Far Cry 5 Has Microtransactions, Campaign Is Playable Offline

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    Ubisoft has confirmed to GameSpot that Far Cry 5 will include microtransactions. They say that “all” of these items will be cosmetic only and have no effect on gameplay, but it is a little confusing, as they go on to hint at other items that will allow players to speed up their progress. The full campaign will also be playable offline.

    As with many other games, including previous Ubisoft games, Far Cry 5 will offer microtransactions. Executive producer Dan Hay stressed that the game will be generous in what it offers, though if you want to speed up your progress by spending money, you'll have that option.
     
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  2. thecold

    thecold Limp Gawd

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    From buy later to no thank you. The next thing that's going to happen is that people who make custom cheats for single player games will be infringing and then sued...
     
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  3. DukenukemX

    DukenukemX 2[H]4U

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    Like as if previous Far Cry games make me want to buy this. If you want to play the best version of Far Cry, you play Metal Gear Solid V. MGSV does a far better job with the open world design, plus it's kinda funny with some of its mechanics. Far Cry games are just about running around and taking bases, which I usually do with a sniper rile cause PCMasterRace. Lots of useless side missions with no real substance, but you do them anyway cause you aren't sure if they unlock a special ending or not.
     
  4. Shadow_Foxx

    Shadow_Foxx n00bie

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    Ugh, seems we can't escape this anymore, even in single player games. Hopefully playing through without buying anything isn't affected too much .
     
  5. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics I don't get it

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    Yeah, but the upside is cheating in Far Cry games was only about doing things like getting infinite ammo, or wanting to Rambo through a village without any worry. Lets hope they didn't crank the grindiness up to 11.
     
  6. SixFootDuo

    SixFootDuo [H]ardness Supreme

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    Microtransactions that speed up game play? Yeah, I won't be playing this. Fucking hate pay to win in games.

    Besides, I watched the game play videos. All the bad guys always have their backs turned to the player ... which is absolutely stupid.
     
  7. Silentbob343

    Silentbob343 [H]ard|Gawd

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    While I don't disagree this one actually has a true co-op for the campaign which the previous games did not. That is pretty enticing for me.
     
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    jfreund Gawd

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    Far Cry 1 was a great game, and it was awesome going back to it a couple generations of video cards later and cranking all the settings to maximum.

    Once Ubi took it from Crytek, I lost interest.
     
  9. Troz

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    This is the only reason it is on my radar. My friend and I like to play games together. Need a new co-op.
     
  10. {NG}Fidel

    {NG}Fidel [H]ardness Supreme

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    A lot of hate here for a game that looks amazing. Ill be buying it.
     
  11. SixFootDuo

    SixFootDuo [H]ardness Supreme

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    Well if you get tired of grinding, just turn to their microtransactions store, they have pay to win tokens for you to buy with real money. This will help you out a lot. Also, don't worry about the bad guys seeing you. They always have their backs towards you. This will help a lot as well.
     
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  12. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Of course it does.
     
  13. {NG}Fidel

    {NG}Fidel [H]ardness Supreme

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    You played it? No.
     
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  14. Perry 67

    Perry 67 n00bie

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    I will wait for a while and see how it turns out. I do own one through fore. I still think the first one is the best, and yes I still play it now and then.
     
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    Skylinestar Limp Gawd

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    " The full campaign will also be playable offline."
    What? Now I need to be reminded that there is a single player offline Far Cry?
     
  16. theplaidfad

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    Looking forward to the game. All the people crying about micro-transactions... boohoo. Welcome to most AAA titles, have fun with your selection.

    Here's a thought. Don't participate in the micro-transactions part of the game, you frickin' crybabies.
     
  17. Master_shake_

    Master_shake_ Little Bitch

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    what kind of overbearing, resource hogging, gameplay slowing, always online DRM can we expect?
     
  18. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj Why oh why didn't I take the BLUE pill?

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    AC origins had microtransactions that didn't affect the game at all. You could just buy resources so you didn't have to farm them and they had some cosmetic items. I assume this is going to be similar.

    I detest the idea of paying for things after buying the game, but you can still get the game experience without spending a dime after the fact which is all I really expect nowadays. If that changes in the future, then no buy.
     
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  19. M76

    M76 [H]ardness Supreme

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    No, microtransactions won't affect gameplay but you can buy things that speed up progress. Now which is it? You can't have it both ways.
     
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  20. SmokeRngs

    SmokeRngs [H]ard|DCer of the Month - April 2008

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    And how much of the game is designed to be annoying or grindy or whatever else in order to push people to the store to buy their way out of it? You're obviously forgetting that games with stores like this are literally designed differently to add in annoyances so you will go to the store. If they didn't design the game that way they wouldn't need to put a store into the game.

    In other words, the game designed with a microtransaction store would be a different game if not designed with a microtransaction store.
     
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  21. M76

    M76 [H]ardness Supreme

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    The fact that others do it doesn't make it OK.
    You're the only crybaby here, crying about what other people complain about, when you have absolutely no stake in the matter.
     
  22. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj Why oh why didn't I take the BLUE pill?

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    I didn't feel like AC Origins was any extra grindy nor did I ever feel like I needed to buy boost packs to get resources. Just by playing the game, going to all the locations, and seeing all of the non-micro transaction content, I had so many resources left over that I never had to farm anything, enabled every skill, and have every good weapon without ever spending a dime after initial purchase.

