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Far Cry: New Dawn announced, coming February 15

Ubisoft's new Far Cry game is a co-op based spin-off with engagement-style elements, a colorful style, and a new post-nuclear story arc

By: Derek Strickland from Dec 7, 2018 @ 13:36 CST

Ubisoft announces a new colorful post-apocalyptic Far Cry game at The Game Awards 2018.

As we predicted, Far Cry: New Dawn is a spin-off that has emphasis on co-operative play with a friend. The game itself is built around engagement and seems to merge multiplayer sentiments with singleplayer storytelling, pitting players in a rat race of survival with FPS action and allowing base fortification and mat hunting. The shooter won't have total multiplayer, however, and is restricted to 1-2 players.

New Dawn takes place 17 years after Far Cry 5's in a post-nuclear Hope County, and introduces two new nefarious villains: the twins Lou and Mickey who lead a vicious roving gang called The Highwaymen. The game looks to borrow FPS mechanics from Far Cry 5 and use spruced up assets from the previous game, all while throwing players in a playground of sorts built around live-style gaming.


Far Cry: New Dawn launches on February 15, 2019 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, conveniently timed before Ubisoft's fiscal year ends on March 31, 2019.

Dive into a transformed, vibrant, post-apocalyptic Hope County, Montana, 17 years after a global nuclear catastrophe. Lead the fight against the Highwaymen as they seek to take over the last remaining resources in the latest installment of Far Cry.

  • Fight to survive in a post-apocalyptic world as you take up arms to fight alongside a friend in online co-op.
  • Lead the fight against the highwaymen and their ruthless leaders, the Twins.
  • Build up your home base and recruit specialists to upgrade it as you unlock all-new features.
  • Battle your enemies for resources in Hope County and around the country as you venture to new locations.

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