Teaser trailers for the upcoming Far Cry 5 dropped this morning across official Ubisoft YouTube channels. Initially, rumors circulated that the game would take place within the Wild West, possibly competing with the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2. but these short trailers have showcased a more modern time period.
The game will take place in the United States for the first time in the series’ history, specifically in the rural expanse of Hope County, Montana.
Here’s what we’ve learnt from the series of Far Cry 5 teaser trailers.
Violence in Rural America
These short vignettes show off brief glimpses of rural America, interrupted with glimpses of violence.
One teaser slowly zooms in on a belltower amongst an empty field, with a man chiming the bell using the head of another man. A curdling scream interrupts the serene backdrop of a rugged mountain side. A peaceful flowing river holds a floating body amongst its current. The brief glimpse of a man running through a field of tall grass quickly cuts to black as the sound of a gunshot is heard. Each trailer ends with a “Welcome to Hope County, Montana”.
You can view all four trailers below in this compilation.
Violence will run rampant in the outskirts of America it seems and from these teasers, it looks like religion and perhaps even race may well be a big part of the game’s storyline.
It’s not quite clear what’s going on yet, but it’s all chiming quite well with a Reddit leak that emerged from an alleged Far Cry 5 focus group that suggested this game is going to be based on a religious cult in a small, rural town of Montana.
“The general thrust of this game is that it will take place in present day, and feature the protagonist taking on a Jim Jones or David Koresh-like religious cult in a small town in Montana that’s been populated by, essentially, Doomsday-preppers bent on furthering their cause. So, modern-day weaponry and modern-day vehicles, plus a hilly, mountainous backdrop,” the post reads.
“They showed us some basic promotional videos featuring a heavily—HEAVILY—religious angle to the evil. A person (presumably the protagonist) walking through a town that was completely empty, only to walk into a church to discover the congregation is made up of everyone in town staring in rapt attention at a shirtless lunatic leader brandishing an assault rifle in one hand and a Bible in the other.”
Dead bodies floating down the river and someone who looks like they’re trying to escape or are on the run, certainly gives the impression we’re looking at a cult.
Ubisoft has confirmed the game will receive a formal worldwide reveal on May 25th, 2017. During this event, more details will surely emerge, hopefully confirming the time period and main character of the game.