Far Cry 6 wants to mark a before and after in the franchise, since Ubisoft Toronto is trying to reproduce an entire country rather than a region for the open world. This means that the Cuban country from Far Cry 6, Yara, has cities besides nature. The cities will not only suppose a change of contrast, but a peak of difficulty.
Speaking to MRT, Far Cry 6 Narrative Director and Lead Writer Navid Khavari explained the team focus on Yara’s capital, Esperanza. “It gives the feeling that it is Anton’s fortress“, He said. “So when you have a dictator like Anton, you need his headquarters of power, so you’re going to run into some of the toughest enemies in the game when you get close to Esperanza.“.
The game’s chief designer, David Grivel, added: “What we wanted to do with the gameplay in the cities, specifically in Esperanza, was that you could go in from the beginning of the game, but make it really challenging. So you definitely have to adapt your playing style when you go there.“.
Far Cry 6 has been shown by Ubisoft repeatedly during E3 2021. We have been able to see Anton’s armed troops patrolling the streets of the city, as well as his fleet of tanks. Armored and armored vehicles like these tanks are a new step for Far Cry, and it seems that it will be within the cities of Aton where we will face them.
Ubisoft Toronto has also had to reconsider how many things work within a city, compared to the more classic country settings from previous Far Cry games: “For us, it was full of opportunities for AI, for example. How do they react to the player in such an area? This time you are not in the middle of the jungle. An urban setting also takes verticality into account, so it was another dimension that was exciting to explore.“