. More specifically in the fictional place called Hope County. At first you might be thinking Montana? America? But Montana is actually a pretty good place for something like this. It's very open and there are plenty of wildlife. And there are a lot of people with their own agenda there as well. 

Far Cry 5

A New Bad Guy

Thanks to the last couple previous entries in the series, the antagonist has become the highlight of these games. It looks like Far Cry 5 doesn’t look to disappoint in this area either. The new antagonist is Joseph who runs the fanatic cult Eden’s Gate. 

Joseph hears a voice that tells him it’s his duty to protect the people from the collapse of society. He’s a single minded individual that makes a natural leader for the cult.

All in the Family

Joseph doesn’t come alone either. He’s brought some of his family along to help lead the cult. His older brother is Jacob who is a former u.s. soldier with a grudge against the government. 

Faith is the peace keeper. It’s not clear if this is Joseph’s sister or what, but her part in the cult is to pacify the cult members. To keep everyone in line. 

And finally is Joseph’s younger brother, John. He’s the money maker. It’s up to him to expand the cult by buying houses around the area. 

Character Customization

You’ll be able to customize your character which is a departure from the previous games. While the depth of customization is unknown at the time, we do know you’ll be able to change things such as gender, race, etc. We’ll see how much more you can do with this but it’s an interesting addition. I think it makes it a little more personal.

Local Co-op

This time you’ll be able to play the entire campaign in co-op. In previous entries it was only for side quests or entirely different co-op campaign. Again, we don’t know the details but I think it’s a welcome addition. 

Release Date 

Along with everything else they let us know the release date for Far Cry 5. It’s Feb 27th 2018. Before the announcement there was word floating around about a fall release. The problem is that fall is stuffed by some pretty major contenders so I think this was a wise move on their part to release it later on. 


You’ll have all kinds of trucks and cars to drive around. As per usual for the series. The newest addition to the vehicles are airplanes. You’ll be able to actually fly around and get into aerial dogfights.

Far Cry 5

3 New Allies

You won’t have to face the cult all by yourself though. There are allies that will join you in the fight against Eden’s Gate.

Pastor Jerome Jeffries

A pastor that has lost his flock. If can’t be a shepard anymore, he’ll become a hunter instead.

Mary May

Mary May is a family oriented person and is a business owner that’s been pushed too far. 

Nick Rye

Nick Rye is a 3rd generation pilot from a military family. While he hasn’t had to fight in a war, it seems like the military life has him in it’s grasps anyway.

The Story Hits Close to Home

On a more serious note this game really resonates with the current political environment. This kind of thing could happen. And it has happened in the past. There have been several cults in recent history at various levels. This kind of thing is totally plausible. So I find it fascinating how relevant this game might be to real life.

In Far Cry 5 you’ll be fighting your fellow neighbors. You’ll be fighting the typical mid-western rural American. This game will be touching on something that is pretty close to home for Americans and even the rest of the world. 

Maybe it’s a big deal, maybe not. But I think it will be interesting if this game will step on anyone’s toes or how relevant to current state of affairs this game will actually be.

Far Cry 5

So we got a pretty amount of information about Far Cry 5 this week and I’m pretty interested in playing it. It’s an interesting direction for the series. We’ll see more soon I’m sure. Watch the full reveal trailer below.

What do you think? Are you excited? What do you think of the relevance of the subject matter? 

Tags: far cry 5, ubisoft, hope county, montana

5/27/2017 1:21:08 PM Christopher D. Anderson

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slow and smart
Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 4:00:08 AM

I like a lot of info ,great article!.

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Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 11:26:51 AM

Thank you sir!

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Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 3:19:39 AM

Never played a Far Cry but this looks interesting.

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Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 8:59:20 AM

Dude, I think you need to remove one of the comments systems - it's kinda messy now :)
One unfortunate side effect of using Discuss that I didn't think of earlier, is that it makes it more difficult with the counter of comments at each article on the front page. That's usually a good indicator of action. :)

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Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 11:28:17 AM

Ya, it's a bit of a mess right now. But it's a work in progress. Things will get better with time. And ya, the comment indicator was a good indication (heh) of the action. When it works anyways. We'll get there eventually.

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Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 2:08:41 PM

The goal is to slowly phase the current "legacy" system out entirely, and update the site so that it's fully compatible with Disqus. Disqus also supports a comment counter, but until I can get everything sorted out, the current counter is basically restricted to the legacy system.

Also, yeah. Things are a tad messy right now, but like Mortae3 said, it's a work in progress.

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Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 10:32:17 AM

Whoa! Stuff is happening at PSXE again! Awesome. After months of inactivity I had mourned it's passing and deleted my bookmark.

Nice work keeping things alive Chris. I'll be adding PSXE back to my daily routine :)

I have to agree with Beamboom on the comments system thing. It's a little confusing with two concurrent comment systems.

On-Topic... I haven't played any Far Cry games but I'd like to. I've been itching to play Horizon Zero Dawn and Last Guardian for months, but for the last 6 months I've been up to my eyeballs in Skyrim (this game is seriously, massively huge...) and it's taking forever. Of course, my family and work schedule only afford me a few hours a week for games, which makes games like Skyrim feel even bigger in scope :/

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Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 11:30:03 AM

I'm trying to keep up on it. We just got another writer as well and Tyler is working on the site itself. Big things for the future of PSXE! It's not going to die!

And yes, Skyrim has a tendency to take over your life lol. And I totally get the family schedule thing. It's hard to squeeze in game time sometimes.

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wiiplay [Administrator]
Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 2:13:25 PM

Hey gumbi, welcome back!

Yeah, I kinda bought this site, and am slowly trying to revive it. Unfortunately things aren't in the best of shape right now, so I'm trying to slowly make changes without actually breaking anything. This site is very complex, and also very old in design. Uses a deprecated coding language that I'm not too familiar with, so it's a bit of a learning experience.

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