Far Cry 5 launches on March 27, and as we’ve seen, it’s shaping up to give players a pretty interesting open world to roam around in. But its narrative premise has garnered the most attention, as it pits players against an apocalyptic, radical, Christian cult that has authoritarian control over a small Montana town.
In the video embedded above, the GameSpot team dives into the first 11 minutes of the game that show just how it begins its story. And, from this initial glimpse, it looks as creepy as you’d expect from a game about an extremist cult. You
It’s enough to even evoke some horror-film vibes, especially as you attempt to arrest the cult’s leader, referred to as “The Father,” but it all goes wrong. The beginning of the game is mostly cutscenes, but you can still get a good idea of the tone that Far Cry 5 wants to set. You can read more about what to expect in our review-in-progress .
The introduction kicks off a campaign that Ubisoft has said might take you 25 hours or more to complete –and that’s not even the only part of the game. In a recent interview with GameSpot, executive producer Dan Hay also said that Far Cry 5’s map editor will give players opportunities to create head-to-head game modes and possibly even something like a Battle Royale mode .
Far Cry 5 launches on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Ubisoft has already announced Far Cry 5’s Season Pass, which comes with expansion packs that take place on Mars, in the Vietnam War, and in a zombie apocalypse .