It’s as Close to Fry Cry 5’s Hope County As You’ll Get
Although Fry Cry 5 depicted Montana’s local populace as a militant cult that preached about end-times, real-world Montana doesn’t seem to mind. In fact, they have actually used its presence in the game as a tool to promote tourism.
“Welcome to Hope County,” reads Visit Hope County. “‘Hope County’” may be fictitious, but the mountains, rivers and wildlife that inspired Far Cry 5 are very real and based on the landscape of Southwest Montana. Dig deeper into the visually stunning scenery that backdrops the game, and plan your own Montana adventure in the ‘Last Best Place.’ Open trails and big skies await you in this magnificent region of the western United States. Welcome to Hope County!”
The website is officially partnered with Ubisoft and states that the Fry Cry 5 team chose Montana in the face of many other potential locations.
“The Far Cry franchise is about frontiers, and for Far Cry 5 the team wanted a place that was beautiful but also that felt remote“ it reads.”After making a short list of potential locations, the team got on a plane and headed to Montana. Once they started to meet the people, to hear its history and to go fishing and hunting, the team realized they got it right on the first shot. Far Cry was going to Montana.”