New Far Cry 5 gameplay trailer shows guns, planes, and dogs for hire

At Ubisoft's E3 press conference, executive producer Dan Hay described the situation in Far Cry 5, in which the player is trapped deep inside cult territory with no roads to freedom and no cellphone service. "People are fucking scared," is how Hay delicately put it. Luckily, you can hire some help, as the gameplay trailer above demonstrates.

Grace Armstrong, a sniper for hire, takes a position on a water tower (which looks suspiciously like it may be Far Cry 5's version of the ubiquitous climbable towers). There's also an appearance by Nick Rye, a pilot, and Boomer, a dog for hire who can both kill enemies and retrieve their weapons for you. What a good boy.

You can also take a look at a short trailer called Amazing Grace below, which was also showing at the conference. Far Cry 5 is coming February 27, 2018.

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Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.