Against all odds, Far Cry 6 will offer a new gameplay feature never seen before in games in the franchise. While it will be possible to choose the gender of the main protagonist, certain passages of the game will also be in third person view. According to Ubisoft, one way of strengthening the bond between the player and Dani Royas, the protagonist.
The next video game in the boxes at Ubisoft is Far Cry 6, expected October 7, 2021. If Ubisoft has proven to be relatively secret about the various elements of the game, we already know that it will be possible to change gender, as in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. But another element will upset the little habits of the franchise. It will indeed be possible to play in the third person during certain passages.
Far Cry 6 will be “playable” in first and third person
So, Far Cry 6 will propose to the player third person perspective. Not permanently, but during certain sequences. And in particular game cutscenes. An interesting novelty, since the series has always taken place in first person view, with a silent, almost ghostly hero. She has also always focused on enemies like Vaas, rather than the protagonist, who will be Dani Royas in Far Cry 6.
As Ubisoft indicates, it will be possible to switch to third person view ” during dialogue scenes as well as certain combat and infiltration sessions in enemy camps “. According to Navid Khavari, one of the game’s developers, the primary goal is to provoke a greater connection between Dani Royas and the player, much like what CD Projekt RED wanted to do with Cyberpunk 2077.
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Adding the third person view, “odidn’t instantly feel like there was more connection to Dani’s odyssey, more connection to Yara’s epic story »He told our colleagues of Game Informer. But not only. ” The players will also be able to enjoy their character customizations during story highlights ».
Strengthening the feeling of connection between the player and the protagonist of the game is therefore not the only reason for this addition. According to Khavari, the aim of the maneuver is also to justify the new customization options in-game. Indeed, when players use certain elements like the Supremo backpack, the game will change perspective. Some of these passages salready visible in the gameplay video below.
As a reminder, Far Cry 6 sera disponible sur PC Windows, Stadia, PS4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 et Xbox Series X.