Far Cry: New Dawn is Based On a Post-Apocalyptic World

Ubisoft has officially revealed the Far Cry: New Dawn at The Game Awards, Showing us the new first-person shooter game for the franchise and they shift the story of Far Cry 5 years later to a post-nuclear apocalypse world and it looks cool and vibrant.

As you can see in the trailer, the world of Hope County has changed a lot since Far Cry 5, with the kind of customized weapons, spray paints, and gear which you have to find that brings to mind the joyous tone of games like the upcoming Rage 2 more than the grim and gloomy world of the previous game.

The cover art for New Dawn depicts a comparable landscape as Far Cry 5’s cover, you will also see a man tied to a smashed car that seems to be Joseph Seed, the evil cult leader from the previous game, along with some new characters known as the Twins, leaders of a band of highwaymen who don’t seem too happy with the man.

The “good” ending of Far Cry 5 concludes with the evil Joseph Seed exploding a nuke and slaughtering Hope County. And according to Ubisoft, that conclusion was hinted during the game, clues like “radio news broadcasts hint of a larger problem unraveling outside of Hope County as the game unfolds, like increasing tensions and a world in chaos, stating that nuclear war seems imminent.”

Ubisoft is making a direct sequel, with Far Cry: New Dawn set 17 years after the nuclear ending of Far Cry 5, and now gamers have to pick up the pieces in a familiar but strange version of Hope County. A post-nuclear war environment would also put the Far Cry series on very unusual footing against a diverse, post-nuclear apocalypse first-person survival shooter: Bethesda’s Fallout series.

Ubisoft is pulling the same move with Far Cry: New Dawn that it has with other spin-off games, where it uses the map and dynamics of a earlier game (in this case, Far Cry 5) and uses it as a foundation for a themed spin-off. It’s a startegy that worked for Far Cry Primal in 2016, which borrowed heavily from the existing map from 2015’s Far Cry 4, or 2013’s Far Cry Blood Dragon, which was a sci-fi skinned take of a chunk of Far Cry 3.

Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn will be out on February 15th for $39.99 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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