Far Cry 6 - Everything We Know About Ubisoft's Open World Shooter

Ubisoft's next open-world game will take players to the island of Yara to overthrow a dictator; here's what we know about Far Cry 6.

31 Comments

The Far Cry series has been one of Ubisoft's most defining open-world action-adventure franchises, focusing on exploration and fighting hostile forces in exotic locales. In Far Cry 6, the franchise heads to a new location known as Yara, loosely based on the island and history of Cuba. Set during a political and social revolution, Yara's citizens begin their campaign to overthrow the cruel dictator Presidente Castillo (played by Breaking Bad and The Mandalorian actor Giancarlo Esposito).

Though previous entries in the Far Cry series have had some loose connections, Far Cry 6 is an entirely standalone game that doesn't have many ties to the previous games. This is likely for the best, considering Far Cry 5 and its spin-off New Dawn unexpectedly brought the series into a post-apocalyptic setting.

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
00:00:00
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Now Playing: Far Cry 6 Is A Game Of Contrasts | Play For All 2021

According to narrative director Navid Khavari, Far Cry 6 will be a political game. In a post on the official Ubisoft website, Khavari said that a "story about a modern revolution" has to be political and that Far Cry 6 will contain discussions on topics like fascism, imperialism, forced labor, LGBTQ+ rights, and free elections. He clarified, however, that all this will be in the context of the fictional Yara nation rather than a real country, such as Cuba--which is, as mentioned, what inspired the game's setting.

Related Stores:

What We Know And Expect At E3 2021

Ubisoft gave us new details about Far Cry 6 during a recent livestream, which debuted gameplay (below), more about the game's story, and even its release date. But even with all these fresh new details about the game, Ubisoft promises that it has more to reveal at its Ubisoft Forward stream during E3 2021. For more about our thoughts on how the game is shaping up, be sure to read our Far Cry 6 preview.

Release Date

Following its reveal back in August 2020, it was announced that Far Cry 6 would release in February 2021. However, with the growing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the game's release was pushed back. The game will now release on October 7, 2021.

Platforms

Far Cry 6 will be a cross-gen release, and it is currently set to launch on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Google Stadia.

PC System Specs

Ubisoft has not yet announced the PC specs for Far Cry 6.

Trailers

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
00:00:00
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy


Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
00:00:00
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy


Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
00:00:00
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy


Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
00:00:00
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Multiplayer Details

Like previous games in the series, Far Cry 6 will have co-op play, allowing players to join up and explore the world together. While the developers haven't spoken to the exact scope of the next game's co-op component, we do know that it is similar to previous games. In co-op, you and your friends can take on side-missions and in-world activities, but story missions are left as solo-only engagements.

Related Stores:

DLC/Microtransaction Details

While Ubisoft has confirmed that Far Cry 6 will have a season pass for post-launch content, no details have been shared just yet about what to expect. We anticipate that once we get closer to release, we'll see more of the developer's plans for what we can expect from the game following its launch.

Preorder Details

No Caption Provided

Right now, you can preorder Far Cry 6 on Amazon or through Ubisoft's online store. In standard fashion with the publisher, there are multiple versions of Far Cry 6 to preorder, including the Standard Edition, the Gold Edition, the Ultimate Edition, and the Collector's Edition--the latter of which adds in maps, stickers, and a model replica of the game's flamethrower. Here are some links below to see the different editions of the game.

GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are 31 comments about this story