Publisher Ubisoft has confirmed a few rumors today. In a teaser trailer released online, the setting for the upcoming Far Cry 5 has been revealed to be the idyllic rural setting of Hope County, Montana. The news comes after a report in the Great Falls Tribune earlier this month that a film crew for a “sequel to an existing global franchise” had been filming at a church in northeastern Montana.
The article reported that a drone was used to film footage of a man fighting with another man near a hanging bell in the church’s belfry. Indeed, a church is featured in the teaser clip; in fact, a man is seen making the steeple bell ring by slamming another unconscious man’s limp body into it, which appears to verify that this footage was filmed for Far Cry 5.
The teaser also reveals that a full announcement trailer will be released this Friday, May 26, and confirms that the title will be Far Cry 5. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that the action will involve guns and mayhem.
The trailer doesn’t expound on the time period, though the electrical lines and street lamps seen near the church and the t-shirt and jeans worn by a guy running through a field in another of the teaser’s vignettes indicate that it’s likely set during modern times.
The Great Falls Tribune article also says that the game will be released in September, though that seems unlikely. Still, given that Red Dead Redemption 2, another action shooter sequel set in the heartland, has just been delayed to Spring 2018, Ubisoft may want to beat the competition to the finish line.
We’ll undoubtedly learn a lot more about Far Cry 5 on Friday, and even more at E3 next month. Check back for updates!