‘Far Cry 6’ dev confirms game will not have “Cyberpunk-style issues”


Devs of the upcoming Far Cry 6 are pledging that the game will not have “Cyberpunk-style” problems for the game.

In an interview with VGC, Far Cry 6 designer David Grivel of Ubisoft Toronto assured fans won’t suffer the same fate as Cyberpunk 2077. He notes that their studio is being “really, really cautious” about not abandoning current-gen platforms.

Dev assures next Far Cry will work with current-gen consoles

The sixth Far Cry installment received a gameplay reveal today and it’s every bit as promised so far. The game seems enjoyable and the company is looking to push towards next gen. Even then, Grivel still gave everyone an assurance.

He notes that they will not abandon the PS4 and Xbox One by becoming unplayable in those platforms. The reference harkens to CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, which was criticised for its current-gen performance.

CP2077 is almost unplayable on the PS4 and Xbox One at release last year. The game was so bad that Playstation even removed it from their stores. It even led to several lawsuits and a bevy of different refunds.

According to the interview, Ubisoft will be showing their last-gen version of FC6 before release. This is to appease fans who are doubting if next-gen AAA titles can run on current-gen.

“We really aim to target maximum quality on all of these platforms, yeah,” said Grivel when asked about any potential issues on the current-gen.

New Far Cry works great with next-gen consoles

Far Cry 6 will be a marquee title for Ubisoft. The game is garnering different types of reactions, including its potential as a political statement on Cuba. Even then, devs assure that the game will be perfect, especially for next-gen hardware.

“As we go in the next few weeks and months, we’ll definitely start showing more on different platforms,” says Grivel. “What I can say, and I cannot go so much in details about specs or things like that, is that both on previous generation and the new Xbox Series and PS5 generation, the game is running fine.

“One detail I can add about the new generation is that it allowed us to run the game at 60 FPS and in 4K, which is really cool.”

The devs note how they’re trying to make their game unique compared to other titles. They are getting out of their way to differentiate from other open-world games.

Far Cry 6 revealed its first gameplay trailer this Friday and confirmed an October 7 release date. The game will be available almost everywhere, including PC and consoles excluding the Switch. It will also be available for cloud streaming like Stadia and Luna.

Featured image courtesy of Ubisoft/Youtube Screenshot

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