The Far Cry 5 official ESRB rating has been confirmed, and as always there's a few extra details in there that we don't get in press releases.
Rated M for Mature, Far Cry 5 is said to include Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Drugs and Alcohol.
Looking through the official description, we also discover that players can consume drugs to boost their power.
Several sequences reference drugs in dialogue (e.g., “She took to a needle for help,” “…like some bad pagan acid trip,” “…they all got hooked to what is now commonly referred to as opium!”). Players may also consume homeopathic drugs (e.g., “Fast,” “Furious”) that boost players’ abilities and skills; one drug (oregano) blurs the screen when consumed and is described as, “Surprisingly good in brownies.” The words “f**k” and “c*nt” are heard in the game.
The rating summary also reveals that the words ‘f**k' and ‘c*nt' are used in the game. The Far Cry series is no stranger to pushing the boundaries and creating a bit of controversy, and it looks to be no different in Far Cry 5.
Far Cry 5 language pushes the boundaries
Apparently there are scenes with mutilated corpses, and some sexually crude language. The ESRB rating refers to some of the sexual dialogue, including:
Now it’s time for me to find some p*ssy to eat,” “But at night it was a goddamn red-light district just women selling their p*ssies everywhere,” and “Do not finger blast girls here.”
Far Cry 5 is due for release on 27 March, 2018 and is the eleventh game in the first-person shooter series. Players will explore an open-world set in the fictional Hope County, Montana. The storyline follows an evil preacher called Joseph Seed who runs a doomsday cult.
He plans to lead the people of Hope County to Salvation, but as the sheriff's deputy it's up to you to stop him and the congregation of Eden's Gate. Get ready for some explosive action as you recruit locals to fight alongside you to bring Seed and his men down.
Check out the recent Far Cry 5 resistance trailer to watch the game in action!