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Ubisoft has today revealed Far Cry 5’s Arcade mode, its batshit crazy form of competitive multiplayer/co-op action/map editing that puts the creative tools in the players' hands.
Okay Ubisoft, your love it trailers is probably getting a little out of hand now. No less than five (FIVE!) trailers for Far Cry 5 dropped over the weekend, showcasing mayhem in the mountains in that typically excess Far Cry style. It’s shaping up to be the perfect game to put on when your brain needs a rest.
We're back. After a few months of quiet releases, March is hotting up. Far Cry 5, Sea of Thieves and Final Fantasy XV are all releasing on PC within a matter of weeks, and we're giving a copy of one of these games away for free to a GD'er. All you've got to do is get involved in the free game giveaway via any of the options shown below, and you could get your hands on a PC cd key for Sea of Thieves, Far Cry or FFXV!
While Far Cry 5 is playable entirely in co-op, those planning to go solo won’t be at a total disadvantage. There’s a bunch of Guns For Hire to pick from, each of whom has unique skills and abilities, whether that be ace pilot Nick Rye or stealthy hunter Jess Black. Whoever it is, they’re probably bound to be better than most of my real-life co-op partners.
It’s not often I’m impressed by the contents of a season pass, but when said contents are a delicious stew of Vietnam War, Martian arachnids and zombies, I’m probably quite keen to have a slurp. Ubisoft has announced the Far Cry 5 Season Pass, and what’s included is an eclectic bunch of left-field adventures.
Undoubtedly the biggest release of Q1 2018, Far Cry 5 cranks the chaos-o-meter up to 11 with full co-op support and an open-world Montana that's been overrun by a fanatical cult. Luckily they're a problem that can be sorted out by bullets, and lots of them. Pet wolverines are optional. As with anything Ubisoft though, Far Cry 5 will push graphical boundaries, meaning running this game doesn't come easy. Here are the official Far Cry 5 PC system requirements.
Far Cry 5 looks anything but revolutionary, although we’d be lying if we said it didn’t look like ridiculously over-the-top fun. A case of bigger and better rather than groundbreaking, Far Cry 5 promises to have more dangerous wildlife, a larger world, more NPCs to interact with, and crazier systemic events being churned out of the self-styled ‘anecdote generator’.
I was away on a booze-fuelled wedding rampage on Friday, so I missed that Ubisoft quietly dropped a pair of new trailers for the recently delayed Far Cry 5. The first is dubbed ‘The Resistance’, and it’s all about the player’s gang of misfits and hellraisers who are looking to take back rural Montana from the racist cult that has gained control. It’s definitely Far Cry alright, complete with killer bears, umpteen driveable vehicles and a penchant for mass destruction.
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.