Ubisoft revealed Far Cry New Dawn during The Game Awards and announced the game will be released on 15 February 2019. So far, it looks like more of Far Cry 5, which is probably the reason why the game doesn't have a full AAA price tag.
Far Cry franchise is no stranger to standalone asset flips that offer more or less the same experience for players who couldn't sate their hunger for the most recent title. Such were the cases with Blood Dragon and Primal, and while the developers add more content, they do reuse a lot of assets. On the bright side, none of these standalone spin-offs never cost the full price of a AAA game and the tradition remained with Far Cry New Dawn, as it will cost $39,99 / €39,99 / £34,99.
It will put players into a nuke-ravaged Hope County and will be a narrative sequel of Far Cry 5. Since 17 years have passed from the moment nukes hit the place, survivors have somewhat rebuilt it and nature bloomed, as you can see in the trailer.
Far Cry New Dawn seems rather vibrant, is in a post-apocalyptic setting and features raider gangs that the player will be tasked with dispatching. This sounded a bit too familiar for some fans, as they pointed out the similarities of New Dawn and Rage 2, the upcoming game by Bethesda and id Software.
Weapons in the trailer seem to be the same ones used in Fallout 5 for the most part, but there are some new additions, such as the buzz-saw launcher or however Ubisoft will decide to call it in the final product.
In this continuation of Far Cry 5's story, it appears that Joseph Seed is still alive and well, as the trailer teases his appearance in the end. It is unknown what shape or condition he's in due to the scene being mostly pitch black, but some of Seed's features are clearly visible.
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