Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5 – Making (of) a First Impression

First impressions are important – even in video games. From the attract modes of old arcade machines, through Half-Life’s train ride and Bioshock’s descent into Rapture – they all manage to set the scene in very memorable ways. The Far Cry series has had its fair share of iconic intros too: Those first blinking steps … Continued

Far Cry 5: Lost on Mars is one giant leap from Hope County

Far Cry 5‘s Lost on Mars expansion is out July 17 and takes players millions of miles away from the farms of Hope County and the jungles of Vietnam, to the red planet. This time around, you’ll be playing as everyone’s favourite fighter pilot, Nick Rye. The journey starts when Nick gets a call from … Continued

Far Cry 5 – Hours of Darkness DLC launches June 5th

Say goodbye to the lush mountains of Hope County and hello to the dark jungles of Vietnam in Far Cry 5‘s first post-launch adventure, Hours of Darkness. Releasing for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on June the 5th, Hours of Darkness puts you in the shoes of Hope County’s Wendell “Red” Redler, on a mission … Continued

How Far Cry 5 was optimised for PC

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Far Cry 5 both take advantage of those system’s respective features to produce some impressive visuals, but the Far Cry 5 development team wanted to make sure the PC version of the game inspired just as many breathtaking moments while taking advantage of the additional customisation options … Continued

Far Cry 5’s folk hymns – ten songs about the end of the world

Back in October, US blog editor Mikel discussed the broad strokes of Far Cry 5‘s music with the game’s audio director Tony Gronick. Now that gamers are hearing Hope County’s soundtrack for themselves, I thought it was time to revisit the subject with award-winning composer Dan Romer. Although known for his work in film (Beast … Continued

Far Cry 5 breaks series sales records

Ubisoft announced that Far Cry 5 more than doubled first-week sell-through of Far Cry 4, making Far Cry 5 the fastest selling title in the franchise’s history. Digital distribution accounted for more than 50 percent of those sales. Far Cry 5 now represents the second biggest launch ever for a Ubisoft game, behind only Tom … Continued

Far Cry 5 – creating curiosity in a familiar world

When you’re let out into Far Cry 5‘s Hope County for the first time, it’s hard not to be mesmerized by the breathtaking vistas and seemingly infinite landscapes of Montana. The rural setting seems absolutely beautiful, but is it really? What do we mean when we call an environment “beautiful?” What description do level designers … Continued

Far Cry 5 – PC trailer and features

Far Cry 5 launched yesterday, and we’re back with a nice trailer (below) showing some lovely PC-specific features. This trailer focusses on features developed in partnership with AMD: we’ve got your wide colour gamut covered, your better contrast, your tone mapping, your processing throughput, your faster framerates, your parallel workload, your FreeSync 2, your Rapid … Continued

Far Cry 5 – the reviews are in!

The day has finally come, brothers and sisters: Far Cry 5 now nestles comfortably on store shelves (both high street and “e”) for PS4, Xbox One and PC. The game sees you stranded in Hope County, Montana, an area caught in the vice-like grip of a religious cult named “The Project at Eden’s Gate.”  With all communication … Continued

Far Cry 5 – Danny Wallace investigates: East Grinstead

As you probably know by now, Far Cry 5 (in stores today!) focuses on the activities of a religious group known as The Project at Eden’s Gate, based in Hope County, Montana, US of A. But what if the group’s leader, Father Joseph, had been based in the United Kingdom? Where would he have set … Continued