- Far Cry 5 has now crossed 30 million players on its fifth anniversary.
- Ubisoft’s FPS title came out in 2018 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC and has since been ported to Stadia and next-gen consoles.
- The 2018 game also has a 60 FPS patch on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S now.
Over 30 million players worldwide have now played Ubisoft’s Far Cry 5, the developers have announced. Set in a cult-infested town, the fifth entry in the franchise came out on current-gen consoles and PC on March 27, 2018. Hence, the shooting title achieved this landmark on its fifth anniversary, exactly five years after its original release. Ubisoft’s continuous support is a big reason for the game’s lasting success.
Over 30 million players have joined the fight against Joseph Seed's cult since the release of #FarCry5, 5 years ago.
Thank you for taking this journey with us.
— Far Cry 5 (@FarCrygame) March 27, 2023
It recently launched the 60 FPS patch for Far Cry 5 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S to celebrate the game’s 5th anniversary. In addition, Ubisoft also announced a free weekend for the FPS title across all platforms. From March 23-27, any PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC player could play the game for free. As the announcement tweet highlights, you can download the 60 FPS patch right now on next-gen consoles:
Far Cry 5’s 60 FPS patch is applicable across all game modes like solo campaign, co-op mode, Arcade, and all DLCs. Over the past decade or so, the franchise has established itself as a significant presence in the FPS genre. Far Cry is one name we can’t leave out when discussing shooting games, and rightly so. It has given us some legendary games like Far Cry 3 with in-depth stories and amazing villains.
2018’s Far Cry 5 continued this trend with its North American setting and an eccentric cult leader in the form of Joseph Seed. Due to this engrossing backdrop and its classic shooting gameplay, the FPS title became an instant hit. Far Cry 5 grossed $310 million in only its first week and became Ubisoft’s best-selling game in the eighth generation.
The studio further expanded on Far Cry 5’s world by releasing a spin-off in 2019 called Far Cry New Dawn. It also takes place in Hope County and deals with the aftermath of the fifth game while introducing brand-new RPG elements. With so much related content, it’s no surprise to see that the 2018 Ubisoft game surpassed 30 million players.
Considering how the game’s sequel, Far Cry 6, was also a commercial success, we’ll see the 7th game soon enough. But, Meanwhile, Far Cry 5 is available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Stadia, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC worldwide with the new 60 FPS patch.
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