Far Cry 6 is the next pathological and socially disturbing title in the franchise.
Far Cry is known for breaking the mould in FPS games with its gory gameplay and unique mechanics.
There's few who can play the game and not be amazed by its attention detail and ability to emotionally connect with the player.
Ubisoft Forward 2020 revealed Far Cry 6 to the world last year and confirmed that it is coming in 2021.
With an always interesting story and action-packed gameplay, it's managed to attract some of the world's greatest actors including Giancarlo Esposito.
Far Cry recently ditched the exotic locale for a more familiar, North American setting, but the sixth instalment will take players to an island paradise known as Yara.
Here's everything we know about Far Cry 6.
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Will Far Cry 6 release this year? - 15th January
We're expecting the new Far Cry to release some time this year.
It's anticipated it will arrive in the 2021-2022 fiscal year, with dates touting a potential May launch.
For the most part, news on this hotly anticipated game has been quiet since it was delayed.
Fans are speculating that the release date for Far Cry 6 will be May 25th 2021!
Wario64 on Twitter has posted a screenshot of the Xbox store listing for Far Cry 6.
Far Cry 6 was initially scheduled to launch on February 18, 2021. However, Ubisoft announced during their Q2 earnings report that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be moved to the 2021-22 fiscal year.
This means the game is not expected to release until sometime after April 1, 2021. Further details suggested it will launch in the first half of the fiscal year, which means we can likely expect it to arrive at some stage between April 1 and September 30, 2021.
A message posted from the official Twitter account told fans:
"While we know you are all anxious to get your hands on Far Cry 6, we want to let you know that we've been given more time to allow us to make this the game you aspire to play while focusing on the well-being of our teams in this unprecedented global context."
What Is Far Cry 6?
Far Cry is an FPS franchise published by Ubisoft. The games don't tend to share a narrative but the recent games feature a large open world in a wilderness setting, forcing the player to hunt and craft to survive.
Farcry 6 is developing exploration and the setting of the Farcry series by implementing an urban environment for players to explore.
The game will be based in the fictional island nation of Yara, an exotic and tropical location.
The country is divided and protests are taking place opposing the ongoing dictatorship of Anton Castillo, the antagonist of the title.
The Farcry series has garnered a reputation for complex and interesting antagonists, so expectations are high for Anton Castillo.
Our protagonist looks to be Dani Rojas, a character playable as both male and female.
Farcry, despite being known for its antagonists, has often fallen short in creating an interesting protagonist.
Let's hope our character isn't voiceless and has a personality that can immerse the player.
Farcry is renowned for its tropical landscapes and rural environments and the sixth game in the series is no different.
A Ubisoft Narrative Director has confirmed the setting and Guerilla elements of the game are inspired by Cuba.
Players will be able to experience an urban landscape through the city of Esperanza.
We can expect the traditional Farcry mechanics of exploring, gathering and hunting to play a key role in the title.
Alongside this, with the introduction of an urban setting, there are endless possibilities in terms of activities and mechanics.
Check what changes we want to see in Farcry 6 here.
The Far Cry 6 Season Pass is included with the Gold Edition or higher.
The Standard Edition does not include the Season Pass and currently, it cannot be bought on its own.
The Season Pass will come with 3 future DLC's.
Far Cry has never failed to deliver with quality DLC content, let's hope Far Cry 6 is no different.
Check out the trailers for Far Cry 6 here:
The game is set in Yara, the franchise's largest world yet. This tropical paradise is ruled over by a terrifying dictator, and is "frozen in time". Expect classic cars and architecture, as well as palm trees galore!
In an interview with Game Rant, the game Narrative Director Navid Khavari revealed Far Cry 6 will offer a third-person perspective for cutscenes.
This addresses the critique that the Far Cry protagonists of the past have seemed voiceless and detached from the player.
This will allow the player to connect with Dani as a character and immerse themselves in the story.
It also grants the player another element of choice which is always positive in games.
As good as past Far Cry games have been, there's a lot it can learn from its past instalments.
We'd like to see the following changes:
- A Likeable Protagonist
- Co-Op Improvements
- Weather Conditions
Far Cry 6 will be coming to the Xbox Series X and PS5.
Fans are expecting both consoles to be able to run the game at 4K Ultra HD.
But, Ubisoft has confirmed 4K graphics will only be available on Xbox One X and Xbox Series X - the confirmation occurred on Twitter through Ubisoft Support.
Responding to a fan question, the support team stated 'as stated on the banner, Far Cry 6 is 4K Ultra HD on Xbox One and Xbox Series X only.'
That means that the PS5 will not receive this support.
Main Character - Dani Rojas
Dani Rojas will be the main protagonist in Farcry 6, the character will be playable as male or female.
