Ubisoft has officially announced the latest title in the popular Far Cry series will be coming next year. Here’s what we know so far about the plot, characters, customization and more.
The story is centered around a religious cult called The Project at Eden’s Gate. Their leader, Joseph Seed, is “The Father” and ultimate villain of the game. In an effort to expand, the cult has moved into Hope County, Montana and taken control of everything they can. Your job is to join the resistance and fight them off to reclaim the town. Here’s your first look at the game with the official announcement trailer.
Of course Far Cry will have allies that support you as well as lead you through parts of the game. Here’s an introduction to the three we know of.
Nick comes from a long line of military pilots, and his decision not to enlist created a deep rift between him and his father. Instead, Nick took up the family legacy in a different way, waging war against farm pests as a cropduster pilot and trying to start a family with his wife, Kim. Lately, though, Eden’s Gate has been making his life difficult through its aggressive attempts to buy his cropdusting business, and as the situation in Hope County heats up, it seems war has finally come to Nick’s doorstep. And this time, he’s answering the call.
Mary May Fairgrave
A lifelong resident of Hope County, Mary May used to own and operate her family’s saloon, The Spread Eagle. The bank foreclosed on the place after her parents died and money ran short, however, and Eden’s Gate took it over for pennies on the dollar. Watching the cult swallow up her birthright is a bridge too far, and she’s ready to take back the Eagle – and Hope County – by any means necessary.
The Pastor, Jerome Jeffries
Jerome was Hope County’s parish priest for more than 15 years, and was one of the first in the community to befriend Joseph Seed, the founder of The Project at Eden’s Gate. Before long, Jerome’s flock left to follow Joseph, and Jerome tried to take it in stride – until Eden’s Gate locked down the county. Not only did Jerome lose his church, but he was beaten and left for dead in the woods. Jerome survived and vowed to protect the cult’s intended victims, and as a Gulf War vet, he’s got the training and experience to lead Hope County back to the light.
The game is built as an entirely open world. You can decide the order to do things, where to go, and how to do it. With planes, helicopters, semi trucks and more to choose from there’s plenty of options to get around. There’s also a meter that rises as you become more of a threat to the Cult. The AI will react to that and put up more of a fight.
Everything is open to co-op play. The amount of players hasn’t been specified, but the wording suggests two player support. If you don’t have a friend to help you then there’s always man’s best friend. Dogs can be “hired” as support to help take down or disarm Cult members.
That’s pretty much everything so far. More details are promised during the Ubisoft E3 press conference in a few weeks. Until then, the release date is planned for February 27, 2018 on PS4, XB1 and PC.