With just a few weeks left to go before the release of Far Cry New Dawn, it has been announced that the game has officially gone gold. The game is set to launch on the 15th of February, on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. In the lead-up to that release, Ubisoft has stepped up their marketing for the latest Far Cry title over the course of the last week, with a new story trailer and more.
@FarCrygame New Dawn is Gold! Very proud of this game! Hope you enjoy playing it as much as we had fun making it!
— Raphaël Parent (@raphaelparent) January 19, 2019
Far Cry New Dawn Has Officially Gone Gold
The announcement was made on Twitter by Raphaël Parent, the Technical Director for Far Cry New Dawn; “@FarCrygame New Dawn is Gold!” he announces; “Very proud of this game! Hope you enjoy playing it as much as we had fun making it!”
If any readers are unaware, the term “gold,” is often used by game developers and studios to refer to the point at which the game is 100% complete and ready to send out to retailers. Although the term does originate in the bygone days before developers could patch games post-launch, it does still give fans some reassurance that there won’t be any last-minute delays. When Far Cry New Dawn releases in February, it will be available for $39.99; less than a typical retail release. This matches up with the role which the game seems to be filling in the series.
Ubisoft has followed a trend in recent years of interspersing their core Far Cry titles with spin-off titles; the first of which was Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. Although that game was framed as an expansion of sorts, it established a format. That format was subsequently followed by Far Cry Primal, and now Far Cry New Dawn. While Far Cry 5 was highly successful, the game’s three DLC expansions received decidedly lukewarm reactions. Hopefully, Far Cry New Dawn will be more akin to the quality of its predecessor, rather than Ubisoft’s more recent post-launch outings.