After weeks of speculation, Far Cry 6 has been confirmed with a stunning cinematic trailer showing a city revolting against its leader played by Giancarlo Esposito, better known as Gus Fring from Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.
So far, there have been minimal details surrounding a fully-fledged multiplayer mode just like previous Far Cry titles, with only a two-player co-op mode being officially confirmed by Ubisoft.
Find everything we know so far about multiplayer for the new game in this handy article.
What We Know So Far
As of writing, the only official multiplayer information we have is that there will be a co-op mode in the game.
In previous games, players have been able to take on the game’s campaign alongside another player.
As for a more action-packed, player versus player experience, nothing has yet to be confirmed; but given Ubisoft’s track record, it is unlikely that a full-blown multiplayer will be unveiled anytime soon.
With a dedicated multiplayer a common feature in nearly every single release, Far Cry fans may be disappointed about the lack of details surrounding a potential multiplayer. It’s still early days so there is still plenty of time for something to be confirmed.
Unfortunately, we know that this will be the first mainline entry in the franchise that won't have a map editor, and Arcade mode won't be back, either.
“No, Arcade will not come back,” game director Alexandre Letendre explained in a Reddit AMA.
“Removing this mode from our plan was a difficult decision, but allowed us to focus our efforts on the main campaign, transporting players into the heart of a modern-day guerrilla revolution.”
What We Want to See
The majority of blockbuster franchises consist of a single-player, co-op, and multiplayer mode and Far Cry could greatly benefit from a full multiplayer experience, complete with a levelling system, in-game challenges, and a range of game modes for players to compete in.
A dedicated multiplayer mode would be the perfect way for players to unlock exclusive cosmetic items and would also act as a great foundation to introduce all-new features such as seasons and a Battle Pass, allowing players the opportunity to unlock exclusive gear within a specific timeframe.
Within many multiplayer titles, a ranked playlist separate from standard multiplayer offers a new battleground for players looking to get their competitive fix. Given Ubisoft’s experience with the Rainbow Six franchise, a ranked playlist for Far Cry 6 could be a welcome addition to the franchise.
If the map editor is included in the game, a competitive playlist featuring a wide range of user-created content could be a great way to create a new branch of the Far Cry community.
Keep It Simple And Fun
Most importantly, keep it simple and keep it fun. Far Cry's multiplayer really hit its stride all the way back in Far Cry 2, by merging some of the great aspects of the campaign with a Call of Duty-esque multiplayer.
No-one buys a Far Cry game for the multiplayer initially, but once you're done, having a fun multiplayer to get stuck into can really do wonders for the game.