'Far Cry 5' map editor allows gamers to use 'Assassin's Creed' objects

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Screenshot from 'Far Cry 5.' Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

Fulfilling one’s fantasy of taking down a violent doomsday cult isn’t the only thing to look forward to in “Far Cry 5.” Developer Ubisoft has explained in detail the enhanced map editor mode, which is shaping up to be one of the best parts of the game.

According to a new Ubisoft blog post, the mode will now be called Far Cry Arcade. It aims to provide players the freedom to create their own expansive solo or group levels. While the presence of a map editor goes as far as the first few instalments, this will be the first time the feature is incorporated into the main game itself.

“We're going to make sure it's more visible than ever,” Far Cry Arcade lead designer Clark Davies said in the blog post. “Not just in our menus, but in the campaign itself. We're going to put arcade booths all around our campaign world in places where it makes sense. And then on top of that, there will be posters all over the game world, which will be simple portals to quick-launch you into our best featured maps.”

Not only can you make your own levels with the Far Cry Arcade, you can also check out other levels created by fellow gamers.

Of course, the feature won’t be as noteworthy as it is now if not for the sheer amount of possibilities included this time around. Approximately 7,000 objects can be used as part of the user-generated world. Assets from games like “Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag” and “Watch Dogs” will be available for you to create a delightful hodge-podge of a level.

Contents of Far Cry Arcade will be the same across consoles and PC, according to Ubisoft’s email to Kotaku. Updates will arrive at the same time, which is good news for everyone. For more information regarding Far Cry Arcade, check out the handy trailer here.

“Far Cry 5” doesn’t release until March 27 in the US for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. While you wait, you might want to check out the new trailer (see below) for the game’s post-launch adventures. Fans of “Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon” will be thrilled.

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