    My feeling on microtransactions are that they are reprehensible, however, as long as I don't miss out on game content by not contributing to their microtransaction nonsense, I'm not going to NOT buy a game I want to play because of their microtransaction nonsense. I won't participate in pay to win multiplayer games either. I think that generally microtransactions are designed for lazy people who want to spend 20-30 hours in a SP game designed for 50+.
     
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  23. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics I don't get it

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    And in an ideal world that would simply be the case. However if they ended up adjusting the game based on these microtransactions, then it's not so much "I'm a crybaby", instead of needed 4 pelts of this animal to increase my ammo capacity (part of me thinks that aspect of the game is going to still be in there) in a previous game, but hey now you need 20 pelts, something which is far from being hard it's just more pain in the ass grindy shit that you HAVE to do, then it becomes a matter of "Those fuckers are trying to gouge their customer base because they know if 1 in every 50 people even pays a few bucks so they get instant pelts they win"
     
  24. {NG}Fidel

    {NG}Fidel [H]ardness Supreme

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    You Dont have to do it in many games with micro transactions
     
  25. thecold

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    Do you understand his point? The possibility exists where the game was modified to coerce you into using micro transactions. For me it was just one more strike on a game series I only somewhat enjoy.
     
  26. scojer

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    I'll buy this one the same way I've bought all the other ones - from the bargain bin.
     
  27. TheToE!

    TheToE! [H] Brewmaster

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    We hate the business practices behind it. If you support it, well thats up to you, but you are rewarding their bullshit.
     
  28. {NG}Fidel

    {NG}Fidel [H]ardness Supreme

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    I pay the same price I used to pay I get the game and I am not forced to buy the extra items.
    Rewarding them is buying the items and you know what, who cares. As long as its not items that make you win against other players online (pay 2 win) then its not an issue. Just feels like a lot of whining from ppl who obviously have yet to play this game.
    Make a decision after you play it, but to shit on it before launch just reeks of some weird bias.

    Hell people were outright lying about this game in this thread. Talking about the AI and this and that as if they played through FC5 already. Its just fucking weird.
     
  29. MrDeaf

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    Farcry 4 had micro transactions, or something like it.

    One of the most useful pieces of equipment you could "buy" early on was a handgun that you had to buy with u-play points.
    and the only way you got u-play points was by buying or playing other ubisoft titles and completing tasks.
     
  30. theplaidfad

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    Oh, the irony.

    And the people saying "they make it more grindy so you're coerced into buying into micro-transactions". Awww, game too hard for you? I hear Candyland is available in the steam workshop for tabletop simulator. That should quench your thirst for quick and easy games.

    Hardform, turning into softforum more and more every day.
     
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  31. SmokeRngs

    SmokeRngs [H]ard|DCer of the Month - April 2008

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    I guess you don't realize that this site and gaming has been around a hell of a lot longer than microtransaction based games. Most of us have been around gaming for a lot longer than microtransaction based games. We can see the difference in games, the inclusion or expansion of grindy or BS parts of games since the introduction of microtransaction games. We're simply not stupid enough to believe that this is some sort of innocent coincidence. I feel sorry for you if you are not capable of seeing it.
     
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    I am 37 years old. I have been around this stuff for a long time too, so your point?

    Here is mine. I have a strong enough will power to not fall for the micro transaction model and still enjoy a game. I also have the common sense to see that this is how gaming is now, and also is how the world is now. Everyone, not just the gaming industry, has a plan to get into your pocket and it is up to you whether or not you let it happen. I'm sorry some of you can't seem to cope with it.

    If you can't spend your $60 and enjoy that new game regardless of the arm twisting grinding to psycilogicaly make you want to fall for micro transactions, then that's a problem with you.

    And so what if you do play games and use the micro transaction system? Life is too short to hide what you like. Guilty pleasures are alright too.

    I enjoy my games, and don't have to spend an extra dime to if I don't want to. Like I said before... soft people and getting softer in here daily.

    "But muh games and the way it used to be!" Give me a break. There are more important crusades to fight in this world. Don't fall on the sword for something as trivial as simple entertainment. Or do... your choice.
     
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  33. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj Why oh why didn't I take the BLUE pill?

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    The most grindy game I remember that I played was Diablo 2, and that had no micro transactions. I guess I just don't see your difference in games to make them more grindy to get stuff. I guess I'd ask you to give me several examples of what you're talking about. Of course, there might be a few outliers but in general, it seems about the same to me.
     
  34. SmokeRngs

    SmokeRngs [H]ard|DCer of the Month - April 2008

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    This is easy. Any game series before lootboxes compared to after lootboxes.
     
  35. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj Why oh why didn't I take the BLUE pill?

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    I'm talking more about a single player game, not a twitch shooter.
     
  36. SmokeRngs

    SmokeRngs [H]ard|DCer of the Month - April 2008

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    Irrelevant. I'm talking about games in general and those are perfectly valid examples. If you think it doesn't happen everywhere microtransactions are introduced, you're deluding yourself.
     
  37. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj Why oh why didn't I take the BLUE pill?

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    I dont think its as big of a deal as you're making it out to be FOR THE GAMES I PLAY...One of which will be Far Cry 5.

    I'm sure I'm pretty capable of being the judge of whether or not microtransactions make a big deal in Far Cry 5 ( This Thread is about that game by the way). But based on my recent experience with Assassin's Creed Origins I don't think it's going to make one bit of difference. If you think it puts you at a competitive disadvantage in Call of Duty or Battlefield then I guess I see your point but I haven't played against people online in years.

    Once again I think they are reprehensible. But I don't see any reason to boycott a game I want to play because of microtransactions which don't influence the game at all.
     
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