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E3 2017 – Far Cry 5 Hands-On Preview – Liberation (PS4)

[embedded content] Sometimes the most exotic of locales are closer to home than you think. When I brainstormed the possible locations and settings for a new Far Cry game in my head, Montana was certainly not on my shortlist. It’s an odd choice, but one that allows the team to do a lot of really interesting things and immerse players in a world that may feel all too familiar, and not a far cry from where they may call home. We got to take a brief look at Far Cry 5 at the reveal event, as well as interview the developers, but E3 gave us a chance to get our hands on taking down this religious cult that’s made their home in Hope County. The E3 2017 demo begins with picking a gun for hire. Nick Rye provides overwatch in an airplane, dropping bombs and making strafing runs full of machine gun fire. Grace Armstrong is a sniper providing cover fire from a distance, and can be directed where to post up for optimal sight lines. But of course who plays the demo and chooses any partner other than the dog, Boomer? As soon as the demo started, I turned around,…

Everything Ubisoft Showed At E3 2017

Ubisoft hit the stage Monday afternoon at E3 to show a new trailer for Beyond Good & Evil 2, along with some other stuff that was completely overshadowed by the fact that OH MAN THEY ACTUALLY SHOWED BEYOND GOOD & EVIL 2. It was a brisk show that didn’t waste much time on games we’d already seen or that Ubisoft had already shown at other press conferences. Let’s break it all down. Mario + Rabbids Looks Like… Nintendo XCOM? Legendary Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto came out on stage to talk more about Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, a Ubisoft-developed Switch game that’s been leaking onto the Internet for a while. It’s nice that Ubisoft gave Miyamoto a chance to make one of his trademark dramatic entrances, since Nintendo isn’t doing live shows anymore. As for the game itself, it actually looks… good? Stupid Rabbids stuff aside, I mean. It’s a mix of open world exploration with turn-based tactics fights, almost like XCOM. I wasn’t expecting that either, and… I mean… I love games that are like XCOM. For all the jokes everyone made about the stupid Rabbids, the best joke of all may wind up being that the game is great….

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E3 2017 – Far Cry 5 Gameplay Video, Amazing Grace Trailer Revealed

[embedded content] At the Ubisoft E3 2017 press conference, the company debuted some Far Cry 5 gameplay, while also giving us an Amazing Grace trailer. [embedded content] Ubisoft also revealed a new Collector’s Edition: The Hope County, MT Collector’s Case is available for pre-order exclusively from the Ubisoft Store. In addition to the Gold Edition of Far Cry 5 – which includes the Season Pass for access to future expansions, as well as a Digital Deluxe Pack that adds new vehicles, weapons, and outfits – the Collector’s Case includes a Deer Skull Trophy that measures 17.72 inches (45cm) wide, an exclusive Steelbook case, the official Far Cry 5 soundtrack, and a double-sided tourist map of Hope County. Far Cry 5 releases on February 27, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. [Source: Ubi Blog] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Journalists fall for fake Petition and use it to attack Gamers – The “Cancel Far Cry 5” petition aftermath

I’ve put forward the notion on countless occasions that the mainstream video game media will take advantage of every opportunity they get to throw their audience under the bus if it fits their narrative. Well, I couldn’t think of no better example of this than the most-recent event where an Anon created a petition to get Ubisoft to cancel “Far… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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Far Cry 5 the Preview Interview – Early Stages

On a sunny Wednesday afternoon at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, California, Ubisoft invited PlayStation LifeStyle and other select publications to spend an hour in a world-first preview of their upcoming open-world shooter, Far Cry 5. Rumors had been swirling for a while that the game was set in Montana, and Ubisoft could finally confirm that this was true. We were able to sit down with Dan Hay, Executive Producer and Creative Director on Far Cry 5, to glean just a little bit more information following a riveting presentation. Our interview has been transcribed for your reading pleasure below. PlayStation LifeStyle: Give us an overview in your own words of what we just saw. Dan Hay, Executive Producer/Creative Director: I think in terms of what you just saw…that’s a great question, no one’s asked me that! We gave you a taste of the game, right? We gave you a sense of our process of building a world, and making it beautiful and believable, and our process of putting it under pressure. Making that believable, feel like it’s now, it’s present. It’s a story that you can understand, that you could in some ways relate to. And then, we READ…

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Top 5 Far Cry 5 Features We’re Most Hyped For

[embedded content] In case you didn’t know, Ubisoft lifted the lid on Far Cry 5 last week. While there’s a ton of stuff we still don’t know, there’s a lot of things we know about the sequel as well. Instead of dwelling on the uncertain things, we decided to take a look at the Far Cry 5 features that have been confirmed we’re excited for. For today’s Top 5 Tuesday video, we count down the top five Far Cry 5 features we’re most hyped to see. From character creation to co-op, go check out the video above to see what else you should be hyped for in Far Cry 5! More Far Cry 5 Reading: Did we miss anything? What do you think of these Far Cry 5 features? Stay tuned for our Far Cry 5 interview with set to hit the site later this week! For more videos like these, don’t forget to subscribe to the PlayStation LifeStyle YouTube channel for your weekly dose of top five videos, as well as for other original content. Essential Reading: READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Far Cry 5’s Two-Player Co-Op Is Only Available Online, Not Locally

