The Far Cry franchise is coming to the United States of America for the first time in the series’ history. Recently, Ubisoft admitted they are “breaking some molds” with Far Cry 5.
Lead Writer Drew Holmes was featured in an interview with GamingBolt, where he revealed why the development team specifically chose Montana as Far Cry 5’s setting. He specifically mentioned Montana’s “great sense of frontier, great sense of wilderness, of danger, wildlife” and several other aspects that all contributed to choosing it.
The first place that everyone decided to check out was Montana. I think that there’s a great sense of frontier, great sense of wilderness, of danger, wildlife, there’s mountains, there’s big sky. There’s lots of places that feel unknown even though it is in the backyard.
So I think as soon as the team went there, they started to meet the people there, and get a sense of, ‘Montanans are a very self-reliant type of person. They don’t like to be pushed around.’ There’s a history of standoffish-ness and leave-me-alone with the state that I think worked really, really well with Far Cry.
Far Cry 5 releases on February 27 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.