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Far Cry 5 on PC: graphics options revealed

by Mark Tyson on 5 March 2018, 11:01

Tags: Ubisoft (LON:UBI)

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Ubisoft's Far Cry 5 launch is only a few weeks away. We are learning more about the game and more companies are jumping aboard the publicity bandwagon as release gets nearer. Over recent weeks we have learned about the recommended PC specs for the game on PC, Ubisoft detailed the Season Pass a month ago, and just ahead of the weekend Corsair announced Far Cry 5 RGB lighting profiles and bundles with select hardware costing US$150+.

Over the weekend PCGamer published some more news nuggets which will be of interest to those eagerly anticipating Far Cry 5's arrival, especially on PC. First of all it shared screenshots of the graphics options menus on PC, secondly it shared an hour long video showing someone playing through a segment of the single player campaign.

It is noted that any hands-on time was done with a preview build of the game so things could change. Nevertheless all the expected game graphics options are there on PC. Gamers can tweak settings such as graphics quality, texture filtering, shadows, and many more - to get the best balance between performance and on-screen eye candy for their system.

Particularly welcome features of the graphics options are; a VRAM meter, an FOV scaler, a colour-blind mode, and the ability to shunt UI elements in the game to a second monitor. PC users will also benefit from a tailored in-game UI, which looks to be adapted for mouse/keyboard fast inventory management.

For footage of the new Far Cry game, PCGamer has published an exclusive full hour of single player shenanigans. In the segment provided you can see the first look at a mountainous region of the game, in the northern third of the map, plus some co-op play.

I've embedded the shorter 30 minute co-op footage segment, available via YouTube, above.



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I really, really hope that Far Cry 5 is going to be good, and not just another “standard” Ubiisoft game like Far Cry 4, which was so incredibly formulaic and well quite simply boring. I am hoping that 5 can return more to the series roots..the original Far Cry was an awesome game and the 2nd was pretty good, then it started going downhill a little with 3 and 4 was just bad.

Whats encouraging are little nods to PC gamers like being able to put part of your HUD on screen 2 (mini map maybe?) and a better inventory experience - just really hope they invest on making this a good shooter rather than another generic ubisoft open world game.
Sorry Spud, I disagree. Far Cry 4 was a good game. Just because something is like something else (FC4 being like FC3) doesn't make it bad. A formulaic. To what? Itself? It's a Far Cry game so it had Far Cry gameplay. It's what we want.

I really enjoyed FC Primal (I even played that before FC4), and thoroughly enjoyed it. The Owl in FC:P was such a good idea it became a core feature in AssCreed:Origins.

You can bet your bottom dollar that FC5 will be excellent. And I'm not listening to the naysayers!!
Each to their own :) Glad you enoyed it! I found FC4 very bland and boring - clear an outpost, open new area, clear an outpost, open a new area - rinse and repeat. Got very repetitive and the storytelling wasn't great….and I felt it really failed on what the FC series was at least originally known for - great gunplay in large environments, feeling like a survivor but also a badass at the same time

Sadly done some more reading up and it looks like FC5 will very much be FC4 with some minor updates :( I'll reserve judgement until I see metacritic though, never know.
hopefully there`ll be a demo on uplay- in any case i will still be sitting on my hands until the game has `matured`.
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Each to their own :) Glad you enoyed it! I found FC4 very bland and boring - clear an outpost, open new area, clear an outpost, open a new area - rinse and repeat. Got very repetitive and the storytelling wasn't great….and I felt it really failed on what the FC series was at least originally known for - great gunplay in large environments, feeling like a survivor but also a badass at the same time

Sadly done some more reading up and it looks like FC5 will very much be FC4 with some minor updates :( I'll reserve judgement until I see metacritic though, never know.

I agree, I couldn't get myself to finish it. It just got too boring after a while, not a bad game though, just too much of the same and really not the greatest story to keep you going.

It had more of a tedious, work like feeling for me.