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’.
Ubisoft’s Dan Hay and Philippe Fournier have been busy taking fan questions and answering the questions we’ve all wanted to be answered, including what could possibly top the honey badger as the most terrifying beast in the wilderness. It’s the grizzly, razor-clawed mutant we call a wolverine. Not that one, the other one.
Greater world depth is also integral to Far Cry 5’s appeal. The series usually limited cast of characters has now been expanded to more than 65, each with their own motivations, routines, and jobs, giving them a legitimate reason to exist within this world. Quite why they wouldn’t just move out of Montana-turned-warzone is anybody’s guess though, but I'd be hitching a ride on the first Greyhound outta there.
Far Cry 5 is certainly looking to be a boatload of fun, and the best way to play is surely going to be running through the campaign in co-op with a buddy. It’s the next logical step after Far Cry 4’s odd pseudo-co-op, effectively doubling the carnage.
Not too long to wait now either - Far Cry 5 launches on March 27th for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.