The Far Cry series boasts a trend of customizable options when it comes to weapons and in-game resources within the Ubisoft games, and when Far Cry 5 is released, the game is expected to have an even richer customization system.
News of the improvements being made to the Far Cry game came from an interview that was conducted with Far Cry 5 lead writer Drew Holmes who answered a couple of GamingBolt's questions about the game and said that there will be some new features related to the customization system that players haven't come across yet.
“It has a robust school system,” Holmes told GamingBolt when he was asked about what all the new customization system would entail. “And there’s going to be lots of weapons to play around with. We’re going to go into it later. But expect improvement and stuff you have seen in previous Far Cry games.”
There's no word as to the specifics yet on how the customization model in place will be improved once Far Cry 5 is released, but more information is expected to be revealed closer to the 2018 release date.
In addition to this peek into the customization system, Holmes also spoke about how long it might take to beat the game. He said that players can expect the game to take about as long to beat as previous entries in the Far Cry series, so players can expect to enjoy even more content in approximately the same timeframe.
Along with the details centered around the game's customization and the campaign's length, it was also reported earlier that other features will be changing in Far Cry 5 compared to the past games.
One of the most notable changes is the absence of mini-maps and towers that are typically used to scout out nearby points of interest and resources. These elements have been removed to better promote a sense of exploration by forcing players to go look around for themselves instead of sticking to safe bets via these guides. The game's Montana setting also raised some eyebrows, but Ubisoft explained the decision in detail which can be read here.
Far Cry 5 is scheduled to be released on Feb. 27, 2018, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.