Far Cry 6, the next mainline instalment of the FPS franchise, is arriving on February 18, 2021, and it'll offer a surprising twist.
Players will be able to see their character in cutscenes, with the game switching to a third-person perspective. Considering how committed the series has been to its first-person viewpoint, that's a surprising change.
Far Cry 6 Will Have Third-Person Cutscenes
In an interview with Game Rant, the game's narrative director Navid Khavari explained that they wanted the revolution to feel personal.
"When we went and looked and did our research, when you’re looking at a guerrilla revolution, it’s so personal," Khavari explained. "To be so swept up in that, you need to feel it and understand where that character came from, and what brought them to be pushed so far that they have to pick up a rifle and actually fight. It came from a story point of view. I think what’s exciting for us is that you’re going to be able to see Dani in the third person, in cinematics and other elements of the game, and during that it became almost a necessity to have a fully voiced and performance captured character."
On the note of our protagonist, we'll be able to play as either a male or female revolutionary, and that's not the only element of choice in the campaign.
Explaining the freedom to start the story from wherever you see fit, Khavari says "I think what was important to us was the idea that you can approach the story and the world from any angle. We have a massive open world. We’re talking about a country with a capital city, which is a first for the brand. And it was very important for us, in terms of how you approach the story, if you wanted to start on one part of the island, or you wanted to start on the other side of the island, the story would adapt to how you approach it."