A year after its first trailer reveal, Ubisoft has finally unveiled the first direct gameplay footage from Far Cry 6. The next instalment in the franchise will let players choose to play as a man or woman, have 2 player co-op and loads of customisable weapons and vehicles.
As shown in the gameplay trailer, Far Cry 6 will continue the theme of freedom, both in gameplay and story. The fictional Caribbean island of Yara is shaping up to provide tons of new activities which will presumably last for hours, although judging by the previous games we hope it doesn’t get too repetitive.
The game also features more tongue-in-cheek humour, which is a welcome change from the serious trailer we saw last summer. Giancarlo Esposito’s “El Presidente” is nowhere to be seen in the gameplay trailer, although he should get a good amount of screen time considering he’s the primary antagonist. If there’s anything Far Cry does well, it’s producing well-defined bad guys who almost always steal the spotlight from the other characters, including the player.
“As local Yaran and military dropout Dani Rojas, players will be swept up in the guerrilla movement as the brutality of Antón’s rule reaches new heights and the fire of revolution ignites across the country. Players will be able to choose to play Dani as a woman or a man, and will join forces with a colorful cast of characters, including Clara Garcia, the leader of revolutionary group Libertad, or Juan Cortez, a jaded ex-KGB spy and guerrilla master as they fight their way to take down the tyrant.”
Far Cry 6 releases on October 7 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.