Dani was born and raised in Yara.
They did not want to join the revolution, however, they got caught up in Guerilla movement and now has the goal to take down Anton.
Villian - Anton Castillo
Anton Castillo is the dictator of Yara and the villain of Farcry 6.
Anton is a complex and interesting villain who must balance the running of a country alongside bringing up his son.
His son, Diego, will take his place as dictator of the country after his death.
Anton is impatient with his son's maturity and knowledge of politics as he concerned about the revolution and the succession of his son after his death.
Like most of Farcry's villains, Anton will not be a typical 'bad guy' villain.
His character will be complex and his motivations may seem justified at points.
Judging by the ongoing revolution, it may be fair to say that Anton is not as concerned for his people's wealth as he should be.
Being a dictator, he most likely takes his privileged lifestyle for granted and cannot relate to the struggles of the people of Yara.
Let's hope Anton can live up to previous Farcry villains and pose a significant threat to our protagonist.
Narrative Director of Far Cry 6, Navid Khavari, reveals some background information on the next villain of the series.
The video reveals some context behind Castillo and his beliefs as a dictator.
Castillo's Son - Diego
We don't know much about Diego other than he is the son of the antagonist of Farcry 6, Anton Castillo.
We know Anton is raising his son ready for the succession of his dictatorship.
However, we know very little about his personality.
Rumours have been circulating that Diego may a young Vaas from Farcry 3.
Both of them have similar facial features and a slit on their left eyebrow.
It was also hinted by Michael Mando, Vaas's voice actor, who said that he may be returning to Farcry.
The Dog - Chorizo
Perhaps what fans are most excited about is the dog Ubisoft has revealed will be in the game.
A sausage dog called Chorizo will be available to recruit and fight by players side.
Pre-orders of the game will receive a Chorizo skin, a very big incentive.
The game will likely release on the new PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles if it releases in early 2021.
We can also expect the PC to share in the glory via Uplay and can expect the PS4 and Xbox One to receive the game.
The Nintendo Switch, although unconfirmed, is likely to miss out on the offering.
In terms of 4K support, there is confusion surrounding Farcy and 4K support on PS5.
Rumours have been circulating that there is a possibility that Farcry 6 may not receive 4k support on the PS5.
The query was raised by @XcloudTimdog who noticed the text '4K Ultra HD on Xbox One X and Xbox Series X ONLY' on the box art.
Although it is unlikely that the PS5 will not support 4K for Farcry 6, it is a question that needs to be addressed.
It's unknown if the new Far Cry will offer cross-platform functionality.
Despite the fact the game offers multiplayer, it's not as sought after as it once was.
With so many developers now offering this feature, it wouldn't be a surprise to see it being implemented.
We'd hope that it at least supports cross-generation play.
Far Cry 6 will retail for £54.99 or $59.99, as expected of a AAA release.
Ubisoft has confirmed that all of its titles coming in the Fall of 2020 will not have a price increase; but what about Far Cry 6?
Rumours were circulating that all next-gen games would receive a price increase with the arrival of the new consoles.
Ubisoft has confirmed this is not the case for their upcoming titles. However, this may only apply to the releases during the Fall.
Ubisoft is likely to follow the trends of other publishers.
As of writing, the only official multiplayer information we have is that there will be a co-op mode in the game.
The rest is left to the imagination - but we can make some assumptions based on past games.
One of the great features from Far Cry 5 is the map editor, allowing players to create a limitless number of new battlegrounds for players to get stuck into.
Having featured in several Far Cry games in the past, its inclusion in Far Cry 6 is more than likely.
Far Cry usually includes a multiplayer and 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.
The Official Xbox Series X box art has been revealed and it looks great. Check it out below:
Here's a summary of all the pre-order options for Farcry 6.
Pre Order Bonuses: Libertad Pack
- Discos Locos, a deadly disc launcher weapon
- Libertad Chorizo skin, a skin for your sausage dog companion Chorizo
- The standard edition includes the base game.
- The Yara Edition includes the base game and The Croc Hunter Pack
- The Far Cry 6 Gold Edition includes the base game and the Season Pass.
- The Jungle Expedition Pack
- Season Pass
- The Croc Hunter Pack
- The Vice Pack.
- A “How to Assemble” one-pager artwork, illustrated by the artist Tobatron.
- A high-end 72cm-length replica of “Tostador”, the flamethrower weapon from the game.
- A Collector's Case-based on Tobatron's art style
- Exclusive Steelbook with an emblematic design
- A 64-page A4 format artbook featuring exclusive artworks
- A set of 10 stickers
- A Chorizo keyring
- A selected soundtrack
- World Map
- All previous rewards from other Editions
Check out our full article on pre-orders here.