As a spin-off of the main Far Cry series, Far Cry New Dawn picks up after the events of Far Cry 5, as players dive back into a new Hope county, one that has been buffeted by nuclear radiation, bringing the world into a new age. We had a chance to catch up with some people from the studio not long ago, where we were able to learn more about the concept that helped spawn what players will dive into when the game launches on Windows, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on February 15 of this year.
According to the studio, Far Cry New Dawn’s story will revolve around two siblings as the main antagonist, dropping the usual single antagonist system that the series has focused on in the past. It’s a direction that the studio hopes will create a new feeling for players as they explore the new world, taking on some of the new and old enemies of Hope County.
During the interview, we also learned more about the direction that the studio has taken with the world and the characters within it. Not only will some old groups from Far Cry 5 return, like the Eden cult, but the game also includes some new groups for players to run into, like the colorful Highwaymen, a group of loud, music-blaring bandits that players will need to fight against throughout the story.
During the development of Far Cry New Dawn, the studio sat down and talked with two different meteorologists, who gave them a good idea of what they could expect from nuclear fallout, and how it would affect the world. They then used this information to create a beautiful but dangerous world that should be interesting for players to explore and learn more about.
At its core, Far Cry New Dawn is still the same Far Cry that the series’ fans have come to know and love. You can check out the full interview in the video we’ve included above, as well as check out our interview with Far Cry New Dawn developers to learn more about the game and the new direction that the studio has taken with it. You can also subscribe to Shacknews and GamerHubTV for more content like this.