Friday, February 2nd 2018

Ubisoft Gets Serious On Far Cry 5 Season Pass: Zombies, Forests and Mars

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.


Source: TechSpot
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34 Comments on Ubisoft Gets Serious On Far Cry 5 Season Pass: Zombies, Forests and Mars

#1
droopyRO
If they are spinoffs like Blood Dragon, the game might get interesting.
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#2
nickbaldwin86
I am excited for the single player... will likely never get around to playing the "Season take all my money passes"
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#3
Raevenlord
News Editor
"nickbaldwin86 said:
I am excited for the single player... will likely never get around to playing the "Season take all my money passes"
Agreed on the moniker for these passes, but those are all single player experiences as well. Could be cool.
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#4
nickbaldwin86
"Raevenlord said:
Agreed on the moniker for these passes, but those are all single player experiences as well. Could be cool.
Yeah I know they are all SP. but time these days is very limited so I don't think I will be buying more than the game. If I play it and fall deeply in love with it like FC4 then I might consider the passes depending on price and maybe even reviews at that point.

Also how many of these games need to shoot up Zombies? I kinda confused how Zombies plays into FarCry in general other than just a "Hey it has zombies theme pay us more money"

I just remember the days when they would release a game and you got the game, no a portion or a game or a part of a game. Yes I know that they used to have expansion packs and add ons but any more it is a whole new level or wanting my wallet to stay open
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#5
natr0n
Excited for this.
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#6
Pan
Farcry is one of the few ubisoft titles i really like, so this is good news!
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#7
Upgrayedd
EZ pass.
Denuvo+VMProtect will most likely be on this. Definitely won't be paying for a DRM filled SINGLE PLAYER game. Maybe it will come one day in a $7 humble bundle.
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#8
Prima.Vera
The recent game prices become callously expensive + shitty triple DRM....
Pfff, what a waste.
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#9
Robert Bourgoin
Coming from far Cry 1,2,3,4, I can't wait myself. Got the Gold with season pass just need to wait till it's downloadable.
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#10
Tsukiyomi91
I may get the base game & Season Pass if the DRMs they sewned into it isn't game breaking or just makes any high end system deemed useless to run the game. If they (Ubisoft) keep their promise like what they said in their notes, they get my money.
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#11
NC37
You know it's going bad when you gotta give away one of the better games in the series to get people to buy the new one...heh
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#12
Vayra86
"Robert Bourgoin said:
Coming from far Cry 1,2,3,4, I can't wait myself. Got the Gold with season pass just need to wait till it's downloadable.
Bad. Bad. Bad. Why would you pre order a digital product? Scared its out of stock?

Guess some people STILL haven't learned
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#13
cucker tarlson
"Vayra86 said:
Bad. Bad. Bad. Why would you pre order a digital product? Scared its out of stock?

Guess some people STILL haven't learned
Not sure either, but in my coutry the FC5 golden pack preorder comes with a backpack
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#14
AlienIsGOD
"Vayra86 said:
Bad. Bad. Bad. Why would you pre order a digital product? Scared its out of stock?

Guess some people STILL haven't learned
why do u feel the need to bust someones balls over pre ordering a digital product? let ppl make their own choices w/o insulting them....
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#15
Tsukiyomi91
well, it's their money, their decisions... don't judge 'em as always. No one has the rights to control their wallet or bank.
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#16
kn00tcn
"nickbaldwin86 said:
Yeah I know they are all SP. but time these days is very limited so I don't think I will be buying more than the game. If I play it and fall deeply in love with it like FC4 then I might consider the passes depending on price and maybe even reviews at that point.

Also how many of these games need to shoot up Zombies? I kinda confused how Zombies plays into FarCry in general other than just a "Hey it has zombies theme pay us more money"

I just remember the days when they would release a game and you got the game, no a portion or a game or a part of a game. Yes I know that they used to have expansion packs and add ons but any more it is a whole new level or wanting my wallet to stay open
very conflicting thoughts, if time is limited, then why do you need some content unrelated to the main campaign? if you dont like zombies, why do you call the game incomplete if you were never going to buy such a dlc?

