It has been confirmed that Far Cry 5 will have microtransactions, as well as the ability to play the campaign offline.
In an interview with GameSpot, Executive Producer Dan Hay confirmed that Far Cry 5 will have microtransactions. Hay stated that the game will be generous with what it offers players, but that players can spend money to speed up their progress.
“We’ve set the game up to be very generous. We’ve set the game up so… nothing is locked [away],” Hay said. “You can go out and explore, and the game will reward you for your exploration.”
Ubisoft PR did follow with a statement on microtransactions, stating that they will allow gamers to speed up their progress. However, they will only be for cosmetic items. This will be similar to another Ubisoft game, Assassin’s Creed: Origins. Origins allowed gamers to obtain “Time Saver Packs,” which helped speed up progress, but it never gave players something that can only be bought.
Microtransactions for Far Cry 5 will be available in both single-player mode and co-op. They will likely be available for head-to-head multiplayer as well, but they will be cosmetic only. They will not affect gameplay.
Hay also stated that Far Cry 5 will allow gamers to play the single-player campaign offline. If they wish to play in co-op, or check out the game’s online components, they will have to have an internet connection.
Far Cry 5 will release on March 27 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.