Ubisoft has announced a new update for 2018’s Far Cry 5 to celebrate the upcoming fifth anniversary of the open-world first-person shooter.
That’s right, half a decade after the game’s release, Ubisoft is unveiling a new update for Far Cry 5. The developers say they’re introducing new features to celebrate the game turning five years old on March 27.
In the open-world first-person shooter, players will take on the role of a deputy sheriff in the fictional Hope County, Montana, which has fallen under the control of charismatic cult leader Joseph Seed.
Half a decade later, Ubisoft plans to release a new update to celebrate the game’s 5th anniversary. The publisher announced this in a tweet posted on the official Far Cry Twitter account. They asked fans to join the celebration of the game over the next three weeks. Unfortunately, the teaser didn’t provide much information about what fans can expect during the celebrations. However, the tweet does suggest that a much sought-after feature is on its way to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of the game.
Despite the lack of specific details, the announcement was met with a favourable reception on Twitter. Still, the hint suggests that Far Cry 5 is finally getting a next-gen patch. This will likely include bumping the game up to 60 FPS on the newer consoles. However, this has not yet been confirmed by the developers.
It also appears that this isn’t the only thing Ubisoft has planned for Far Cry 5, though it seems that fans will have to wait a little longer before the publisher is ready to reveal its hands.
Far Cry 5 received a very positive reception when it was released in 2018. However, the game’s story proved to be more divisive, with critics complaining that the character writing lacked depth. Meanwhile, some felt the developers had pulled the trigger to ensure the game had no political message. The game’s canonical ending was also very controversial. Some thought it made the player’s actions meaningless, suggesting that Joseph Seed was right. Still, these shortcomings did not hinder the game’s popularity, with some considering the fifth instalment one of the best games in the series.
🎉 Let's celebrate the 5th anniversary of #FarCry5! 🎉
Over the next three weeks, celebrate the 5th Anniversary with us. Stay tuned for what's to come, including a highly requested feature for next-gen consoles. 👀#FarCry5Anniversary pic.twitter.com/l6LFL0nfKb
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