In Far Cry 6 – released October 7 worldwide – you play as local guerrilla warrior Dani Rojas (Sean Rey / Nisa Gunduz) who attempts to free their fictional Caribbean home island, Yara, from the grip of dictator Antón Castillo ( Giancarlo Esposito). Far Cry 6 developer Ubisoft Toronto has built an entire (small) country, the biggest map ever made for a Far Cry game. You’ll spend most of your time making your way through Yara, but Ubisoft Toronto also wants you to slow down, breathe, and explore the beauty of Yara. This is why he proposed a pistol holster system.
“You can put your weapons away and blend in, so as long as you don’t do anything unsocial, as long as you don’t cause problems for the military, and you’re not in any area that the military considers to be. protected or restricted, you can actually explore Yara, ”Far Cry 6 global director Benjamin Hill said last week. “It was something that was important to me and the team. We put so much care and effort into building this world in the characters you meet, the stories, the music, the flora, the fauna, that we really wanted people to be able to stop and breathe and experience this.
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You can stand on the beach and just watch the sun go down, or you can stroll downtown where you can listen to conversations. Far Cry 6 narrative producer Nicola Jones said, “We call them encounters, these little glimpses of real life in Yara, to make it look like a real country. Our audio and narrative teams have been meticulous with their efforts. We wanted it to feel like people are going about their daily lives. Sometimes if you are in stealth mode and find your way through a soldier, you will hear them complaining like rent or tribulation that they are going through.
The weapon holster system in Far Cry 6 even has a narrative rationale, narrative director Navid Khavari said. He was influenced by the interactions the Ubisoft Toronto team had with former guerrillas and their relatives.
“It’s not just about saving their country. Some of them said how important it is to have that camaraderie, to find humor in battle, just to deal with the stress and intensity of what is going on, ”Khavari said. . “I remember a story, you know, they would be in the jungle playing music and guitar, and having fun hiding from the military. But then, when they heard planes flying overhead, everyone fell silent, put out the fire. Once the plane was gone, they would start the party again. It’s just those stories and ideas that we didn’t really see in a story about the revolution, and the opportunity to do that in Far Cry 6 was really exciting.
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Far Cry 6 will be released on October 7 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S / X, Stadia, and Amazon Luna.