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Ubisoft, after releasing four mysterious teaser trailers, recently unveiled a cover art for their much anticipated first-person shooter Far Cry 5. Since then, everyone is speculating about it’s possible plot and talking about it’s religious-cult theme.

Well, a week ago, a reddit dude who claims he was picked by some focus group, in a major metropolitan area, to be a part of them, for his views on a video game which indeed turns out to be Far Cry 5.

This dude shares some interesting stuff about Far Cry 5’s plot details, which he saw during that group meeting held by Ubisoft. Though, he says it should be taken as a grain of salt ’cause it was from last year and as many of the aspects of game might have changed during the game’s developmental progress.

Here are the highlights of his post (you can check out his Reddit comment in it’s entirety here):

  • The general thrust of [Far Cry 5] is that it will take place in present day, and feature the protagonist taking on a Jim Jones or David Koresh-like religious cult in a small town in Montana that’s been populated by, essentially, Doomsday-preppers bent on furthering their cause. So, modern-day weaponry and modern-day vehicles, plus a hilly, mountainous backdrop.
  • A person (presumably the protagonist) walking through a town that was completely empty, only to walk into a church to discover the congregation is made up of everyone in town staring in rapt attention at a shirtless lunatic leader brandishing an assault rifle in one hand and a Bible in the other.
  • We got views of what I’d presume are some of the support characters. A female mechanic (who I strongly suspect is a love interest, or someone giving you missions) who helps you. An old burnt-out hippie character. Various and sundry small-town folks. And the second-in-command bad guy, who was basically being portrayed as Tom Cruise — an A-list celebrity who became a ranking member of the high council.
  • There were also some oblique references to this religion sharing some commonalities with Scientology.
  • They specifically mentioned the types of things we saw in Far Cry 3 and 4 – ATVs, Jeeps, etc.

This guy mentions all of the things from the cover art even before it’s reveal – A female character(that one girl from cover art above), Hippie characters (there are two on the left and other two on the right side) and an A-list celebrity bad guy (that dude in centre, as it looks like). It seems that Ubisoft didn’t change much of the game’s asthetics considering from what this redditor had mentioned.

These all speculations and rumours will end on May 26 (that’s today! In India though) at 6:30PM IST / 6AM PDT, so stay tuned.

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