Far Cry 6 is the sixth installment of the Far Cry game series. It is an upcoming first-person shooter (FPS) game set to be released mid 2021. The game is developed by Ubisoft Toronto Inc. and published by Ubisoft Entertainment SA. It will be playable across Amazon Luna, Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Stadia platforms.
The production team consists of Omar Bouali as Producer, Ted Timmins as Designer, Navid Khavari as Writer and Pedro Bromfman as Composer. The Far Cry series is continued in this sixth main installment which supports both single player mode and multiplayer mode. Despite the initial release date being announced as February 18th 2021, it was delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. During Ubisoft’s quarterly earnings call held in February 2021 however, they announced that the game would be released before September 30th, 2021.
Gameplay for Far Cry 6 is largely going to be similar to its predecessors. It is an action-adventure first person shooter game, with players utilising makeshift weapons and vehicles to advance through the game. They also hire Amigos and use the new “Fangs for Hire” system all in order to bring down the tyrannical regime.
The game is set on the island of Yara, which is a fictional version of a Caribbean island. The island design is inspired by Cuba and is described as “the largest Far Cry playground to date” and “a tropical paradise frozen in time”. It is under the dictatorial rule of the “El Presidente” Antón Castillo, a fascist dictator flaunting full control over the island. Castillo, being uncertain of his own future, is raising his son Diego to follow in his own footsteps and take over the island after him. Antón Castillo is modeled after and played by Giancarlo Esposito and Diego by Anthony Gonzalez.
Esposito himself described his character as a natural leader, attempting to “empower the people to understand that they need strong leadership now” but is unfortunately caught in the middle of an imminent revolution. He further elaborated that “his father was a dictator before him and he wants to empower the people to take their country back. His goal is to use the resources that they have within the country to survive without allowing outsiders to come in and co-opt their scientists, their intellectual property, all of these things”. With regards to Diego, he stated that Antón is “trying to empower his son to take up his mantle and really embrace ideas that would allow him to see that soon he will probably be the next leader in this country”.
Players take on the daring role of guerilla fighter Dani Rojas, whose end goal is to topple Castillo’s regime. Dani is a local Yaran ready to fight to the death for freedom and wishes to restore the nation back to its former glory. Players have the added option of selecting Dani’s gender at the very start of the game as per their preference.