Earlier today at Geoff Keighley’s Video Game Awards Ubisoft took the stage to give us a first look at the next entry in the Far Cry franchise, Far Cry New Dawn.
The new game is set 17 years after the dropping of the nuclear bombs at the end of Far Cry 5 and brings players to a ‘wildly beautiful and radically transformed Hope County, Montana’ returning us to the same area’s explored in Far Cry 5 but getting to see the world in a new light and see how it’s been shaped since the nuclear chaos.
The story synopsis from Ubisoft follows:
Life has begun to emerge from the chaos, but the survivors now face a new threat – the merciless Highwaymen and their leaders The Twins, Mickey and Lou. Raised in a lawless frontier, the twin sisters and their band of scavengers live only for today and have descended upon Hope County to take all available resources. To push back this devastating threat, players must help the Survivors grow stronger, craft a makeshift arsenal and form unexpected alliances to fight for survival in a dangerous new frontier.
New Dawn seems to be a company wide effort with the game primarily being developed by Ubisfot Montreal but supported by the teams at Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft Kiev and Ubisoft Bucharest.
The core gameplay seems faithful to the previous titles in the series with the player exploring a fully open world, making alliances with various factions and always watching your back for cultists and wild animals that want nothing than to take you out, leading to some action packed moments I’ve loved from the Far Cry series.
Far Cry New Dawn is set to release on February 15, 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. Players can pre-order Far Cry New Dawn now for the RRP of $69.95 AUD.
Check out the announcement trailer for Far Cry New Dawn below:
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