Far Cry 6 seemingly came out of nowhere when it was announced in July 2020. However, given Far Cry’s release pattern of every two years, it was only a matter of time. If anything, it’s surprising how quickly two years have gone by since the previous title. It almost feels like both gamers were in development at the same time. Even with a release date of 2021, Far Cry 6’s release date isn’t really deviating from a release schedule of every 2 years since Far Cry New Dawn, a direct sequel to Far Cry 5, was released in 2019.
When it comes to Far Cry 6, it doesn’t look like there’s going to be much of a formula change. The Far Cry series always sells strongly in the millions, so why fix what isn’t broken? There’s going to be a for-hire system, vehicles, various weapons, and everyone’s favorite: taking outposts (this hasn’t been confirmed). We’re just going to forget about one Far Cry title in the series that thought getting rid of the system of taking outposts was a good idea. They tried too much to change and got backlash for it. Who doesn’t love sniping people from afar or stealthily causing havoc?
Far Cry 6 will be interesting because the narrative director, Navid Khavari, spent time in Cuba, learning everything he needed to know to have the game be as realistic as possible. Many believe the quality of the series has dropped dramatically since Far Cry 3, and they’re keeping their fingers crossed that Far Cry 6 will right some wrongs such as having a silent protagonist in Far Cry 5. Fans are also hoping there’s not going to be a convoluted RPG-system when it comes to skills. They’re just happy with their enemies having health bars so they can score headshots while hidden on a hill to alert the outpost that something is afoot. It’s always so weird to see everyone go back to normal as if there wasn’t a sniper picking them off one by one. When it came to outpost combat, the AI were surprisingly adequate.
For now, we’ll have to accept whatever the game has in store with Far Cry 6’s Release Date of February 18th, 2021, on the current and next-generation systems.