Far Cry 5 gameplay trailer opens the doors to Eden's Gate at Ubisoft's E3 showcase

Far Cry 5 launches for Xbox One, PS4 and PC in February 2018.

That dog better have made it out of this okay.Ubisoft

Ubisoft showed gameplay for its upcoming open world shooter Far Cry 5 for the first time at the publisher's E3 2017 conference today (12 June). The footage gave players a brief look at the game's setting and mechanics.

After the tropical beaches of Far Cry 3 and its sequel's chilly Himalayan heights, Far Cry 5 takes players to the fictional Hope County in Montana, situated deep in the heart of rural America.

The title stars a deputy sheriff within the region tasked with investigating and bringing down a religious cult called The Project at Eden's Gate, which has taken over the region.

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As with Ubisoft's recent entries in the first-person series, Far Cry 5 is placing a heavy focus on its villain, The Project's sermon-spouting mastermind, The Father.

The footage (embedded below) showed the player, another character called Grace Armstrong and a dog companion called Boomer scouting out a church belonging to the cult before sneaking in.

After some slow sneaking, the gameplay showed a montage of gameplay clips in cars, in planes, and naturally plenty of gunplay as well.

Announced in late May, Far Cry 5 makes a number of significant changes to the Ubisoft's sandbox franchise, including the addition of fully customisable player characters and a fully co-op campaign mode.

The initial reception following the game's reveal was relatively positive, however a bizarre petition appeared online called for the game to be cancelled on the basis that its premise of a murderous cult group capturing and killing civilians is somehow anti-American. Okay then.

Far Cry 5 will be released on 27 February 2018 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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