Since its launch back in March, Far Cry 5 has become one of the most popular titles of 2018 and now it has been highly praised by one of the most influential horror directors.
Known for several of the most iconic horror films like Halloween and The Thing, John Carpenter has also expressed his fascination with video games. Back in late April, he posted a Tweet about how much he enjoys playing Far Cry 5.
FAR CRY 5 is an open-world shooter that takes place in Montana where a religious cult has taken over Hope county. Entertaining gameplay, beautiful graphics. Faith Seed is a babe
— John Carpenter (@TheHorrorMaster) April 24, 2018
In response to the endorsement, Ubisoft also shared their appreciation for his comments with the following post:
— Far Cry 5 (@FarCrygame) May 3, 2018
Carpenter is no stranger to the gaming world as many fans consider the video game follow up to The Thing as a true sequel while his cult film, Escape From New York is well known to have influence Hideo Kojima in creating the Metal Gear series. In the past he has also praised other video games such as Zero Horizon Dawn.
Far Cry 5 is the eleventh installment in the series and was released on March 27, 2018 for all major consoles along with the PC. Players take on the role of a Sheriff Deputy tasked with bringing down Joseph Seed and his cult.