Ubisoft rolled out a lot of information for Far Cry 5 when the official announcement trailer was revealed. Some of the details could easily be lost in the shuffle due to how much content they actually put out when the game was announced.
One of the things that they detailed over on the Ubisoft blog is that the character creation will be making a strong appearance in Far Cry 5, and in a far more detailed way than what was offered in Far Cry 2.
They revealed that up to two players can join together after creating their character, hopping into the world of Hope County, Montana to take on the Eden’s Gate Christian milita group led by Joseph Seed. The blog states…
“[…] this will be the first Far Cry where you can create your character and customize them to your liking before setting out into the world – either solo or cooperatively with another player – across the full campaign.”
They don’t detail what the character creator is like, or how in-depth the tools will be. It’ll likely be detailed at E3 this year during Ubisoft’s stage conference. I can only imagine what the crowd reaction will be like when they bring the game out… heck, I would have loved to have seen the crowd reaction if they didn’t announce it this month but waited until E3 to officially unveil it. That would have been… glorious.
Anyway, the campaign co-op mode seems like it could be cool if it’s done right. Much like other Far Cry games, Far Cry 5 will take place in an open-world setting in Hope County, Montana. Doomsday militia called Eden’s Gate end up cutting off the area from the outside world after initiating a hostile takeover of the county.
Players take on the role of a new deputy brought into town just before the events of Eden’s Gate get set into motion, and as the new deputy players will have to fight to save the innocent people of Hope County while either teaming up with various other characters or running it solo like Rambo.
To help aid you along the way will be pets and animals, such as bears, cougars, and other predators that can be used to take down foes, almost identical to the pet/capture feature from Far Cry Primal. The pets can be recruited using the Fangs For Hire option, while other mercenaries can be brought in to help aid your endeavors using the Guns For Hire option.