Ubisoft recently released a new trailer for Far Cry 5 during the Paris Games Week showcase to give gamers their first look at the game’s always-accessible, drop-in and drop-out cooperative gameplay features.
The trailer is pretty short and features a rendition of “Happy Together” as two players are shown blowing up, destroying, and setting fire to the pristine locations of Hope County, Montana. You can check out the avalanche of cooperative anarchy with the trailer below.
The trailer isn’t too much of anything special. We see that two players can team up at any time and use voice chat to communicate their intentions and plans. It’s also possible to hop in a ride together and do some country-style drive-bys on those evil Hope County cultists known as Eden’s Gate.
The co-op can be accessed at any point in the game outside of the opening tutorial. Once you create your character and go through the AAA-mandated tutorial phase, you’ll be able to access the “Friend For Hire” service, which will allow you to drag a buddy into your game. You can have up to two buddies accompanying you at any time during your adventures, whether it be another player, another animal, or another NPC.
This means you can mix and match your companions, bringing along an animal from “Fangs For Hire” along with a real life player, or you can have an animal accompanying an NPC using the “Guns For Hire” service, which supplies NPC mercs for your cause.
If another player does join in on the fray they will play as their own custom character, so you don’t have to worry about clones. Also, progress in the main campaign mode can be made and saved while playing in co-op.
Far Cry 5, much like the recently released Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, underwent a major form of marketing scrutiny by the public who felt it was an attack on the ideals of Right America – the Christian Conservative America.
Ubisoft attempted to work hard to dispel the notion, but much like Assassin’s Creed: Origins attracting lots of debate about some of the dark-skinned characters that appeared in the game, the marketing and perception of the public was already shaped by what some felt was an anti-Conservative message.
Since then Ubisoft has tried showing trailers with evil black and mid-east cultists, but the perception may have already been shaped for Far Cry 5 ahead of its February, 2018 launch for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.