Far Cry: New Dawn Is The 'Beginning Of A New World' For The Franchise.
The final moments of Far Cry 5 were pretty intense for anyone who made it all the way to the game's end.
Making a particular choice triggered an ending in which The Father, the cult leader villain of that game, forced the player character into a bunker just as nuclear bombs started falling all over the world. The Father's prophecy about the end times turned out to be right, and the apocalypse came for Hope County--and the rest of the world.
That's not the end of the story, though. Ubisoft Montreal is picking up the thread with Far Cry: New Dawn, which is both a sequel to and a spin-off game from Far Cry 5. Ubisoft Montreal officially revealed New Dawn at The Game Awards but gave GameSpot an early look at the title at its studio.
It takes place in Far Cry 5's Hope County 17 years after the bombs fell,, long after a devastating nuclear winter nearly wiped out all life in the place. But life found a way, including some human life, and after six years of nuclear winter, that too subsided. The environment has stabilized in Hope County, and with it, plants and animals have returned. The survivors are restarting civilization on a transformed version of Far Cry 5's map, and it's going pretty well.