Far Cry 5 Campaign Length: It Could Take You 25 Hours Or More To Complete
You should expect the story to take around 25 hours to finish.
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Ubisoft's next big open-world game, Far Cry 5, launches next week on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. But how long is the campaign? Executive producer Dan Hay says you should budget a good chunk of time to play the campaign--around 25 hours--but that's just the start. "I would say that a good player will go through it in 25 hours," Hay told GameSpot during an interview recently.
Hay went on to say that, based on playtests, Ubisoft has seen players getting distracted from the main story with things like fishing or hunting, which will extend the total playtime. Of course, everyone plays differently, and in a game like Far Cry 5 that lets you play your own way, 25 hours could turn into many more.
"What we're seeing is people going into the world and just spending four or five hours fishing or hunting, or just doing stuff that we hadn't really prepared for," Hay said. "So it really depends on how you play."
In addition to the campaign--which can be played in co-op--Far Cry 5 will have a map-editor that you can use to build head-to-head game types or anything else you want. This gives the game an opportunity to stay relevant and keep people playing for a long time in the future.
Regarding the new map and mode editor for Far Cry 5, we asked Hay if the tools are robust enough to create something like PUBG or Fortnite. "That would be super cool," he replied. "Obviously we are growing the tools with every iteration, and this time it was a big, big growth rate for us."
Hay went on to say that he thought Far Cry 4's map editor was "clunky," going on to say that he hopes that the advancements for Far Cry 5 make the tools easier to use and more intuitive.
Far Cry 5 launches on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on March 27; you can see what we think in our Far Cry 5 review-in-progress. Ubisoft recently announced Far Cry 5's Season Pass, and it takes players to places like Mars and the Vietnam War. We also recently learned more about the game's microtransactions and how the campaign is playable offline.