Far Cry New Dawn: Expectations and Speculation

At the time of writing this, Ubisoft has just published the trailer for a new game, Far Cry New Dawn. It’s set to release on the 15th of February. This is a spinoff game which seems to also be a direct sequel to Far Cry 5, though it still remains to be seen as to whether or not the game’s story is canon. New Dawn is set in a post-apocalyptic reimagining of Far Cry 5’s Hope County, taking place after the events of Far Cry 5. 



What I Want to From New Dawn

I really hope Ubisoft nails the post-apocalyptic feel of this game. Based on the trailer, it seems like it’s going to be a mix of Mad Max-esque themes and classic Far Cry villainy. The environment seems like it’s going to be a decrepit Hope County, though it’ll retain the natural beauty of the Montana wilderness. Knowing Ubisoft, and judging from their work in the past, I’m confident in their ability to deliver exactly what I want and more.

I’m expecting story that ties into the story of Far Cry 5, seeing as Joseph Seed appears at the end of the New Dawn trailer. However, I want to see this story stand on its own and I want the new antagonists to not be overshadowed by Seed’s presence – assuming he’s actually in the game.

I also want the multiplayer experience to be just as fun as it was in Far Cry 5. It’ll then be an open world post-apocalyptic multiplayer first-person shooter with consistent lore and a beautiful countryside setting. Everything anybody could possibly want out of a highly anticipated AAA game.

What I Think It’ll Be

Far Cry New Dawn looks like it’s going to be more Far Cry and that’s a very good thing. The series doesn’t seem to be over-innovating in this installation, but it does feel like a progression for Far Cry. I’m thinking it’s going to be loads of fun to play, the story will keep me interested, and it’ll be worth my time and money. The only thing that hurts is having to choose between playing this and Metro Exodus in February. I have yet to decide.


  1. Father Elijah? I thought that was Joseph Seed, the big bad from Far Cry 5. His whole plan was to force Hope County to prepare for nuclear war, albeit he crossed the line by kidnapping and brainwashing people.

    1. My goodness, you’re absolutely right. Thanks for catching that error! This is what I get for writing at midnight haha

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