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Hire a Co-op Friend in the New Far Cry 5 Trailer

Hire a Co-op Friend in the New Far Cry 5 Trailer

It's super tricky because, obviously, it's got to be fun, it's got to be dynamic, it's got to give you an opportunity to play with a friend, but at the same time we want to be able to tell a story. As revealed in a trailer at Sony's Paris Games Week shindig yesterday, players will be able to play through the whole of Far Cry 5 with an online friend.

In an interview published on Official PlayStation Magazine UK (issue #142, December 2017), Ubisoft's Game Director Dan Hay explained that the development team strived to retain the sanctity of a single player story, something that's far from a given in a co-op mode. Essentially, the trailer is showing off the fact that Far Cry 5 won't feature "lite" co-op, but will feature a co-op friendly campaign.

In Far Cry 5, you take on Joseph Seed and his fanatical followers in Hope County, Montana. In Far Cry 5 the full campaign will be available in co-op mode.

In addition, the "Friends for Hire" system as it's dubbed (or "Fangs for Hire" if you decide on an animal companion) will allow you to take two buddies on a mission: one of them controlled by the AI and the other by your online friend. What do you think of the new co-op features?

It's always great to see co-op in video games, especially open world ones like Far Cry.

Far Cry 5 is set for release on February 27, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Any loot or experience you earn while playing in a cooperative game is your own, but only the host player will be able to save their progress in their friend-filled romp through Montana.

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