Sometimes our old partner is the best option to survive.
IGN released a new IGN First video regarding Far Cry 5. In it, Phil Fournier, the game’s associate producer, talked about Boomer, the dog, who could be a trustworthy partner in the adventures around Montana.
„When we landed in Montana, we noticed — everybody seems to have a dog. That relationship people have with dogs is so strong, and I think that’s something we wanted to bring to the game. To create Boomer, we did a lot of research on dog breeds. He’s a mix between an Australian Shepherd and a Blue Heeler, and we started to recreate him, and define his shape, his size, his interactions. The experience was amazing. The technicians on the mo-cap set loved the interactions with all the dogs. The dog that did the most Boomer was an Australian Shepherd who was super-sweet,” Fournier said.
He also talked about how Boomer will participate in freeing Hope County: „[Boomer] is very good as a stealth option. You can send him in front, and he won’t get detected, because [enemies] don’t know if he’s a threat or not. Boomer’s AI, we want him to feel useful. We don’t want him to be penalized to the strategy of the player. Boomer’s greatest skill to me is just, walking around in a dense forest, you never know what’s going to be around the next corner — it might be a bear, an NPC, a VIP. Boomer walks just ahead of you, and he has that sixth sense, and he’ll detect any enemies. He’ll even growl if there’s a really special threat coming. He’s your ultimate protector.”
We’ll see in about a month: Far Cry 5 will launch on March 27 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.