Ubisoft had announced Far Cry 5 along with a new Assassin’s Creed title and The Crew 2 during their earnings call in May. Since then, everyone has been too busy with all the new Assassin’s Creed Origins updates to focus on the gaming giant’s other upcoming projects. But now that we have the spotlight back on Far Cry 5, we are not sure what to make of what we have learned.
It is common knowledge that the new game, much like the ones before it, will come with a multiplayer mode. But this time, you will be able to indulge in a co-op play of the entire game with one of your friends. In fact, this was one of the most interesting gameplay aspects that were brought to light since the game’s initial announcement. But if you were hoping to jump in on a friend’s game for a play-along online, you will be disappointed with how the progress will work out for you.
According to German site GameStar, it appears that the benefits of the co-op multiplayer in Far Cry 5 will remain limited to only one of the players- in this case, the main player. The person who wants to partake in another player’s game will, in fact, earn zero progress for all their efforts. Although this has not been confirmed by the developers, the revelation is bound to cause unhappy reactions among those who were eagerly awaiting Ubisoft‘s ambitious new game. Especially because the companion to go entirely unrewarded will be expected to do quite a bit in the co-op, including fighting enemies and helping the main player to advance considerably.
Far Cry 5 has garnered a lot of attention since it was revealed a few months back. Set to arrive four years after the last main entry in the series, the developers have kicked up a lot of controversial debates owing to the game’s story. But Ubisoft’s endeavours look promising until now, so it would be a shame if the news turns out to be true.
Far Cry 5 is currently scheduled to release on February 27 next year for the Windows PC, Xbox One, and PS4.