Ubisoft has just announced that sells of Far Cry 5 during its first week in stores has doubled the sells of Far Cry 4 during the same period. Only The Division has had a more successful launch in company history. Far Cry 5 is also doing very well on social media. Players have streamed over 55,000 hours on Twitch.
Far Cry 5 is a unique entry in the franchise. Previously, the Far Cry games took the player on an adventure to a foreign, fictional country. Players were dropped into war-torn areas and expected to survive the harsh realities of combat. Far Cry 5 is based in Montana, United States. This not only marks a return to non-fictional locations but enters America for the first time ever.
Just like previous installments of the series, players are allowed to freely roam the entire map. Players are not restricted to a linear experience as is with most military games and first person shooters, instead Ubisoft places players in their own version of an open world experience. Along with Bethesda, Ubisoft is one of the leading developers of open world games.
Ubisoft has a wide range of video games under its brand. All of the games based off Tom Clancy novels are published by Ubisoft. The Assassin’s Creed series is one of Ubisoft’s longest running series. Even the Far Cry franchise is minuscule when compared to the catalog of Assassin’s Creed games.
Last Fall marked the release of the newest entrant into the Assassin’s Creed franchise. It was released to critical applause.
Ubisoft also produces games that are appropriate for children such as their popular series Rayman. Dozens of games in the Rayman series have been published, beginning in 1995.