Ubisoft has seemingly taken the "no holds barred" approach to the Season Pass and DLC packages for its upcoming Far Cry 5 game. Building upon one of its most well recognized franchises, Ubisoft has apparently (if allegedly, for now; we'll see when the actual content drops) for a CD Projekt Red-esque approach to DLC. Whereas before DLC options were relatively mundane and wouldn't set anyone's world on fire (except for Far Cry 3's expansion Blood Dragon), the company today announced that the Season Pass for Far Cry 5 will include three distinct environments for players to do battle in, alongside access to a digital copy of Far Cry 3 Classic Edition (the one with Vaas and the definition of insanity, yes).
The three environments are approached in three distinct DLC packs: Dead Living Zombies, Hours of Darkness, and Lost on Mars. Dead Living Zombies is pretty self explanatory as far as settings go, with a sprinkle of B-movie scenarios for good measure; in Hours of Darkness, players will travel back in time to Vietnam to take on the Viet Cong. Lost on Mars, on the other hand, will have players battling what look like arachnids on the surface of the red planet. Blood Dragon was in fact a worthy expansion of the base Far Cry 3 game, and it seems Ubisoft is trying to leverage that same feeling with these three distinct adventures.
The length of these, however, remains to be seen, and this editor is skeptical; these are completely different scenarios and environments that will have Ubisoft's team spending more time on level design and environment art than a mere adventure DLC that took place on the same Montana environment as the base Far Cry 5. All of these scenarios, in fact, would play out well in a standalone Far Cry game (the sci-fi setting, for one, would be like a glove fitting a hand on this franchise). It remains to be seen how deep these DLC adventures will be, and maybe Ubisoft really is taking this as an opportunity to do some market research on where the next Far Cry will go. Even if these DLCs aren't anything to write home about, however, at least players will be able to take on Vaas again - that's worth something, right?
There's no actual details on pricing yet, though some etailers are listing the Season Pass for €40.