The current rage in the game industry seems to be coming out with a strong message denying any political stance at all. Have a game about heavily armed special police forces fighting terrorists and criminals? It doesn’t mean anything. Made a game about a doomsday religious cult taking over Montana just before World War 3? Don’t read into it. Publishing a game about the modern surveillance state and privacy violations along with some slick commentary about Bay Area gentrification? Hey, that’s your opinion, man. And if anyone gets the wrong idea, you’d better publish a statement correcting that notion. You’re not apolitical, you’re just presenting a rich smorgasbord of viewpoints and systems and letting the player decide.
“We are scared sometimes as we are world-building. That was the case for Far Cry 5. It is a great game, but it just wasn’t possible to present all points of view and perspectives. We believe that ultimately, in the future, players should be able to go in the game world, have as many different experiences as they want, experience as many different political views as they want, as many religions as they want … as many different fantasies as they want.”
We get it Ubisoft. You don’t want to condemn or advocate any opinion that might offend some sector of your fans. You’re completely neutral.
The latest update for Far Cry 5 is now available. Title Update 7 tweaks some missions in the base game, fixes some bugs in the Hours of Darkness DLC, and generally pops a band-aid on some issues. The real news is that assets from Assassin’s Creed Origins have been added to the game’s editor and the male or female Origins costume is now in the player’s wardrobe. This means that if you’re proficient with the Far Cry 5 editor, you can create that first-person Assassin’s Creed experience you’ve always been looking for in other games.
Hours of Darkness, the first installment of three planned DLC packs for Far Cry 5, goes back in time to the jungles of Vietnam. You’ll play as Wendell Redler on a prisoner of war extraction mission. New weapons, enemies, and vehicles will be provided in the paid DLC and they will carry over into the main Hope County campaign. Items like the Vietnam-era M16, SVD sniper rifle, props, and NPCs will also be available to everyone for free in the game’s editor as assets for creating user-made scenarios. A Survivor Mode that reduces weapons and makes the game harder in many ways, and an Action Movie mode that makes everything even more ridiculous round out the DLC pack.
Hours of Darkness for Far Cry 5 will be available on June 5th.
Rabbit ears, skulls, and alien heads. Just some of the new cosmetic bits in Far Cry 5 after the latest update. For a few thousand in-game dollars, or a few hundred ingots purchased with real money, you too can put a wacky mask on your character. For those that finished the story campaign, imagine that ending, but now imagine you were wearing a Santa mask all along.
The North American turkey. Staple of Thanksgiving dinner tables and renaissance fairs. In Far Cry 5, they are murderous foes capable of pecking and gobbling an adult human or mountain lion to death in seconds. They are the merciless ninjas of Montana. Beware! Beware the mighty turkey!
This time in live action theater, it’s Ubisoft’s Far Cry 5. The bad guy Father Jerome leads his parish and shows how he can hold his own with the likes of Pagan Min and Vaas Montenegro. He so crazy! Someone once said that the definition of insanity was doing the same thing over and over while expecting things to change, but I guess this is a case of not messing with a winning formula.
Far Cry Primal’s stone age characters converse using a made-up language called Wenja. Speaking to IGN in normal English, the game’s writer, Kevin Shortt, revealed that the in-game language is a fictional construct based on proto-European speech. Thankfully, the dialogue is subtitled, so players won’t be scratching their heads when someone grunts “klaatu barada nikto” at them.
“So we created the setting, the flora, the megafauna and then when it came to actually telling the story it just felt wrong to say ‘ok we’re going to do it in modern language.’ Because it was going to pop. You were going to feel it. So we did some tests, and it did pop. It wasn’t right. So we thought, ‘hell, let’s make a language.'”
Far Cry Primal will release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 23rd, but PC players will have to wait until March.
Far Cry Primal has no cooperative or versus multiplayer. Ubisoft confirmed that the Far Cry offshoot game will be single player only. While Far Cry 3’s versus multiplayer never caught on with gamers, Far Cry 4’s co-op gameplay added some delicious opportunities for chaos in the sandbox shooter. Community manager Jason Paradise explained the decision to cut multiplayer.
We are focusing entirely on creating the best possible Far Cry experience for our fans. Bringing the Stone Age to life and providing players with a strong gameplay experience based off of the Far Cry legacy meant we had to reinvent our core gameplay loop.
Instead of real life companions, you get to make friends with saber-tooth tigers, wolves, eagle-owls, (is that a thing?) and mammoths in the game. That’s a fair trade. When has a real friend attacked a caveman for you? Far Cry Primal launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 23rd, and on Windows PC in March.
Ubisoft has announced Far Cry Primal. The newest game takes the franchise back to the Stone Age with players taking on the role of a primitive tribesman hunting wooly mammoths and other prehistoric wildlife while fighting against rival early humans.
You will play as Takkar, a seasoned hunter and the last surviving member of your group. You have one goal: survival in a world where you are the prey.
If you were hoping for a Far Cry: Blood Dragon style game done on the cheap and sold as a downloadable title for less-than-normal pricing, you’ll be disappointed. Far Cry Primal from Ubisoft Montreal launches on February 23rd for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and March for PC as a full priced retail release.