An announcement trailer for an announcement trailer was recently announced by Ubisoft. The trailer is only 41 seconds long but it’s filled with a lot of little tidbits of information for gamers to glean from the teaser.
The teaser starts with a look at some peaceful real-life shots of Montana in the United States. Amid the pristine look at the quaint rural countryside and idyllic pastures, we hear men screaming, see guys running through fields, and we get a glimpse of what looks like a potential psycho hillbilly using the head of another man to ring a church bell. Check it out below.
Some people are already drawing comparisons to Resident Evil 7 and Outlast 2, both of which were also horror-themed games around psycho hillybilly concepts. However in the case of Outlast 2 it was more-so about religious nuts who were brainwashed as opposed to just being crazy cultist monsters.
In the case of Far Cry 5, the full reveal is set to go live on May 26th and based on the trailer it looks like some outback hunters are tracking down and killing people in Hope County, Montana.
Given that they mention a county and not a city, it seems to give the impression that the game may take place across various cities within Montana.
Of course, there are some obvious questions that arise: such as if you’re a civilian why not just call the police? Unless some other thing is going on where the police are unavailable. Also, we know that the setting is modern enough where electricity and telephones exist.
The only thing that’s throwing it off is the fact that the one hunter in the church bell tower had a classic bolt-action hunting rifle strapped on his back, so it’s tough to tell exactly how modern the game is.
Anyway, we’ll fully find out exactly what the gameplay will be like on May 26th. I’m hoping it’s like the movie Hard Target or that old Rutger Hauer movie Surviving The Game.
Originally when Ubisoft asked on their forum boards if people were excited about Far Cry 5 the response was “it depends”. I suppose the verdict is still out until Ubisoft rolls out the official and full trailer on May 26th.