[embedded content] When Far Cry 5 was officially announced last week, Ubisoft said the campaign will support full two-player co-op. In a followup statement to Polygon, a company representative clarified that Far Cry 5 co-op will only be available online, not locally. Ubisoft’s statement also confirmed that the Xbox One and PC versions will have access to the free content on PS4 at launch, but it will need to be purchased with Uplay Units. As for the Season Pass, which is included in the $89.99 USD Gold Edition, further details will be given “at a later date.” Over on Ubisoft’s European store, the exact contents of the Deluxe Edition and Deluxe Pack were revealed: Physical Content Far Cry 5 game with special Deluxe key art. A double-sided tourist map of Hope County featuring point of interest and key locations The Original Soundtrack of the Game Digital Content The Digital Deluxe Pack which includes early access to a range of equipment, vehicles, weapons, and consumables to lead the resistance and fight against The Project at Eden’s Gate. The Big Game Hunter Pack gives the player access to the Big Game Hunter Compound Bow, the Big Game Hunter ATV, and the Big Game Hunter Outfit. The Ace Pilot READ…

Far Cry 5 Allows Players to Traverse Its World Freely, Ubisoft Aims to Make It “Believable”

Ubisoft wants Far Cry 5 to give players more freedom in how they traverse the world and meet people, allowing them to create different moment-to-moment experiences. At the recent preview event for the game, PlayStation LifeStyle got a chance to sit down with Executive Producer and Creative Director, Dan Hay, to ask how the game’s world compares to previous entries and what players can expect from it. “I can’t answer specifically how big the world is yet,” said Hay while informing us that the studio will reveal more info at E3 2017. “What I can tell you is, we not only focused on making sure that it was generous, and big; we also focused on the idea that you could traverse it the way you wanted to traverse it.” We’re told that players won’t be locked into a linear story or path so they’ll be free to move about. “You could go the direction you wanted to go, meet people in the order that you wanted to meet them, and kind of egress the world the way you wanted to be able to do it,” Hay explained. Ubisoft says that it’s attempting to make Far Cry 5‘s world as believable as it…

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SJWs are looking for a problem that doesn’t exist in Far Cry 5

So lately there has been an issue with Far Cry 5’s announcement, and the “issue” has been geared towards the antagonists and theme of the game. You see, the game takes place in a rural town in Montana (a bit of a far cry from your typical Far Cry game), and the antagonists are a part of an extreme right-wing… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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Far Cry 5 Announcement Trailer Hides a Fun Easter Egg Featuring the Rabbids

Alongside the new trailer revealing the game, Far Cry 5 also managed to hide an Easter Egg for one of Ubisoft’s familiar faces in its trailer …Read More The post Far Cry 5 Announcement Trailer Hides a Fun Easter Egg Featuring the Rabbids by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.

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Far Cry 5 Preview – Welcome to Montana (PS4)

Ubisoft has finally unleashed a mountain’s worth of information on Far Cry 5, the first main entry in the series since 2014’s Far Cry 4. We were able to sit in on a world-first look at the game and its brand-new location of rural Montana. While gameplay footage was scant, we were shown a presentation which walked us through the origins of the game’s inspiration, and introduced us to some key characters who we’re likely to hear much more about in the coming months. Take a read below! Foreign Domestics Exotic. The word is defined as “originating in or characteristic of a distant foreign country.” It’s pretty much the exact word that comes to mind when we think of all the locations that the Far Cry franchise has taken us: Micronesia, Africa, The Rook Islands (placed somewhere between the Indian and Pacific oceans), and Kyrat. That’s just counting locations in the main series entries. So color us surprised when we were greeted by Ubisoft with an American flag as their first slide in a presentation that laid out some of the first details of Far Cry 5. Gaming has been a global entertainment medium from its outset. So, to READ…

Far Cry 5 Gets an Announcement Trailer & February 27, 2018 Release Date

[embedded content] Ubisoft has announced that Far Cry 5 is releasing on February 27, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The PS4 version will include free content at launch, while Xbox One and PC players can get the same content through the Ubisoft Club. Set in the fictional Hope County, Montana, Far Cry 5 sees you playing as a new junior deputy whose goal is to disrupt the plans of a fanatical doomsday cult, the Project at Eden’s Gate, who have started a violent takeover of the county. You’ll be able to navigate the dynamic open world that adapts and reacts to the choices you make by yourself, or in two-player co-op. The description adds that you can recruit humans or specialized animals, create new playgrounds with the map editor, and more: Under siege and cut off from the rest of the world, players will join forces with residents of Hope County and form the Resistance. The fight against the cult will take players to unique locations throughout Hope County that provide different gameplay experiences. During their journey, players can fly planes to engage cult forces in aerial dogfights across Big Sky Country. While tracking down cult members and gathering resources for survival across…

Far Cry 5 Preview — Under Pressure

In Far Cry 5, Ubisoft’s open world shooter finally makes its way to the United States and with it brings characters and a narrative that may be the series’ most ambitious to date. …Read More The post Far Cry 5 Preview — Under Pressure by Joel Taveras appeared first on DualShockers.

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Far Cry 5 Is A Game About Resisting An American Militia, Will Be Out In February

Teased in the spring slot that Ubisoft usually reserves for announcing and hyping Assassin’s Creed games, the new Far Cry is getting a push by the mega-publisher as the ideal shooter for our precarious times. It’s also a game in which you’ll be able to have your dog rip out a guy’s throat and bring his gun back to you. Above is the debut trailer, which is slated to come out for PS4, Xbox One and PC on February 27, 2018. Advertisement Below, some more details we picked up during a presentation of the game recently held by Ubisoft at a hotel a convenient two blocks from Kotaku HQ: Far Cry 5 is primarily from the Ubisoft Montreal team behind Far Cry 3 and Far Cry 4, according to producer Dan Hay, who worked on those and is now executive producer and creative director of this one. Those games’ creative director, Alex Hutchinson, is no longer at Ubisoft. Other studios working on Far Cry 5: Ubisoft Toronto, Kiev, Shanghai and Newcastle-based Reflections. It does not appear to be a drastic gameplay departure from earlier Far Cry games, in that it still appears to be READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!