The makers of 'Far Cry 5' considered a few locations for the new game before deciding on Montana.
Lead writer Drew Holmes has revealed Ubisoft contemplated taking the video game to a number of different spots, but ultimately plumped for the western state in the US because director Dan Hay has wanted to take the series Stateside ever since making 'Far Cry 3'.
Speaking to Gamingbolt, Drew explained: "We had a few ideas on where to take the franchise. But Dan Hay always talks about bringing 'Far Cry' to America, pretty much since they've done 'Far Cry 3'.
"The first place that everyone decided to check out was Montana. I think that there's a great sense of frontier, great sense of wilderness, of danger, wildlife, there's mountains, there's big sky. There's lots of places that feel unknown even though it is in the backyard."
He revealed, too, that the game's team fell in love with the prospective location after they paid it a visit.
Drew said: "So I think as soon as the team went there they started to meet the people there, and get a sense of, 'Montanans are a very self-reliant type of person. They don't like to be pushed around.'
"There's a history of standoffish-ness and leave-me-alone with the state that I think worked really, really well with 'Far Cry'. The list of places that 'Far Cry' wanted to go after that just fell off the table.
"We said, 'this is the spot, this is where we want to go. Now let's think of an interesting villain that could populate that space."