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Is Far Cry 5 cross-platform?

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As an avid gamer, you may ponder: Is Far Cry 5 cross-platform? Far Cry 5 is the fifth main instalment in the popular action-adventure franchise developed by Ubisoft.

The game is set in a fictional county in Montana, where a fanatical cult led by Joseph Seed has taken over the region. You play as a deputy sheriff who must join forces with the local resistance to fight back against the cult.


Cross-platform compatibility of Far Cry 5

Cross-platform compatibility refers to a game’s ability to be played across different gaming platforms, such as consoles and PCs. Players desire cross-platform functionality as it allows them to connect and enjoy the game with friends who may own different gaming systems.

Far Cry 5 does not support cross-platform play. This means that you can only play with other players who are using the same platform as you. For example, you can only play with other PC players if you are playing on a PC. Similarly, if you are playing on PS4, you can only play with other PS4 players. And so on.

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Cross-generation compatibility of Far Cry 5

Cross-generation or cross-gen capability refers to a game’s ability to be played on different generations of gaming consoles. With the rapid advancement of technology, new console generations are regularly introduced, which raises concerns about game compatibility.

Far Cry 5 does not support cross-play between different generations of consoles within the same family. This means as a PS4 player, you cannot play with PS5 players, or as an Xbox One player, you cannot play with Xbox Series X|S players.

This might disappoint some players, especially those with a wider playing circle of friends with different platforms.


Why is Far Cry 5 not cross-platform?

However disappointed the players may be, there are several reasons why Ubisoft chose to make Far Cry 5 non-cross-platform compatible.

Cross-platform play requires a lot of work and resources to implement and maintain. It also requires coordination and cooperation between platform holders, such as Sony, Microsoft, and Ubisoft. This might not be feasible or profitable for some developers, even as big as Ubisoft.

Another possible reason is that cross-platform play might create unfair advantages or disadvantages for some players depending on their platform of choice. For example, PC players might have an edge over console players due to their mouse and keyboard controls, higher frame rates, and wider field of view.

On the other hand, console players might have an edge over PC players due to their aim assist and controller vibration features. These differences might affect the gameplay experience and enjoyment of some players.

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Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: kumarhemant@pm.me

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