Few would deny that Far Cry 5 is one of the most eagerly anticipated video games coming out next year. After all, this is the latest game in a franchise that has been running since 2004, when the first Far Cry game (made by Crysis outfit Crytek) hit shelves and became an instant classic.
Things have moved on since then, though, and this upcoming Far Cry game (which is being developed by renowned studio Ubisoft Montreal) will offer cutting-edge graphics, an intriguing story and also a few gameplay innovations too.
Amongst other things, the radio towers you had to climb in earlier games are gone now, while this latest Far Cry outing will also deliver its story in a way that fits in better with the open-world nature of the game, while still letting you engage in plenty of side activities (including fishing). Plus, the US state of Montana sure is a wonderful setting for all the open-world mayhem that will be taking place in Ubisoft’s latest game.
It remains to be seen, though, whether this ends up being a cut above 2012’s Far Cry 3, arguably the best game in the series so far. But at least this latest Far Cry game does feature full co-op gameplay, as showcased in Ubisoft’s trailer below.
This means that you will be able to play the entirety of the campaign together with a friend, with both of you getting to keep their player progression (that is, any perks earned and goodies you’ve collected along the way, except critical mission items). It’s only the hosting player that gets to keep their progress in the game’s open world and story, though.
Nonetheless, it’s still great that Ubisoft is taking co-op gameplay a step beyond with Far Cry 5, something that makes us even more anxious to give the full game a spin when it hits shelves in February 2018.
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