Ubisoft Asks If Gamers Are Ready For Far Cry 5? Gamers Say… It Depends
Far Cry 5
(Last Updated On: May 17, 2017)

Ubisoft officially announced Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 over on their official forums. The announcement was opened by the community manager Mathias338 with the question: “Are you ready for a hefty dose of new Far Cry adventures?”

The first two replies were less than enthusiastic.

So when Ubisoft asks you if you’re ready for Fary Cry 5… the first thing that came to mind was “Maybe”… it “Depends”.

Sounds like some people aren’t all that thrilled.

To Ubisoft’s credit, some of the Far Cry fanboys were still hyped for the game. The next several comments were filled with glee, and some of the comments thereafter were a mixed bag of excitement, requests for a Far Cry 2 remaster, and a bunch of people begging for a map editor as if it were 2004.

Ubisoft last outing was Far Cry Primal, which was an AAA version of the more emergent open-world survival games like Rust or ARK: Survival Evolved; except Far Cry Primal had none of the innovative features from the aforementioned indie survival games.

Nevertheless, smart marketing was enough to convince enough people to lay down $60 for the game, even though it had less content, less stuff to do and was generally a pretty bare bones experience compared to previous Far Cry games.

Rumors persist that the next entry in the series will be set during the era of the Western Frontier, when America was still getting its bearings and the Wild West were in which legends were born.

If they did tackle the Wild West for Far Cry 5, it could give Red Dead Redemption 2 a real run for its money. That’s not to mention that PC gamers would finally have a really good Western title to consider purchasing, especially since Take-Two Interactive treats PC gamers the way Syrian refugees treated German women in Cologne.

Nevertheless, I’m pretty sure all those frowns will eventually turn upside down if Far Cry 5 really is set during the Wild West. We just don’t get enough of those games, and if it’s an SJW-free open-world Western game, I’m pretty sure all those “maybes” and “depends” will turn into “Take my money!” and “I’ll sell my first born to John Podesta if I can just lick the monitor that burned the gold master disc!”


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  • Salt Miner

    Remember when CJ Kershner and the rest of Ubisoft drank the kool-aid and spat in the faces of gamers back in the early days of GamerGate? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3c91787d01b1f5ba88590b9d2f5de8dd9e8e6feb50ad745ddd6a73048182f6c5.png

  • GuyverOne

    Ubi needs a reboot, their games are either bad or good bargin bin fun for when there is nothing interesting to play during dry spells.

  • Gozu Tennoh

    Ubisoft have always been a case of almost but not quite.

    • I just wish they’d give up my Rainbow Six so someone else can do a better job of it.

      Like Activision or EA? You know they would be the first to pick it up and rape it harder than Erdogan’s guards ravaged those protestors.

      • VersVlees

        LOL Rainbow Six has lost her purity a long time ago.

      • Gozu Tennoh

        That would be terrible indeed.

        We’re stuck between soullessness or incompetence. Noobisoft have delayed the latest expansion for r6 by 3 months in order to try and fix basic features of the game that they havent figured out in the year and a half since release. Operation health they call it.

  • Disqusted

    The last Far Cry game I tried was 2. Played for about 30 minutes and deleted it. Wasn’t a fan of guns jamming constantly and then dying as a result. I couldn’t even play 1 because vehicles gave me terrible motion sickness.

    Besides, it’s Ubisoft. I don’t even remember the last time I tried an Ubisoft game.

    • durka durka

      you are not suppose to pick up guns, yoy suppose to buy new ones which can be upgraded to be more accurate. Just grab fc4 from the new steam sale.

    • Wisdomcube2000

      Last time I enjoyed Far Cry was in Far Cry Instincts Predator. Multiplayer in that was awesome with the custom maps and modes people thought up. Was really angry the game became a Generic African Safari 2 (that was my buddies name for FC2).

      I did thoroughly enjoy listening to the multiplayer announcer shout about his Diamonds for the limited time I played it though lol.

  • Looking forward to the unattractive, obnoxious, empowered, I-don’t-need-no-man Mary Sue female leads for both games already.

    • If they do a Wild West game I doubt they would do a female lead. You would need pretty good writing to bring the character to life in that period, and they haven’t been very exemplary in that area lately. That’s not to mention that females seem even less interested in Western themed shooters than the typical CoD shooter, so it would be like virtue signaling into a void.

      • fenshing

        I want to give them the benefit of the doubt till proven wrong but… I bet their first reaction is, “Not may people who identify as “female” like western themed games because they have yet to have a proper “female” protagonist!” So she will be first female Pinkerton agent that is tougher than the men. She is sent to help crush a group of underprivileged native people but is captured and learns that the white straight man is the real savage! If I had money I would bet I’m pretty close on part of that since that’s all the SJWs see when they look at the Old West. Far Cry 5: Dances with Pocahontas’ Avatar

        • “Not may people who identify as “female” like western themed games because they have yet to have a proper “female” protagonist!”

