Ubisoft has officially announced Far Cry 6 (but no one was surprised). Narrative director Navid Khavari (his fourth Far Cry) has given several interviews on the Ubisoft blog, GameRant, and GameSpot where he talked a little more about the story and the game’s surroundings.
- Far Cry 6 is a story about revolution and guerilla warfare based on Cuba. Khawari and other developers spent a whole month in Cuba: they absorbed local customs, got acquainted with the culture and talked to real former guerillas.
- Cuba was cut off from the rest of the world in many ways. On the island of Yara, Far Cry 6 wants to recreate this sense of frozen time. For example, there will be vintage cars from the 1950s. Isolation will also affect weapons (the screenshots show a self-made scope), but more about this will be told at another time.
- Antón Castillo is the ruler of Yara, who gained power using promises to make the island great again. But in Antón’s understanding, paradise on Yara is not a place for everyone. He wants to enslave the rebels and make them build a great future for other, more compliant people.
- Antón is the son of the previous leader of Yara, who was executed over 50 years ago. This formed the character’s vision: he sincerely believes that the island should be ruled by Castillo, but this right was stolen from his family. Antón justifies his brutal actions with twisted logic and really believes in what he says.
- The Far Cry 6 trailer, where Antón teaches his 13-year-old son Diego to handle a grenade, is a kind of prehistory of the game’s main events. Antón will continue to give Diego life lessons.
- The character of Antón Castillo was invented before the role was taken by Giancarlo Esposito.
- Khavari promises an adult and complex story without dividing it into black and white.
- The protagonist’s name is Dani Rojas. It’s a full speaking character that can be either a man or a woman. The male version is played by Sean Rey and the female version by Nisa Gunduz.
- For the first time in the series, Far Cry 6 will offer a large urban location. According to Khavari, the capital of Yara is changing the usual gameplay of Far Cry, adding verticality. “Being able to run across rooftops, use back alleys, fight against some of the toughest opponents in the game in this setting, I think is really unique and fresh,” he says.
Ubisoft promises to talk more about gameplay later. Far Cry 6 will be released on February 18, 2021 on PC (Uplay, EGS), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Stadia.