'Far Cry 5' Release Date, Gameplay & Update: Ubisoft Duplicates Bethesda's Open-World Sandbox Games; Players Choose Their Own Story

By LJ Joseph , Updated Nov 17, 2016 08:17 PM EST
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Ubisoft makes "Far Cry 5" similar to Bethesda's open-world sandbox games. It will have a non-linear story and players can choose their own adventure story.

"Far Cry 5" Update: Ubisoft Games Will Have Non-linear Story

Ubisoft's Creative Director Serge Hascoet reveals that "Far Cry 5" will not focus on traditional storytelling and players will not be bound by the story created by anyone. They can create their own story and their own long-term goals. They can also identify the different opportunities in "Far Cry 5," face random events and decision-making, and choose their own path. This is just similar to Bethesda's open-world sandbox games, "The Elder Scrolls," and "Fallout" series.

"Far Cry 5" will break Ubisoft's kind of games wherein players are tied in the story and take a one-track objective game. Unlike the usual Ubisoft game, "Far Cry 5" players will not sidetrack by doing side missions and collect items for upgrades but still finish the same story path. Hascoet further adds that Ubisoft expects ten thousand stories where each player has an own character with the new "Far Cry 5."

According to Geeksnack, the new approach will let "Far Cry 5" eliminate the generic and boring feeling that players of other games get. Like "Skyrim" and "GTA 5," "Far Cry 5" players can also spend hours to just mess around in their chosen massive world and ignore the storyline. With this, Ubisoft tries something different from the easy way of creating video games.

"Far Cry 5" Update: Casual Players Can Enjoy The Game

In a Ubisoft forum, Megalex9 says that Hascoet hints that "Far Cry 5" may also be a casual game that caters informal players. With this, players can create stories like driving a boat where other people can casually enjoy. This will be an experimental genre that attracts outside social interaction.

Similar to the next "Assassin's Creed," "Far Cry 5" will be launched in 2018. Ubisoft Yves Guillemot confirms this and reveals that fans should not expect "Far Cry 5" next year. This is to avoid broken products and technical issues on launch day.

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