          This is sad but that’s probably exactly what the board room meeting looked like, too. The plot you rolled out doesn’t even sound far fetched to what the game might even be like.

          But meh, we’ll see.

          These female-led roles in media wouldn’t be so bad if they were at least written better, but they don’t even do that. A lot of the stuff is just pandering and poorly done.

          • fenshing

            Very true. If a main character is well done what sex or race they are doesn’t matter. But most creators only see the sex and race… so we end up with garbage characters. When they get called out on that the creators just yell “Sexist bigot homophobe transphobe!”

          • tajlund

            I actually give Ubisoft some credit in this area. With Far Cry 3 and 4 the main female characters were actually pretty much psycho bitches. They both wanted to help save their countries but thought there were no limits to how to do it. Both went too far and the one in 4 basically betrayed every principle her people had in order to “win”.

  • Migi

    If its anythig like Farcry 3 i’d be ok with it. But it’s most likely gonna be SJW styled game like so many western games are nowadays.

  • SevTheBear

    If people are smart they will have ZERO excitement for this new Far Cry game. It’s bloody Ubisoft. Copy, paste and repeat it’s very bad habit of theirs.

  • durka durka

    ” some of the Far Cry fanboys were still hyped for the game.”

    What game? We have no idea wtf this is gonna be, how can you be excited about something that you have not seen?

    “BUT DUDE ITS UBISOFT, NOT HAVING SEEN THEIR NEW GAME IS ACTUALLY A GOOD THING, IT FILLS YOU UP INSIDE WITH HOPE, HOPE THAT THE GAME WONT BE A RECYCLED BEEN THERE DONE THAT 10 TIMES ALREADY, THAT HOPE IS OUR DEFENSIVE SHIELD AGAINST THE FECES THAT THE GAMING INDUSTRY IS THROWING TOWARDS US…..and then they pick that shield and shove it up our asses for daring to dream of better games” (daring to dream of better days”

    “requests for a Far Cry 2 remaster,”

    I love fc2, if someone could remove the long travel and lower the weapon prices plus add more varied sidemissions, i would gladly replay it.

    “Ubisoft last outing was Far Cry Primal, which was an AAA version of the more emergent open-world survival games like Rust or ARK: Survival Evolved; except Far Cry Primal had none of the innovative features from the aforementioned indie survival games.”

    Yup but with the survival mode update on, it was fun for 10 hours or so.

    You got pretty powerfull really fast though and no increasing the difficulity did not make the game better when you lose all your health with 2 hits but enemies take 4 spears to the chest, thats not fun.

    “it had less content, less stuff to do and was generally a pretty bare bones experience compared to previous Far Cry games.”

    I dont agree with that it had plenty of content more than far cry 2 and 3, id say on par with 4, but it is far cry without guns and vehicles, you can only have so much fun with bows and tents, at some point it gets old.

    I prefer fc4 than fc3, because fc3 lacks content and freedom. Fc3 barelly has any sidemission that worths your time plus you dont have to build up your character you are handed everything in every mission. Also too many qtes.

    “If they did tackle the Wild West for Far Cry 5, it could give Red Dead Redemption 2 a real run for its money”

    OR it could leave RDR2 alone to do what it does best and not try to make a shitty version of it.

    I want blood dragon 2.

    • Disqusted

      I remember when people were giving Halo 2 top reviews on Amazon, several years before it was released. So either there are a lot of psychics out there, or people are stupid as shit. Probably the latter.

    • I’d want a Blood Dragon 2 as well… but now I’m not so sure. Back when the original Blood Dragon came out it was allowed to be politically incorrect. Full nudity in the cutscenes, lots of foul language, they even had the age-old 80’s trope of the black guy dying at the beginning of the game. That kind of stuff just wouldn’t fly in today’s politically incorrect society in the west.

      • durka durka

        but i thought we beat the shit of pc police.

        • TylorW

          They’re like Hydra: Cut off one head, and two more will take its place.

          It’s gonna be a long fight before they become irrelevant for good.

      • TylorW

        Jesus christ, four years seems like forever ago nowadays. :/

  • Gorgon

    Yeah, depends. Do I have to climb towers to uncover the map? Do I dismantle tyrannical regimes run by eccentric crazy person by killing off outposts and repopulating them with “my” people? Is it gonna be a retexture of previous Far Cry games?

    • Kyle Haddad

      The answer to all of your questions is…
      Probably yeah. It is going to be an ubisoft game in 2017 isn’t it?

    • tajlund

      Actually the towers were one of the best parts of the games. That’s the only spark of creativity they had, changing each one up to be a different puzzle. Otherwise the game was point, shoot, repeat.