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Yesterday evening Ubisoft announced a trio of delays to investors. Far Cry 5 is the first to slip. Originally planned for February 27th, 2018, we’ll now have to wait until March 27th until we can go hillbilly bashing. The Crew 2 has suffered a deeper blow though, moving from March 16th to an undisclosed date in the first half of the fiscal year 2018-19, which runs from April through to September 2018. Lastly, a third game which hasn’t even been announced yet has been shunted back to the fiscal year 2019-20.
We’ve known for a while now Far Cry 5 would be going all-in on the co-op, but we hadn’t quite realised just what big dumb fun it was going to be. Ubisoft’s revealed a new ‘Friend For Hire’ trailer for Far Cry 5, detailing the chaotic shenanigans you and a buddy can get up to in its version of rural Montana.
At AMD’s Capsaicin and Cream event earlier this year, it made a big deal about Rapid Packed Math, its new technology which will be exclusive to Radeon RX Vega. In a nutshell, Rapid Packed math doubles the number of mathematical computations that can be performed at any given moment, dramatically improving the frame rate. Alongside the Radeon RX Vega reveal, yesterday AMD also confirmed both Far Cry 5 and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will be two of the first games to take advantage of Rapid Packed Math.
Ubisoft’s E3 press conference has arguably been the best one so far, but just imagine if Far Cry 5 hadn’t been revealed a fortnight ago and Assassin’s Creed Origins hadn’t been leaked. It would’ve been an absolute barnstormer. As it was, we thought we knew everything there was to know about Far Cry 5, but the E3 gameplay walkthrough still managed to impress.
Ubisoft doesn't do things by half, and judging from its recent leaks and reveals, the French publisher is looking to blow the doors off E3 this year. Ubisoft's E3 2017 press conference will play host to Far Cry 5, The Crew 2, Assassin's Creed Origins, and at least one brand new AAA IP. For PC gamers these games promise to be unmissable.
After what amounts to years of rumours and now a week of incessant teasing, Ubisoft has blown the doors off of Far Cry 5. The full gameplay reveal has arrived, showcasing a redneck rollercoaster as the protagonist takes on a gang of militant religious fanatics deep in the Rocky Mountains.
Ubisoft has revealed the first promo artwork for Far Cry 5 ahead of tomorrow’s full unveiling. And, uh, Ubisoft sure is leaning in heavily to the religious overtones. The artwork confirms Far Cry 5 will be set in modern times in the mountains of Montana, which borders the south of Canada. 
With the crushing air of inevitability, Ubisoft has at long last confirmed the existence of Far Cry 5. The full worldwide reveal is coming on May 26th, but in the meantime we’ve got the first teaser trailer and confirmation of where it’s going to be set.
Ubisoft has just been having all its financial shenanigans with investors, revealing its plans for the coming fiscal year. A total of four big-hitters are due to launch in the next 12 months, including both Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2, neither of which have been officially announced.
And now for the second of Ubisoft’s rumours today. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out another Far Cry on the way. However, according to a few tantalising details procured from a live action filming crew, Far Cry 5 may actually be set in the Wild West, with a release date aimed at September.
Chalk this one firmly up as a rumour for now, but the Irish branch of retailer GameStop has just listed Far Cry 5 for release in 2017. Ubisoft has yet to announce Far Cry 5 even exists, yet GameStop seems confident enough in it to slap a November 26, 2017 date on it.