You know how you shouldn’t believe everything you read on the internet? Because you shouldn’t believe everything you read on the internet. But I want to believe this one thing I read on the internet about Far Cry 5, because if it’s for real, the game is about a Doomsday preacher and his apocalypse prepper cult in middle America, and I’d totally play that.

But first, the obligatory disclaimer. The source of this information is some random, anonymous person on Reddit claiming to have been part of an Ubisoft focus group last year, so it’s maybe, probably, or maybe probably not but almost definitely actually completely made up. Until this, that, or something else entirely is confirmed by Ubisoft, keep it filed under “DUNNO LOL”.

According to user FarCry5-throwaway, the game is set in the present-day Montana with “modern-day weaponry and modern-day vehicles, plus a hilly, mountainous backdrop”, and “the protagonist taking on a Jim Jones or David Koresh-like religious cult in a small town”, whose leader is “a shirtless lunatic leader brandishing an assault rifle in one hand and a Bible in the other”, and an assistant described, perhaps most intriguingly, as “porno-Tom-Cruise-turned-religious-nutjob-murderer”.

“The second-in-command bad guy, who was basically being portrayed as Tom Cruise – an A-list celebrity who became a ranking member of the high council. There were also some oblique references to this religion sharing some commonalities with Scientology, and I wonder if those will make the cut,” he explains. “The only thing about the Tom Cruise cypher that didn’t seem to make a hell of a lot of sense is that he was supposed to have garnered his fame, at least in partial, from working in pornography. If anything’s gonna change, I’d hope it’s this element, because I’m not sure small-town America’s all that ready for porno-Tom-Cruise-turned-religious-nutjob-murderer.”

Absolutely nothing about the protagonist was revealed during the session, however.

“The overall feeling I got from the animatic videos we saw is that they’re really playing up a sense of dread,” he adds. “This is a small town and is filled with small-town sensibilities, the kind of place where God’s word is law, and the sense you get is that the antagonist-preacher found a perfect place for his quasi-religion to take root.”

He also points out that “a lot can change in a year”, though, so even if this was true at the time, Ubisoft could’ve dumped everything and started over since then.