During today's show we've seen the first gameplay from Ubisoft's Far Cry 6, the next installment in the best-selling FPS series. You can see the footage below. By the way, we also got to know the game's release date - it will launch on October 7, 2021. I also encourage you to read our preview of Far Cry 6.
Watching the above gameplay footage, you can get the impression that the series has not changed significantly over the last few installments. And that's just the way it is - it's still a non-stop blast with the use of more or less sophisticated tools and techniques of murder. Which doesn't change the fact that fans of the series will quickly notice a few novelties. Moving the action from wooded Montana to the Cuba-inspired tropical country of Yara and its giant capital, Esperanza, is just the beginning of the changes.
The game's protagonist (either male or female, depending on our choice) is Dani Rojas, a member of the local resistance who fights the dictator Anton Castillo (played by Giancarlo Esposito, an actor better known for Breaking Bad) who rules the country. Unlike the silent protagonist of the fifth installment, Dani can talk, which should make it easier for the players to impersonate this character. In the fight against the authorities we'll use a number of traditional weapons such as bows, pistols, shotguns, rifles, rocket launchers and grenades, but some of the weapons - just like in Far Cry: New Dawn - will be crafted by our own hands, including a CD launcher, which enables us to shoot enemies to the rhythm of Los Del Rio's iconic Macarena. We'll also be able to wreak havoc with jet packs, which we've already had a taste of in a slightly different form in the Trapped on Mars DLC for Far Cry 5.
We'll be able to travel across the large map using both large and small means of transport - from quads to sports cars, off-road vehicles, tractors, and even... horses. Machines, like weapons, will have various uses: some, equipped with machine guns, will be useful to gun down enemies, and others, with plows attached to the front bumpers, will enable us to easily break through the enemy barricades. The aforementioned horse will not be the only animal companion. How about a crippled dog that can be used to distract your enemies or a bloodthirsty alligator? You can pet both of them!
It's hard to say more about Far Cry 6's storyline except than that it seems heavy-handed at first glance. You know, fight against a dictatorship or the uneasy relationship between Anton Castillo and his son, Diego, who is being groomed by his father to be his successor. It's just that... the fight against Joseph Seed's cult in the fifth installment also seemed like an interesting topic, but in the end, we didn't really play the previous game for the story. We'll see what Ubisoft will prepare this time. There shouldn't be any big surprises in terms of mechanics. The sixth installment looks like a game quite similar to the previous one with simple RPG elements, which will throw us on a large, open map with a lot of activities to engage in. Fans of the series should be satisfied, and newcomers will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the franchise in a more attractive visual setting than before.
Far Cry 6 will be released on PC, PS4, PS5, XONE and XSX|S. On PC, the title will be available exclusively in Ubisoft's store and on Epic Games Store. No Steam release is planned.
- Ubisoft - official homepage
- Far Cry 6 - official website
- Far Cry 6 Preview – A Far Cry that Could Only Be Done in Times Like These