Ubisoft’s Far Cry franchise has always had a larger-than-life approach to its design, and it looks like Far Cry 5 will take that one step further. Aside from the ridiculous nature of the single-player campaign — which sadly seems to draw inspiration from real life events — it seems Far Cry 5 is going bigger and sillier than ever before with its post-launch content.
As is the case with all of today’s AAA blockbusters, Ubisoft has plans to support Far Cry 5 with a Season Pass of paid downloadable content. Looking to expand the game beyond your traditional DLC, Ubisoft is giving the power to its players.
Far Cry 5 will introduce a robust and versatile level editor called Far Cry Arcade which will give the community all the tools needed to create an endless stream of free content. What’s more, the assets available in Arcade Mode will be drawn from other Ubisoft titles, including Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Assassin’s Creed Unity and Watch Dogs. In a blog post detailing the new map editor, Ubisoft claims there are around “7,000 objects” for players to build with.
GameSpot, who attended a recent Far Cry 5 preview event, made a note of a few Far Cry Arcade levels they were able to try out:
“…one is a weird, mind-bending mission in which you must escape some sort of prison or maze, while the other is a stealth-based find-and-kill level that contains a nod to James Bond.”
Far Cry Arcade will also support co-op and PvP multiplayer experiences. Ubisoft detailed one of these modes on its blog:
“Far Cry Arcade is also at the heart of Far Cry 5’s PvP multiplayer, which we sampled in Beach Brawl, an 12-player team deathmatch map set on a surreal beach filled with shacks and ruins to hide in, and dominated by huge rusting cannons and gigantic Buddhist statues straight out of Kyrat. Like other maps, this one offered a creator-set selection of loadouts geared for stealth, sniping, or assault, and the ATVs and technical trucks at either end were a chance to pile in and rush the enemy team slightly more effectively than if we’d been on foot. Climbing up to sniper perches or hiding underwater to surprise enemies was immensely fun, and deadly wolves, bears, and wolverines kept us on our toes by occasionally charging onto the battlefield and attacking the nearest player.”
With the Arcade mode constantly updated by both Far Cry Studio and the player community, there should be plenty of exciting new content for players to engage in well beyond launch. And if GTA Online has taught us anything, it’s that community-driven mini-games can help extend the life of a video game well beyond its initial launch.Live Feed video games
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Now, if you’re looking for something a little more formal, Far Cry 5 will also have a Season Pass that will be comprised of three separate experiences. Explained in the press release, “Hours of Darkness” will see players travel back in time to Vietnam to battle against Viet Cong soldiers and save their fellow soldiers.” “Dead Living Zombies” sounds like a Horde mode-type experience in which players will battle “waves of zombies across different scenarios cooked up by a b-movie director.” And finally, “Lost on Mars” will send players to the Big Red Planet “where they’ll battle martian arachnids to save Earth from an alien invasion.” What’s more, these DLC assets will be integrated into Far Cry Arcade upon release.
To keep the community engaged, Ubisoft will also host “Live Events” in Far Cry 5. Although it’s unclear how often these community challenges will take place, rewards such as new customization items – like unique vehicle and weapon skins – will be up for grabs.
And if all of that isn’t enough for you, how about a free game? Looking to entice players who may not have played a Far Cry game in the past, Ubisoft is adding a free copy of the single-player content from Far Cry 3 Classic Edition with the Far Cry 5 Season Pass. According to the publisher, Far Cry 3 Classic Edition will be available to season pass holders on consoles “four weeks prior to launching as a standalone purchase in summer 2018.” PC players are not forgotten about; they just have to wait until after the launch of Far Cry 5 before they get the full version of Far Cry 3.Must Read: >Ubisoft's titles in the 50 Best PS4 games right now
Far Cry 5 is set to release on Xbox One, PS4, and PC on March 27.
Source : https://apptrigger.com/2018/03/06/far-cry-5-arcade-editor-post-launch-content/