Developed and published by Ubisoft, Far Cry 5 arrives this week on PC, PlayStation and Xbox, marking the fifth installment to the main series and the 11th Far Cry release overall. The latest iteration should be familiar if you’ve played previous releases of this open world first-person shooter. Without saying much about the gameplay before we get into its performance, Far Cry 5 is set in the fictional Hope County, Montana and touts new features including a character creator as well as an emphasis on melee weapons/close-quarters combat.
As with several previous releases, Far Cry 5 has been built using the Dunia Engine, a modified version of the CryEngine. In the past, Dunia has had issues with textures popping in and unfortunately I’ve already noticed quite a bit of this when playing with high-end GPUs from both AMD and Nvidia. So, that’s annoying and does detract from the experience at times, but overall the game is visually impressive and for an open world title it does appear quite well optimized.