Ubisoft continues to build up hype for its newest entry to its long-running Far Cry franchise. Earlier this week the French game developer released a teaser trailer for its latest game. The video showcases a live-action short movie that showcases the supposedly peaceful surroundings of rural Montana. Furthermore, it teases that the events in Far Cry 5 will take place in a fictional location called Hope County. Now, the developer has posted the official cover art for the new game.
Sources assume that the characters featured on the Far Cry 5 official cover art are the villains. The group is gathered outside around a small table and posing like a mock of The Last Supper painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. Game Rant also points out that the background shows two planes, what looks to be a burning barn and a small chapel. The foreground showcases a bunch of weapons and ammunition together with a man that's obviously been beaten up and bound with a rope. Additionally, what seems to be an American flag drapes over the table, but features crosses instead of stars.
Ubisoft did not include any other description or announcement about Far Cry 5 except for the interesting cover art. A report from Time suggests that the players will be going against a group of religious zealots. It also seems that the individual in the middle might be the leader of their cult. The background does appear to indicate that the location is somewhere rural like a town in Montana.
Just this week, an individual posted a message on Reddit claiming to have been a part of Ubisoft's focus group involved with Far Cry 5. The individual actually revealed some plot and setting details that somehow matches what is depicted on the official cover art. Fans of the semi-open-world shooter will finally know more about the sequel soon, since the developer confirmed that a full-length trailer for the game would be released on Friday, May 26, 2017.