Ubisoft Details How They Created Far Cry 5’s Hope County

Far Cry 5their blog is a massive game, and one of the stars of the experience is the location: Hope County. The fictional area takes place in Montana, and Ubisoft recently detailed all that went into making Hope County feel like a real slice of Montana over on .

“We needed to change the way we prepared ourselves,” said Far Cry 5 Assistant Art Director Isaac Papismado. “In the past, we used the internet, we used a lot of secondary sources, books, things like that. Whereas now, we really want to go onsite with a team with cameras, and get as much as we can.”

Check out the video for a look at recreating Montana:

If you haven’t yet, make sure to check out my Far Cry 5 preview from PAX West. Here’s a snippet:

I did much better on my second attempt, as I took down the enemy aircraft in about a minute of action. The key was using my guns rather than the rockets my plane had. Once I figured that out, I was able to finish the final mission of the demo with ease. I saw a lot of variety in the 20-minutes of Far Cry 5 I played, and was really impressed overall.

From a gameplay perspective, Far Cry 5 largely sticks to what has worked for the series in the past. Despite a sense of familiarity, it manages to avoid feeling redundant thanks to a drastic change in scenery. The rural USA setting not only changes how the action unfolds, but it also worked to create a more grounded experience for myself. Hope County felt like many places I’ve been to, and seeing it overran by psychopath cultists really struck a chord. I’m excited to see how everything unfolds when Far Cry 5 releases next year.

Far Cry 5 releases on February 27 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

[Source: Ubisoft Blog]