After taking gamers to the Stone Age with the last entry in the eponymous open-world first-person shooter franchise, Far Cry 5 (from chief developer and publisher Ubisoft) is all set to make a big splash when the new title hits store shelves – and the latest reveal for the upcoming game confirms the previously-rumored Montana setting. Ever since the release of the first entry in the wildly successful and best-selling Far Cry series in 2004, fans of the Ubisoft original property have explored many thrillingly dangerous locales around the world with guns-a-blazing.
Following the release of the spin-off entry that was Far Cry Primal last year, Ubisoft is definitely aiming to get back to the roots of the contemporaneously set sandbox franchise, and Far Cry 5 is shaping up to be a worthy successor to its immediate thematic predecessor (in the form of Far Cry 4, which was released in 2014). To make matters even more interesting, the latest announcement regarding the next Far Cry installment has Ubisoft aiming to take the first-person shooter action stateside, with a thoroughly American setting.
Accompanying an official press release issued by Ubisoft, the latest piece of key art from the team currently developing Far Cry 5 depicts the setting of the new game to be none other than the great American state of Montana (see below). After previously exploring the teeming jungles of the Himalayan region in Far Cry 4, the folks over at Ubisoft apparently intend to take the franchise to a more domestic setting next.
Critically well-regarded since its inception in the early 2000s, the titular Ubisoft franchise has maintained its status as one of the most well-liked and frequently played and purchased games of the 21st century. Following in that tradition, Far Cry 5 should provide for a Western-influenced American adventure set in Montana that aims to please longtime fans of the series.
Only time will tell how things continue to develop behind the scenes at Ubisoft, but with any luck Far Cry 5 will manages to build upon the key art featured above and build its Montana setting into a thrilling action-adventure sandbox for players to really sink their teeth into. On that note, here’s to hoping for the very best from the latest entry in the storied video game series – and be sure to be on the lookout for the first Far Cry 5 trailer, which is due to premiere online this Friday.