In case somehow you missed, this morning publisher Ubisoft and developer Ubisoft Montreal revealed Far Cry 5 with an official announcement trailer and three character trailers. However, none of these trailers provided any information about the game’s protagonist. But now that has changed.
As you may know, in Far Cry games the protagonist is never the star of the show: it’s always the antagonist. In fact, because the game is played in first-person, you hardly ever see what the protagonist even looks like. Again, this is because the antagonist and other characters you meet throughout the game are the real show stealers.
That being said, it’s always good to know a little about the protagonist, who for the first time ever will be partly customizable, aka you will be able to choose the gender and race of protagonist (per Kotaku). Whether this option will lead to us seeing the protagonist more, or to what extent the world and characters will react differently to you depending on what you choose: remains to be seen.
According to Ubisoft, the protagonist is a junior deputy police officer in the fictional Hope County, Montana. Players will find that their arrival accelerates a years-long silent coup by a fanatical doomsday cult, called Project at Eden’s Gate. Quickly the county breaks into a violent take over between a resistance group and the cult. Your job: to help liberate the Hope County community and themselves. Why you — the protagonist — are in Hope County, has not been revealed.
Additionally, some details about the game’s antagonist — The Father — have been revealed. Leader of Project at Eden’s Gate, Joseph Seed “The Father” is said to be a merciless and manipulative leader, who believes “The Collapse” is imminent and that he must save the people of Hope County. At least that’s his pitch.
You can see The Father for yourself below:
Far Cry 5 is set to release on February 27, 2018 for PS4, PC, Xbox One, PS4 Pro, and Scorpio. If you want, you can check out our preview of the game here and our interview with the game’s creative director here. Additionally, you can check out the game’s preorder bonuses and special editions here.