Gamers all over the world have been exploring a fictional version on Montana for the past week. Although the original launch announcement of the game was teased and criticized by gamers, they have now changed their tone. Prior to release, players were making fun of the game for its unrealistic population. Animals attack while you are busy with human enemies, your animal followers always see something to run after, and the enemy population in-game is greater than the real-life population of the entire State of Montana. Now, after they got their hands on it, there is nothing but praise for the game.
Far Cry 5 isn’t being praised by a just a niche audience. Far Cry 5 is the fastest selling edition in franchise history. Millions of gamers are playing Far Cry 5 from all over the world right now, exploring Montana, collecting bear skins, and killing cult members.
Not only is Far Cry 5 the fastest selling game in franchise history, it is Ubisoft’s second most successful release of all time, only behind Tom Clancy’s Division. Far Cry 5 has even outsold the popular Assassin’s Creed franchise, also a Ubisoft title.
Far Cry 5 is one of the largest franchises in company history, the 5 in its title is a misnomer. Actually, there are 11 games total that bear the Far Cry name. In addition to the main numbered series, Ubisoft has produced Far Cry Instincts, Instincts: Evolution, Instincts: Predator, Far Cry Vengeance, Far Cry: Blood Dragon, and Far Cry Primal.
Ubisoft, even without Far Cry 5, has had a very successful past few years. Rebounding from the horrendous release of Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Ubisoft has earned the forgiveness of players with hit titles such as Watch Dogs 2, Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Far Cry Primal, and now Far Cry 5.