Two Far Cry 5 players will be able to team up and take on the game’s campaign in cooperative play, publisher Ubisoft announced today.
It will be possible to play through the entire campaign cooperatively. There’s no word on whether the co-op play is online only, or if a local split-screen option will be available as well. It’s also unclear if both partners will be playing as the same character — while Far Cry 5 allows you to choose the player character’s gender and skin tone, we don’t know if there’s a full-on character creator. We’ve reached out to Ubisoft for more details, and we’ll update this article with any information we receive.
In addition, Ubisoft is bringing back the Far Cry series’ map editor for Far Cry 5. The feature was cut from the most recent entry in the franchise, 2016’s Far Cry Primal, but was available in Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3 and Far Cry 4. Ubisoft said in a news release that players will be able to use the map editor to “create and play an infinite amount of new playgrounds,” and that new features for the editor will “add a new dimension” to the maps that people create.
Far Cry 5 will be available in multiple editions, and all pre-order customers will receive the Doomsday Prepper Pack, which includes a titular outfit as well as gun and vehicle skins. The Deluxe Edition, which costs $69.99, comes with “immediate access to additional weapons, explosives, vehicles, and skins,” according to Ubisoft.
The debut trailer for Far Cry 5.
For an extra $30, players can pick up the $89.99 Gold Edition of Far Cry 5, which includes everything in the Deluxe Edition as well as the game’s season pass. There are no specifics on what’s contained in the season pass; the only information comes from Far Cry 5’s Steam listing, which says the season pass will provide “additional stories, content & gear.” We’ve asked Ubisoft for further details.
All of the aforementioned editions of Far Cry 5 are available on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. The Gold Edition, however, only costs $89.99 if purchased digitally. At retail, where it’s available only on PS4 and Xbox One, it goes for $99.99 and comes in a Steelbook case. (It seems like you’re paying an extra $10 just for the metal case; there doesn’t appear to be any extra content in the disc-based package.)
Ubisoft also said that people who buy Far Cry 5 on PS4 will receive unspecified extra content for free at launch. That content won’t be exclusive — it will also be available on PC and Xbox One, but players on those platforms will have to obtain it through the Ubisoft Club. (The company hasn’t confirmed whether the content will be released simultaneously on all three platforms.) The Ubisoft Club is the publisher’s rewards program, which awards credits known as Uplay Units for completing certain actions within games.
Far Cry 5 is set for release on Feb. 27, 2018. For much more on the game, check out our feature on its historical, environmental and cultural inspirations.