A recent preview event for Far Cry 5 gave us here at EGM a fresh look at the shooter, and the game’s story campaign wasn’t all that was on display.
The preview demo started us at the very beginning of the game. As a sheriffs deputy being airlifted into the backwoods of Hope County, Montana, I was tasked with arresting the leader of a doomsday cult, Father Joseph Seed. After the s**t inevitably hits the fan, I was forced to befriend a neutral doomsday prepper named Dutch, who set me on a path to kick back against the cult. While I started out ramping a star-spangled ATV off jumps, I quickly got into the game’s more meaningful content of capturing outposts, saving Guns For Hire support characters, and overall just causing some chaos.
The demo was a notable improvement over what we saw in December, and Ubisoft saved the best for last. After messing around with the campaign, we were free to try out the game’s Far Cry Arcade. This feature consists of a full-scale map editor, allowing players to create entire single-player and cooperative missions, as well as competitive multiplayer maps. That’s right, Far Cry 5 has PvP. Preview attendees were unfortunately not allowed to capture the competitive gameplay, and the actual map editor is still under wraps, but fans can check out one of the created single-player missions in our preview coverage below, as I break down what the demo had to offer.
Far Cry 5 is slated to launch March 27th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.