Ubisoft’s E3 press conference has arguably been the best one so far, but just imagine if Far Cry 5 hadn’t been revealed a fortnight ago and Assassin’s Creed Origins hadn’t been leaked. It would’ve been an absolute barnstormer. As it was, we thought we knew everything there was to know about Far Cry 5, but the E3 gameplay walkthrough still managed to impress.
Ubisoft addressed all the most important things with this trailer. Yes, you have a pet dog. And yes, you have a machine-gun laden plane for bringing death from above. And yes, the cult in Hope Springs is full of sick, twisted people that are probably going to die in sick, twisted ways at your hands.
The entirety of Far Cry 5 is going to be playable in online co-op, or you can hire AI companions to help out or recruit animals to fight on your side. Boomer the dog looks like a tough piece of work, but I’m hanging in there for a honey badger.
Far Cry 5 is out on February 27th, 2018, for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.