Ubisoft's next open-world game will take players to the island of Yara to overthrow a dictator; here's what we know about the latest Far Cry game.
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. Here's everything we know about Far Cry 6 so far.
The Story So Far
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 the post-apocalyptic setting. Far Cry 6 takes place in the present, with the modern world still intact. However, this game's setting is on the island of Yara, a country isolated from the rest of the world due to economic sanctions, as the developers explained in a talk with GameSpot shortly after the reveal Playing as a native of Yara who joins the rebel forces, you'll make your way through the island dismantling the country's systems of power before facing off against Presidente Anton Castillo, who's played by Breaking Bad and The Mandalorian actor Giancarlo Esposito.
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 to sometime later in the year. Currently, there's no firm date for a release just yet. We'll keep you updated on when Ubisoft reveals the final release date for Far Cry 6.
What Platforms Will It Release On?
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.
Is There Multiplayer?
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. Once more details are shared, we'll update this post to explain further how the co-op will work.
While no gameplay of Far Cry 6 has been shown just yet, the reveal trailer for the game is a great mood piece that sets the stage for what's to come. In the trailer, we see Presidente Anton Castillo speaking to his son about the necessity of harsh rulership within Yara. This exposition is set against the backdrop of Yara in turmoil, with the country's rebel citizens in conflict with Castillo's military. It shows off a bleak situation, and it'll be interesting to see how the final game will flesh the narrative and key villain, who may have more ambitious plans for rulership than it may initially appear. Check out the video below to see the full game.
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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.
How To Preorder
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.