Previously in the Far Cry franchise co-op was only available for players to jump into each other's world and help each other out, whereas this time round the entire game can be played with a friend.
In an interview published on Official PlayStation Magazine UK (issue #142, December 2017), Ubisoft's Game Director Dan Hay explained that the development team strived to retain the sanctity of a single player story, something that's far from a given in a co-op mode. This is exactly what Far Cry 5 is setting out to do and the new trailer highlights some of the fun you and a pal are going to have (well as much fun as you can have when going up against a cult).
Far Cry 5 stirred quite a bit of controversy when it was first announced, with the game's bad guys being a bunch of religious cultists - something that didn't quite sit right with the fragile right-wingers that love making a noise on the internet.
Stranded in hostile territory, find strength in the community around you to lead a resistance against a cult taking over Hope County, Montana. Although the studio had already revealed that the game will include cooperative play as in past titles in the series, it has now detailed how the system will work. Alternatively, you could also invite a co-op buddy into your game to fight through main story missions with you.
In addition to the "Friends for Hire" feature, the host player can still recruit "Guns for Hire" and "Fangs for Hire" giving players and advantage during the game.
Far Cry 5 will be available February 27, 2018 on PlayStation 4 Pro, PlayStation 4, the Xbox One, Xbox One X, Xbox One S, and Windows PC.
Next year's Far Cry 5 fixes that, but it introduces a few of its own problems.