On reddit, a person who claims to have been part of a Far Cry 5 focus testing group last year has revealed plenty of juicy details about the game. While the poster confirms that the game will take place in Montana, which corroborates the filming of a live-action trailer in the state, they put to rest rumors that the game will have a Wild West setting.
Instead, the game will focus on a “religious cult” made up of “Doomsday-preppers bent on furthering their cause.” Modern-day weapons and vehicles are confirmed, and these cultists will also use the “hilly, mountainous” Montana backdrop to their advantage.
Comparing the game to Outlast 2, which also had a religious cult theme, the poster says that Far Cry 5‘s main antagonist is a “shirtless lunatic leader brandishing an assault rifle in one hand and a Bible in the other.” Just a rung below him, the second-in-command bad guy is “an A-list celebrity who became a ranking member of the high council,” and has been likened to Tom Cruise. The poster isn’t sure whether the similarities between this character and the Mission Impossible actor will remain in the game; after all, Ubisoft wouldn’t want to face a lawsuit like Grand Theft Auto 5‘s developers did with Lindsay Lohan.
Far Cry 5‘s setting is also said to be a “small-town” that’s filled with “various and sundry small-town folks” including “an old burn-out hippie character.” Taking a leaf out of Final Fantasy 15‘s book, the Ubisoft game will also feature a female mechanic with the poster saying that they “strongly suspect [she] is a love interest” and may also give the character missions.
The poster has gone to great lengths to conceal their identity, including making an anonymous reddit account just to share this confidential information. The poster also notes that the focus group took place a year ago, meaning details could have changed.
And even though the information seems believable – Ubisoft is no stranger to covering controversial themes and topics in the Far Cry series – rumors like these should always be taken with a grain of salt. it Nothing is absolutely certain for now, but more details about Far Cry 5 are expected during Ubisoft’s E3 2017 press conference.