Ubisoft has officially unveiled the next installment in the Far Cry franchise, Far Cry 5. The open-world game takes place in the fictional town of Hope County, Montana, introducing new characters and a new threat in the form of a religious cult. The leader of the cult narrates throughout the trailer, which utilizes in-game footage to show off the highly detailed graphics. The trailer wraps up with the cult leader preaching in a church to his followers, sporting a trendy man bun. Ubisoft describes the premise as such:
When your arrival incites the cult to violently seize control of the region, you must rise up and spark the fires of resistance to liberate a besieged community. Freely explore Hope County’s rivers, lands, and skies with the largest customizable weapon and vehicle roster ever in a Far Cry game. You are the hero of the story in a thrilling world that hits back with every punch, and where the places you discover and the locals you ally with will shape your story in ways you’ll never see coming.
Watch the trailer above and share your thoughts in the comments below. Far Cry 5 will launch on February 27, 2018 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC and will include features like two-player co-op and a map editor akin to Fallout 4.
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