Far Cry New Dawn out early next year

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Jean-Sebastian Decant - Creative Director: As you could see in the trailer, there was a cameo of Joseph Seed, so he's still alive.

Take a look at the latest Far Cry: New Dawn footage. Over the next 17 years, what remains of Hope county sees everything from nuclear winter to New Dawn's eventual superbloom. However, a full reveal is happening tonight at The Game Awards. While it's obviously based in Far Cry 5's setting of Hope County (and god, has that Jared Leto dickhead again?), Ubisoft say it will explore further afield on certain missions, visiting places "including wetlands, canyons, and coastal regions".

Far Cry: New Dawn releases on February 15, 2019 for $40 on the PS4, Xbox One and PC. Veterans of Far Cry 5 will recognise this repurposed settlement as the ruins of John Seed's ranch. Still set in Hope County, it's up to players to find a way to thrive and survive in this harsh new frontier of irradiated wastelands and hostile bandits.

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Given that we only got Far Cry 5 this February, the news of a standalone sequel comes as somewhat of a surprise. Some of the returnees were chosen by the writing team for specific narrative purposes, but others were apparently brought back mainly because they're fan favorites: I'd guess that number would include Hurk's mom, Nick and Kim Rye, and maybe that Sharky guy with the flamethrower. It will likely use the same map as Far Cry 5, along with numerous same assets.

As with Far Cry 5, the best stories in New Dawn will be written by yourself and a friend. This time around, he'll be able to ride with you on vehicles. You'll also get the chance to rate their performance. Then, if you choose to return and send them off in a further mess of dirt clouds and skid marks, so to speak, you have better loot to return to Prosperity base. Instead, you'll have a new pet dog.

"[Expedition maps are] one square kilometer by one square kilometer, so it's fairly large".

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