Ubisoft unveiled Far Cry 6 at its Ubisoft Forward livestream last summer and paved the way for a variety of new details to surface. Far Cry 6 star and Breaking Bad actor Giancarlo Esposito joined Ubisoft during the showcase in sharing information about the title’s gameplay and some of the creative decisions Ubisoft made. Details are still fairly scarce, but we do have a good idea about most of the important information regarding this upcoming title.
But with an undetermined about of time until Far Cry 6‘s launch, there are still plenty of details left to uncover. As of this writing, Ubisoft hasn’t shown any in-game footage. Read on for a look at everything we know, and speculate, about Far Cry 6.
Note: This space will be updated regularly with the latest details on Ubisoft’s next Far Cry installment.
Far Cry 6 was slated to launch on February 18, 2021, when it was first announced, but has since been delayed by Ubisoft. They never gave an official date the game would come, but there was a listing for the game published on the Microsoft store that included a release date of May 25th. While this date should be taken with a grain of salt until Ubisoft makes an announcement themselves, it is worth noting that store listings that leaked release dates in the past have ended up coming true in some previous instances.
Ubisoft already confirmed every platform we can expect Far Cry 6 to launch on, which includes current and last-gen systems. The full list will be PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, and Google Stadia.
We only have the one trailer to get us excited for the upcoming game, and while it is a fantastic introduction to the world and villain of the game, we don’t get any glimpses at actual gameplay. This makes sense, as how they would want to first show off the game since the series has leaned most heavily on strong, well written, and fully realized villains since the massively popular Vaas debuted in Far Cry 3.
More details revealed along with the trailer included the fact that Far Cry 6 will tell the story of a dictator named Anton Castillo trying to rule his island nation of Yara as freedom fighters fight to take control of the country. Gamers will play the role of a resistance fighter named Dani Rojas as Castillo uses propaganda to subject his people and prepare his son Diego to rule in the future.
In an interview with GameRant, Far Cry 6 narrative director Navid Khavari said the game will be set in the present day, but will look like the 1960s because Yara has been “frozen in time” since then. Khavari hinted that everything from the game’s weapons to vehicles will be from the period. The game’s Yara environment was inspired by modern-day Cuba. Khavari said his team was inspired by has spent four years developing Far Cry 6 and visited Cuba to get a sense of how they could re-create it.
Ubisoft hasn’t shared many details about Far Cry 6 gameplay, but the game’s screenshots reveal first-person shooting and a variety of locales, ranging from small neighborhoods to urban environments. This is very much in line with how the series has played since the beginning. Only based on the scant images and information we have, we feel safe in assuming that this title will be yet another iteration on the Far Cry formula rather than a total reinvention. We expect a large open world with a range of environments, land, sea, and air vehicles, tons of collectibles, crafting, and upgrading.
Far Cry games have had a strange relationship with multiplayer over the many games, but ever since the games established a formula with Far Cry 3, the multiplayer component has settled on being strictly co-operative. The same will be true for Far Cry 6, which is planned to give players the option to team up with friends in the open world to take on any side activities, or just cause mayhem. It seems you won’t be able to do any story missions during a co-op session, which makes sense for teaming up with people at different points in the story.
In a somewhat strange move, Ubisoft already announced that the game will launch with a season pass that includes three pieces of DLC. No details were shared on what these DLCs will actually be, but looking at previous games we can expect at least one of them to be some sort of story or spin-off type addition. We just hope for another expansion that is as good as Far Cry: Blood Dragon, which future games’ DLC never quite lived up to in terms of a goofy bite-sized story that changed just enough of the base game.
Beyond Far Cry 6‘s standard edition, there are a few other options for players to consider purchasing.
Amazon lists the Gold Steelbook Edition of Far Cry 6 at $110. This version includes the game and the Season Pass, which gives players three DLCs and other content.
The game’s Ultimate Edition is priced at $180 on the Ubisoft Store. It includes the content from the Gold Edition and the “Ultimate Pack,” which encompasses the Vice Pack, the Croc Hunter Pack, and the Jungle Expedition Pack. Each pack includes one outfit, a firearm, and more.
The Collector’s Edition is the last option for the most hardcore Far Cry fans. This edition will cost $310 on the Ubisoft Store and includes the following:
- Ultimate Edition’s content
- Replica of the game’s “Tostador” flamethrower and related artwork
- A keyring based on Chorizo
- A world map
- Far Cry 6‘s selected game soundtrack
- 10 stickers themed after “the guerrilla movement and its distinctive vibes”
- A 64-page artbook
- Collector’s Case
No matter which edition you decide to purchase, pre-ordering the game grants players a skin for Chorizo and a weapon called the “Discos Locos,” which fires discs.