Far Cry 5 is the series' fastest-selling installment


For the first time in the franchise, players set foot in America as the new junior deputy in Hope County, Montana. It is now your job to unravel the mysteries and potential dangers with the help of various county residents, whom together form The Resistance. These limited time objectives are supposed to give players an added challenge while exploring Hope County and some unique rewards should they, and the community, prove successful. While tracking down cult members and gathering resources for survival across farmland, forests, mountains and rivers, players can get behind the wheel of iconic American muscle cars, big rigs, ATVs and boats. In this case, Hurk is challenging players to kill animals with fire.

The numbers for Far Cry 5 will be higher, too, given that SteamSpy doesn't count sales made via Ubisoft's own Uplay service.

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Ubisoft has sent out a triumphant press blast to announce that Far Cry 5 has broken all previous franchise sales records. It also noted that digital distribution managed to account for more than 50 percent of overall sales, and now stands as the second biggest launch ever for an Ubisoft game, though Tom Clancy's The Division still holds the number one spot. According to the company, players streamed a total of 55,000 hours on Twitch, and YouTube videos of the Far Cry 5 accumulated over 117 million views.

"Far Cry 5, like the real Montana, is a vast and gorgeous playground filled with colorful stories for players to enjoy and share", Laurent Detoc, President of Ubisoft, Americas.

The first live event for Far Cry 5 is called "Well Done" and its focus is pretty simple.