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.
Designed as an evolution of the map editor that shipped with Far Cry 4, Far Cry Arcade offers the tools with which to make entire game modes, worlds, or competitive experiences using more than 9000 art assets borrow from Far Cry 5, FC4, FC Primal, Watch Dogs, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and AC: Unity. Yep, you can use the building assets from Watch Dogs to create an actual city, and then have a 16-player vehicular shootout inside of it.
From the looks of the trailer, you can do just about whatever the heck you want with the tools available to you, and it looks as if there’s potential for some really oddball experiences like surreal platformers or boat races through a Caribbean town. It looks strange, very strange, but in the absence of official mod tools, it looks like a damn good second best.
To get involved with Far Cry Arcade you just head to a bar in Far Cry 5 and start playing one of the arcade cabinets. Any experience and gear earned while playing Far Cry Arcade can then be taken into the single-player campaign and vice versa.
Players will be able to upload their creations to Far Cry Arcade and share them with others, while Ubisoft will be curating lists of some of the best content, as well as providing some of its own creations.
After launch there’ll also three free asset packs for FC: Arcade, bringing in art from the Hours of Darkness, Dead Living Zombies and Lost on Mars DLC expansions for Far Cry 5.
Far Cry 5 is out on March 27th for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.