16 Hunting militia hillbillies and hooking huge fish • PLATFORM PS4, XBOX ONE, PC • STYLE 1-PLAYER SHOOTER (2-PLAYER ONLINE) • PUBLISHER UBISOFT • DEVELOPER UBISOFT MONTREAL • RELEASE FEBRUARY 27 far cry 5 L ast month Ubisoft shared its ambitious plans for a new Far Cry set in a remote region of Montana, where an armed and dangerous religious cult is prepping for end times by forc-ibly converting as many residents to its extremist beliefs. At E3 we got our first chance to visit the remote region ourselves. Before the demo started, I selected from three companions: a sniper named Grace, a pilot named Nick, or a trusty dog named Boomer. I chose man’s best friend because of Boomer’s unique ability to identify nearby enemies and disarm them, bringing their weapon to me in the process. The demo started on the outskirts of a Podunk town. A small team of cultists are guarding the intersection at the heart of the town, setting up road blockades. After marking the targets with my binoculars in traditional Far Cry fashion, I stealth-ily take out a guard standing on a roof with a gun emplacement by ramming the butt of my rifle into the back of his neck. Every weapon in the game has a unique takedown animation, giving stealth hot 50 kills a healthy amount of variety. Hopping on the powerful gun, I make short work of the rest of the enemies then head into the bar to meet some of the locals. Mary May is set up behind the bar filling up Molotov cocktails. She tells me about how the preacher Joseph Seed is preying on Hope County and recommends I go chat with a pilot named Nick Rye. A new marker is placed on my map, but when I pull it up I notice something – no radio towers.