Far Cry 5s companion system gave a welcome way to get some backup when playing in singleplayer. But it also contained a critical mistake when the dog – Boomer – could not jump in the vehicle and go for a walk as the human companions did. Fortunately, Ubisoft has clearly heard the answer to this travesty and changes this mistake in the recently announced Far Cry New Dawn, which is premiere during The Game Awards.
New Dawn appears to be an evolution of Far Cry 5, which includes bringing in the same style of companionship system. Seated in the same place in Hope County, Montana, but years after the FC5, a new series of allies meets and recruits. Among them is another dog, Timber, who could be seen in the revealing trailer of New Dawn.
Fortunately, when you decide to command a vehicle, Timber will jump in and take a trip, just like everyone else. It's a smaller, stupid detail, but one welcome one for those who felt bad about leaving the pooch to head it on its own.
New Dawn is put in a post-apocalyptic version of Hope County where you fight a devious group known as the Highwaymen, led by Mickey and Lou, twin sisters known as The Twins. There is greater emphasis on making, as you can create weapons and vehicles. In addition to exploring this modified version of Hope County, you will also take on assignments called Expeditions that let you explore brand new areas.
New Dawn is set for release on PS4, Xbox One and PC on February 15th. costs $ 40 in the US; International pricing is not yet announced.