Far Cry 5

Ubisoft has revealed the first set of teaser trailers for the hotly-anticipated Far Cry 5, ahead of the game’s full unveiling later this week.

The four trailers each show off a different facet of the game’s environment, ranging from a natural river, to an out-of-the-way church, to a vast mountain range. Although each of the settings is tranquil, several of them are accompanied by unsettling images of violence, with the natural sounds punctuated by audio that shatters the serenity. Viewed together, the four trailers provide a vague overview of Far Cry 5’s full setting of Hope County, Montana, which appears to follow series tradition of overwhelmingly natural environments, rather than the cityscapes more commonly associated with other franchises.

Today’s teasers confirm an earlier rumour that the game would be set in Montana, though whether the game will be a Western remains to be seen. The theme music that concludes each teaser is highly suggestive of country music, which could provide a clue. One element working against the rumour, however, is that each numbered entry in the Far Cry series has featured a contemporary setting, meaning that Ubisoft would have to wade into the confused waters of the modern Western, more likely drawing comparisons to the poorly-regarded Call of Juarez: The Cartel than the success of Red Dead Redemption.

The teasers also announce that Ubisoft will reveal full details of the game on Friday, May 26. The game is currently in development for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One and will release prior to March 31, 2018. The four trailers are embedded below:

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Damien Lawardorn
Damien Lawardorn is an aspiring novelist, journalist, and essayist. His goal in writing is to inspire readers to engage and think, rather than simply consume and enjoy. With broad interests ranging from literature and video games to fringe science and social movements, his work tends to touch on the unexpected. Damien is the former Editor-in-Chief of OnlySP. More of his work can be found at https://open.abc.net.au/people/21767

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