Far Cry 5 Lands Five Minutes of 4K Footage, Showing Diverging Gameplay

Far Cry 5 Lands Five Minutes of 4K Footage, Showing Diverging Gameplay

Ubisoft's Far Cry 5 gets some action-packed (or stealthy) early footage of companions at their best in a new 4K video from IGN.

Far Cry 5 is less than two months away, and everyone in the gaming community is gearing up to explore Hope Country, Montana. This includes publication IGN, who debuted a five-minute long video showcasing the variety of gameplay — especially when taking down an outpost.

Seen below as part of the IGN First series, the video showcases three different ways to approach clearing out an outpost: a sniper method, a more traditional sneaking approach, and a guns-blazing take down of every living thing. The video (available in 4K) starts at the same point — an enemy-occupied outpost. Anyone familiar with the series knows that you have to clear these, but that is where the paths diverge.

One notable point in all three runs is they use different companions: Grace the sniper specialist, Boomer the sneaky good boye, and Nick Ryan (professional bomber). Each one of them plays their own respective parts. Grace can take the spot on a tower, shooting down enemies and creating crossfire — going as far as killing every enemy without assistance in the video. Boomer can scout out targets, marking them on the map. And Nick Ryan can rain hell-fire from above via his bomber plane. Of course, you would know who all three of these characters are if you saw the resistance member trailers earlier this week.

Aside from this, Far Cry 5 has gotten a ton of other cool news this month — including that Far Cry 3: Classic Edition would come as a pack in on PS4 and Xbox One for those grabbing the Far Cry 5 season pass. This is a great incentive, because most of the game’s editions — including the 4,000 unit limited Mondo Edition — doesn’t come with the season pass packed in.

Far Cry 5 is coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One on March 27, 2018. You can check out the video below showing off the different gameplay options: