Back in 2016, I found myself bellied up to the bar in Hamilton, MT. It was a 60 degree day, and I noticed 3 men wearing parkas at the end of the bar. I couldn't help but ask the bartender why mostly everyone was wearing shorts and t-shirts, and these guys were dressed for the artic. She told me "They are game developers from Canada. Doing research for a game based in Montana." As an avid gamer, it thought "How cool is that? A video game that takes place in Montana?" I approached the guys and asked them for more info about the game. They couldn't share any real details, but they did say they worked for the company Ubisoft. Immediately my mind started to reel. I thought "OMG, are they making an Assassins' Creed game based in Montana?" (A popular game from Ubisoft.) One of the developers asked me to do an on camera interview, to aid in character development. I was quick to say yes. After parting ways, I couldn't wait to hear the news about what game was under development. A year later I finally got the news. The 5th installment of the Far Cry franchise was going to be set in the state of Montana.

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Welcome to Hope County, Montana, land of the free and the brave but also home to a fanatical doomsday cult known as Eden’s Gate. Stand up to cult leader Joseph Seed, and his siblings, the Heralds, to spark the fires of resistance and liberate the besieged community.

Just spend one minute playing the game, and you can tell they did their research while visiting Montana. The open world map resembles much of the western part of the state. With regions that resemble Flathead Lake, Flathead Valley, the Bitterroot Valley and even The Big Hole. Not to mention oddly recognizable landmarks, like the Clearwater Junction Steer, The Lady of The Rockies statue, The Old Montana State Prison and much more.

For anyone who has yet to play this award winning game, you are in luck. Ubisoft is offering up the game for FREE this weekend only. Play for free, and if you like it, you can purchase the game for up to 80% off.


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