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Is Far Cry 5 Cross-Platform?

Nearly four years after it was released to the public, "Far Cry 5" remains a relevant talking point among fans of the series. While the fifth mainline entry in the long running Ubisoft action-adventure franchise didn't do much different than its predecessors in terms of gameplay or mechanics, the controversial setting and antagonistic cult players must combat served as polarizing features. It's definitely one of those love-it-or-hate-it situations.

Regardless of this debate, "Far Cry 5" captured the attentions of players once again following the announcement of its addition to Xbox Game Pass on July 1, 2022. Because "Far Cry 5" has a multiplayer and co-op element to it, many Xbox users might wonder whether or not it's cross-platform so they can potentially play with or against their friends (the latter of which must be done in "Far Cry Arcade") on other systems. If you're one of those hopefuls, prepare for disappointment.

Far Cry 5 is not a cross-platform title

Cross-platform is all the rage today in the gaming world. It has become almost omnipresent in the modern multiplayer landscape when it comes to multi-platform titles. Unfortunately for Xbox Game Pass subscribers looking to take on "Far Cry 5" with their buddies on either PlayStation or PC, the installment does not support any kind of cross-platform play.

The bad news doesn't end there. Unlike "Far Cry 6," which supports cross-generation co-op within the same console families, "Far Cry 5" players can only enjoy co-op with teammates on the same console generation. PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 players cannot play with one another, and the same goes for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S users. Given the years that have passed since "Far Cry 5" first launched, it's not likely cross-play will be added to the experience.