Battle of Montana: Far Cry 5 Celebrates 5 Years with Free Weekend
I can still remember the day I got interviewed about a video game.
I was hanging out on a random Tuesday at The Rainbow in Hamilton. It was early November, and a group of people at the end of the bar were all decked out in expensive Canada Goose jackets. I commented to the bartender about the group of people in the puffy coats "What's with the arctic expedition team?" She replied "They are video game developers from Canada. They are making a game about Montana?" After some casual small talk, I managed to weasel my way into their conversation circle. The next thing I know, I have a lapel microphone on and a camera in my face. They wanted to gather as much information as they could about Montana and Montana locals. They wouldn't tell me what the game was about, but they insisted that it be authentic.
Little did I know, the developers were in the process of creating a blockbuster video game called "Far Cry 5."
According to Wikipedia
Set in Hope County, a fictional region of Montana, United States, the game revolves around the Project at Eden's Gate, a doomsday cult that has taken over the county at the command of its charismatic and powerful leader, Joseph Seed. Players control an unnamed junior deputy sheriff who becomes trapped in Hope County and must work alongside various resistance factions to liberate the region from the despotic rule of the Seeds and Eden's Gate.
In the first week of the game's release in 2018, it raked in over $300 million in sales. Making it the best-selling game in the Far Cry franchise. And the game continues to make waves as they prepare to celebrate 5 years since the game was released.
According to IGN, the game will be getting a 60 fps (frames per second) update. Making the graphics of the game better than ever. The update will allow nexgen consoles to enjoy the game.
In addition to the 60fps update, there'll be a free weekend from March 23-27 for both console and PC players. The Far Cry Twitter account teased the update yesterday, hinting at a "highly requested feature for next-gen consoles." They added that there will be several announcements over the next three weeks.