Ubisoft plans on showing off Far Cry 6 this week during its Ubisoft Forward event but a load of gameplay details are already making their way out of the game. During the initial trailer that was released last week, players noticed that there were many times where the camera would shift from the first-person perspective to the third-person camera view. Players wondered if this was simply for “trailer flair”. However, Ubisoft has confirmed that there is indeed a Far Cry 6 third-person mode.
In a recent interview with GameSpot, narrative director Navid Khavari mentioned why the studio decided to implement a third-person camera into Far Cry 6. The main push was to allow players to experience Dani (the player) as fully as possible.
Navid Khavari says that the whole experience in third-person is something that was implemented very early on in development. Because the cinematics was already rendered in the camera perspective, the move to an optional third-person camera in Far Cry 6 felt “surprisingly seamless”.
“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.”
This decision then tied into the game’s new character customization system that will allow fans to feel fully immersed in their gear and how it visually changes the way Dani looks. The third-person camera mode in Far Cry 6 will highlight Dani in a much better way especially when using the Supremo backpack. This shift in camera perspective lets players see all the effects and get a better feel for the impact it has on combat.
In another interview with YouTuber JoRaptor, lead game designer David Grivel has also teased a possible Far Cry 6 end-game mode. We already know that Far Cry 6 won’t include the arcade mode and custom level selection that made Far Cry 5 so great. However, Ubisoft seems to be cooking up something else to keep players busy once they finish the main game.
By the sound of things, this will also be different from the typical open-world exploration and “clean up” that usually comes from a Far Cry game. David Grivel did not elaborate on the details but when asked what players can do when they finish the game now that the arcade mode is no longer available, Grivel responded by saying that there is “something else”.
Expect full details on this “something else” when the Ubisoft Forward event kicks off this Saturday at 21:00 SAT. You can tune in by following our E3 2021 schedule here. Far Cry 6 launches on 7 October for current and last-gen hardware.