With it’s much anticipated release on March 27th and its live action tie-in freshly released on Prime Video, Far Cry 5 is shaping up to be a huge addition to Ubisoft’s Far Cry franchise. In case you missed our first impressions of the game, check it out here.
While the rolling hills of Hope County and mysterious activities of the Project at Eden’s Gate offer a wealth of content to be fully explored, there is a more light-hearted, creative, and competitive side to this upcoming title: the Far Cry Arcade.
Far Cry 5 will include a level editor which will allow the end user to create content for use in the online arena. Whether it’s multiplayer maps or players using the tools to create and share their own stories, the Far Cry Arcade offers a playground for you to choose your own adventure… and I don’t just mean with Far Cry 5’s assets. The level editor will give you access to assets from across Ubisoft’s intellectual properties including Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs, and other entries in the Far Cry series.
I had the opportunity to play through a few user generated maps that were vastly different from one another. One scenario took on a nightmarish dreamscape with the goal of escaping a twisted house… and not getting murdered by a herd of goats. The other scenario was a more stealth-based operation with a target to be hunted. Both were very satisfying for what they were.
The Far Cry Arcade is not limited to single player content. We had the opportunity to play a competitive death match game, pitting Twitch streamers and game journalists alike against each other in a beach front brawl. This particular map included options for weapons load outs and bases for each team.
It will be very interesting to see how this content creation tool will be used by the player base and what wacky, weird, and incredible experiences we gamers will come up with. With Far Cry Arcade being fuel by user generated content, who knows what is in store? Maybe we’ll get to rescue Cheeseburger from Egypt while fighting a clan of yeti. Only time will tell…. but, seriously: will someone make this a thing?
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