Ubisoft promises that the game will be “generous” and lock nothing away.
Ubisoft’s Far Cry 5 is only 11 days off from release but the publisher has a few additional details to share with consumers. For starters, there will be microtransactions though their implementation may be similar to Assassin’s Creed Origins.
Executive producer Dan Hay told GameSpot that the game has been set up to be “generous”. “We’ve set the game up so…nothing is locked [away]. You can go out and explore, and the game will reward you for your exploration.”
However, if you want to skip that grind and pay real money for progress, you can. Ubisoft hasn’t outright confirmed whether Time Saver Packs or in-game cosmetics and such from Assassin’s Creed Origins will also be available here. That could be the direction that Far Cry 5 ultimately goes in though. Microtransactions are, again, purely cosmetic in all modes, whether it’s single-player or co-op.
Ubisoft also confirmed that the campaign can be played offline which is a nice reassurance to have in this day and age of always-online titles. Far Cry 5 will release on March 27th for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Along with a Season Pass for three additional DLC packs and a remastered port of Far Cry 3, there will be free updates. These will include timed events and Arcade Mode, the latter allowing players to create their own wacky scenarios.