zombies are a gameplay mechanic, if done right they could/should be in every game as a dlc/expansion after main game development has completed

nobody can say how complete or incomplete something is until after all content has released, companies also have the right to do better next time, not be treated as if all dlc is the same horse armor or as if the ending is removed from base game

it is up to you the customer to decide on how complete a base game is or if you've been cheated, up to you to also wait for complete packs or sales later on
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#17
droopyRO
The Rambo one looks interesting, if they add a soundtrack from the 60s thru 80s even better. And the Mars one could be good also. I'm replaying Blood Dragon, i like it as much as the first time i played it. It has one of the best soundtracks i ever heard in a game.
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#18
Vayra86
"AlienIsGOD said:
why do u feel the need to bust someones balls over pre ordering a digital product? let ppl make their own choices w/o insulting them....
Because by now it should be well known that pre-orders hurt the quality of game releases, in other words, it hurts us all.
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#19
AlienIsGOD
"Vayra86 said:
Because by now it should be well known that pre-orders hurt the quality of game releases, in other words, it hurts us all.
still not a valid reason to insult ppl..... I'll pre order a damn digital product if i want to :mad::mad:
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#20
Vayra86
"AlienIsGOD said:
still not a valid reason to insult ppl..... I'll pre order a damn digital product if i want to :mad::mad:
If you read bad bad bad + 'you haven't learned' as an insult, you really must be a special snowflake. Both are facts. Its the risk of posting something in public, people may actually say something of it, you know, have an opinion.
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#21
AlienIsGOD
"Vayra86 said:
If you read bad bad bad + 'you haven't learned' as an insult, you really must be a special snowflake. Both are facts.
no, you are trying to force your opinion on pre orders down other ppls throats. I swear the decorum on these forums lately leaves a lot to be desired.
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#22
Vayra86
"AlienIsGOD said:
no, you are trying to force your opinion on pre orders down other ppls throats. I swear the decorum on these forums lately leaves a lot to be desired.
I'm sorry I'm just allergic to actions that defy common sense especially when it comes to consumerism, because, again (!) it hurts everyone just like for example microtransaction-whales hurt us all. And again, you say 'opinion' - I say 'established fact' because in the end, its a fact that the pre-order plays into our psychology; just like a lootbox system does, or 'free stuff' does. Its not without reason some of the latter is now under review and likely to get regulated.

You can take that as insult or as food for thought, I really don't care. But hyped up circle-jerks about 'I pre-ordered'... there's the Ubisoft forum for that.
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#23
AlienIsGOD
"Vayra86 said:
I'm sorry I'm just allergic to actions that defy common sense especially when it comes to consumerism, because, again (!) it hurts everyone just like for example microtransaction-whales hurt us all. And again, you say 'opinion' - I say 'established fact' because in the end, its a fact that the pre-order plays into our psychology; just like a lootbox system does, or 'free stuff' does. Its not without reason some of the latter is now under review and likely to get regulated.

You can take that as insult or as food for thought, I really don't care. But hyped up circle-jerks about 'I pre-ordered'... there's the Ubisoft forum for that.
You can leave your person gripes about pre orders at home, I don't think anyone cares to hear you whine about "consumerism"

also the "hyped up circle jerk" comment, you do realize this is a news post about seasons pass and game content dont you? ppl should be ale to say "i pre ordered this" w/o some dude with pent up anger about the pre orders/loot boxes in games talking down to them and insulting them.... Either grow up or GTFO, i really dont care which you do...
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#24
Vayra86
"AlienIsGOD said:
You can leave your person gripes about pre orders at home, I don't think anyone cares to hear you whine about "consumerism"

also the "hyped up circle jerk" comment, you do realize this is a news post about seasons pass and game content dont you? ppl should be ale to say "i pre ordered this" w/o some dude with pent up anger about the pre orders/loot boxes in games talking down to them and insulting them.... Either grow up or GTFO, i really dont care which you do...
Anger!? The only one angry here, is you, who made a massive issue out of my comment. I'm very relaxed over here. If anyone has issues it seems to be you because you can't stand someone like me, who is happy to point out flaws in people / behaviour. Usually the only reason to get mad over such things is because they are in fact, a truth that's hard to swallow. You were the guy that talked about behaviour on forums, one post later you are telling people to stfu or gtfo.

I'll leave you with that thought. I know I'm right about what I'm saying because time has already proven this on several other occasions, lootboxes being a very good example. Everyone should do whatever the hell they want, but if you post it publicly, once again, expect people to have an opinion about it. That's what a forum is for. If you just want to listen to yourself, start a blog somewhere.

Furthermore, if nobody cared about what I had to say, I'll refer you to my post history and the ratio of thanks versus posts. Seems I do tend to make valid points here and there. Not always, of course, but hey, nobody's perfect.

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#25
BiggieShady
Someone should start insulting here ... hyped-up circle-jerk was close, but not quite
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