I don’t know about you geeks, but I’ve been having an absolute blast with Ubisoft’s recent take on the open-world bonanza. Ubisoft’s latest blog post indicates not only have there been 5+ million fish caught, 177 million civilians saved and 1+ million hours spent with ‘Cheeseburger’ in the first week, but it’s outsold Far Cry 4 by more than double. Other than being the fastest selling title in the franchise’s history, Far Cry 5 represents Ubisoft’s second biggest launch ever, following only The Division. Laurent Detoc, President of Ubisoft Americas, comments:
“Far Cry 5, like the real Montana, is a vast and gorgeous playground filled with colorful stories for players to enjoy and share. We’re grateful to newcomers and fans of the series who have joined us in Hope County and have collectively grown our community.”
In addition to the first week for Far Cry 5, the numbers for community engagement are staggering. People streamed over 55,000 hours on YouTube and Twitch, culminating in over 117 million views. The amount of content that creates such emergent game play is riddled in this title. The co-op alone is an explosive measure of chaos. Many things can happen at once, and Far Cry 5 is systemic enough that, with all its mechanics working together, it can create some of the best water-cooler moments in any video game of recent memory. Dan Hay, Executive Producer on Far Cry, also stated in the press release:
“I’m proud that the culmination of years of passionate work from the team is paying off, and that Far Cry 5’s experience resonates with so many people. We are humbled by players’ reception of Far Cry 5 and fired up to keep growing and supporting the Far Cry community in the months and years to come.”
I’m a big fan of these info-graphics that some developers come out with, and the one below fits the bill for knowing what the community loves. My personal favorite is that Ubisoft created nearly 100 fake brands, 22 fake phone numbers and has a total of over 74 hours for all the voice acting combined. Insane numbers. Check out our tips here for starting out!
How about you geeks, have you been wing-suiting around Hope County this past week? Let us know in the comments!