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Far Cry 5's map editor could be better than the main campaign

By Shawn Knight ยท 8 replies
Mar 6, 2018
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  1. Far Cry 5 is shaping up to be one heck of a game. Originally announced last May, Ubisoft has been feeding gamers a steady diet of content ever since although the latest tidbit looks to be the most appetizing yet.

    Borrowing a page from Nintendo’s playbook, Far Cry 5 will feature a robust level editor called Far Cry Arcade that could easily take on a life of its own. Gamers will have access to around 7,000 unique objects including weaponry, buildings and vehicles found in Far Cry 5 as well as assets from other Ubisoft games like Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Assassin’s Creed Unity and Watch Dogs. Additional assets from “post-launch content” will also be added as they become available, we’re told, so you can expect stuff like “Vietnamese jungles, Martian arachnids and zombies.”

    Ubisoft wants Far Cry Arcade to be an integral part of the overall Far Cry experience. To help achieve that, Far Cry Arcade is literally being baked into the main campaign. Walk up to an arcade machine in a bar, for example, and you can hop right into Far Cry Arcade and check out user-created levels. Experience points, perks and money earned in Far Cry Arcade will cross over to the main campaign, and vice versa.

    I’m not one to typically get excited about games but this genuinely has me intrigued, especially after seeing some of the crazy custom levels people have dreamed up in games like Super Mario Maker.

    Far Cry 5 will serve as the 11th installment in the franchise and the fifth major release. The series’ first entry arrived way back in 2004, sending players to a tropical archipelago as ex-soldier Jack Carver searched for a missing journalist.

    Far Cry 5 is scheduled to arrive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PCs on March 27. Sign me up!

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  2. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,591   +571

    Their editors are tops but I want to create SP not MP
    Uncle Al likes this.
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,045   +1,377

    I got the distinct impression that you can absolutely create SP and co-op experiences with this.
  4. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,618   +987

    Await and see.
  5. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,973   +1,322

    Looks really promising, but I've become very lazy in my old age. I used to love creating maps, now I'll wait for others to do it and I'll play theirs.

    Looking forward to seeing what folks come up with this.
  6. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 4,433   +2,888

    AMEN brother, AMEN!
    EClyde likes this.
  7. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,591   +571

    That would be swell
    hahahanoobs likes this.
  8. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,298   +798

    Sign me up too!
    I played the original Far Cry with a 2600+ and an FX 5200 on Low!

    I didn't like FC2 because of the malaria, boring driving and the constant enemy outposts. Didn't like anything FC until FC4. FC5 looks different and controversial enough for me to at least check how it's recieved before I buy it.
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2018
  9. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,586   +274

    I think it would be cool if they sold a 'Far Cry Maker' edition, a game similar to Super Mario Maker, without the campaign.

    To quote Ubisoft's post: "The first Far Cry map editor to enable players to create their own solo, co-op, and PvP levels..."
    EClyde likes this.

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