A German gaming-oriented source has published details about the Far Cry 5 drop-in drop-out co-op and the information managed to displease the online gaming community. The reason for fans’ displeasure was the announcement that Far Cry 5 will allow a secondary player to join another person’s game. However, there is a major catch. The secondary person will not get a mission progress. Therefore, the player will have to return to their own game and host a friend or play solo.
According to Ubisoft’s official announcement of Far Cry 5, the cooperative play will be based online. No local options will be available but two players will be able to play together through the entire game’s campaign.
The replacement of the split screen co-op with online play means that players will need two separate consoles and two internet connections. Regardless, only one of the gamers will be able to advance despite the co-op efforts.
Ubisoft has introduced Far Cry 5 during the E3 event that took place in the middle of June. Far Cry 5 will be the first of the series to take place in a Western locale. In addition, it will be the first game where players will be able to pet the dog accompanying them or utilize it to mark enemies for them. Other forms of combat assistance will also be integrated.
Although players consider the lack of shared progress a frustrating omission, e-sports industry analysts believe that Ubisoft is well-aware of the importance of the feature. The developer has already integrated it in some recently released games. However, the implementation of the shared progress across all Ubisoft games requires more time.
As for Far Cry 5, gaming communities remain hopeful that Ubisoft will revisit its decision on the drop-in drop-out co-op in future. Far Cry 5 will be released across Xbox One, PS4, and PC on February 27th, 2018.