For the first time in the series’ history, Far Cry 6 will include segments where you’ll play from a third-person perspective, Ubisoft has confirmed.
Far Cry is a first-person series. That’s been well established over the course of five numbered games and three spin-offs. Ubisoft even experimented with the first-person view to great effect in the series – drug-induced hallucinations, agency takeover and more have been deployed at times to make for compelling, immersive narrative and gameplay beats.
But all that could be set to change in Fary Cry 6. In an interview with Gamespot, Far Cry 6’s narrative director Navid Khavari outlined why the company is eager to use the third-person perspective more in the latest entry of the long-running series.
“In cinematics, [third person] is something the team tried early on, and it felt surprisingly seamless,” he said. “It instantly felt like there was more of a connection to Dani’s journey in the world, more of a connection to this epic story in Yara.”
It also means that you’ll have the opportunity – every now and then – to clock your customized character out in the fictional world of Yara, and see how they blend in (or not) to the environment.
“Players will also be able to see their character customizations in these highly-realized story beats,” says Khavari. “In Guerrilla Camps, this is also an opportunity for players to be able to see their fully customized character, everything from their backpack to their clothes.”
We’ve previously heard that Ubisoft will show Far Cry 6 on PS4 and Xbox One to avoid a Cyberpunk 2077 situation, and that it will actually be a political game this time around.
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Far Cry 6 is out October 7 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Stadia, and Luna.