It hasn't even been a year since Far Cry 5 released, and we've already got the next game in the franchise releasing in less than a few months time. In this complete guide to the next entry in the Far Cry franchise, we'll be compiling all the details you need to know on Ubisoft's sequel, including the final Far Cry New Dawn release date, all the Far Cry New Dawn gameplay that we've seen so far, and much more.
Far Cry New Dawn Release Date
Far Cry New Dawn was revealed back at The Game Awards 2018 in LA in December, and the final game will be releasing worldwide on February 15, 2019. As with Far Cry 5, the sequel will be releasing on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, but unlike the previous game, New Dawn will be retailing for a lower price point of $39.99 on all systems.
Firstly, what is Far Cry New Dawn? The game takes place 17 years after the events of Far Cry 5, which released back in Spring 2018. At the end of the game, a nuclear bomb was detonated, and the game brought to a swift end. Far Cry New Dawn picks up from this ending, as the entire map has been turned into a post apocalyptic landscape.
The game doesn’t feature The Father as the antagonist, and instead shifts the focus to two sisters as the villains. It’s somewhat unclear what happened to the protagonist of Far Cry 5, but you’ll be playing as a brand new character in Far Cry New Dawn.
Far Cry New Dawn Impressions
Back before Far Cry New Dawn was even shown off to the world at The Game Awards, we got to go hands-on with a demo of the game. This actually marks the first direct sequel in the history of the Far Cry series, as well as the first game that showcases a main female antagonist.
It’s clear from our time spent with the game so far that although it’s a post-apocalyptic game, Far Cry New Dawn hasn’t sacrificed its color palette. There are mutated creatures like horses and lions wandering the wilderness, and it’s a big step in a new direction for Ubisoft’s franchise.
For our full thoughts after spending hours with a preview build of the game, you can head over to our Far Cry New Dawn preview.
For now, this is a complete compilation of all the information we have on Ubisoft’s Far Cry New Dawn. Should there be any future announcements about the game, we’ll be sure to update this guide with all the latest information straight away.
For a look at all of the other confirmed games for 2019, be sure to head over to our 2019 Game Releases Guide. You'll find a regularly updated list of 2019 games, sorted by release date, and by platform.