Far Cry 6 not “pulling a Cyberpunk”, will show last-gen footage

Remember the good old days where people completely lost their shit over the horrendous performance of Cyberpunk 2077 on last-gen consoles? Yeah, so do I. And apparently, so does Ubisoft. In an interview with VGC, Ubisoft Toronto’s David Grivel expressed that the team is doing everything to make sure that Far Cry 6 will run like a charm on last and next-gen hardware. To make sure nobody will see a reason to whip out the torch and pitchfork again, Ubisoft pledges to show last-gen footage before the game launches.

Yeah, Cyberpunk 2077 was one big pile of steaming excrement on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It kinda made me reminisce of the days of yonder. The days where games like Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Watch Dogs got the mobs murmuring. Indeed, Ubisoft isn’t an unknown player in the field of showing graphics that you’ll never actually get to see on your own device. But it seems like the Frenchies – or Canadians in this case – are finally starting to understand how things work. Showing off sweet visuals is great and all, but if the vast majority of your player base won’t achieve it, you’re in for some pain.

That’s why Ubisoft pledges to avoid post-launch disappointment with Far Cry 6. After demonstrating some next-gen visuals during the official reveal last week, the devs now promise that they’ll also present last-gen material shortly. Without giving up too much detail, Grivel explained that the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will be able to run the game on 4K at 60 FPS. According to Grivel, the last-gen obviously won’t be able to match that, but it’ll still be sweet as honey.

“As we go in the next few weeks and months, we’ll definitely start showing more on different platforms. What I can say, and I cannot go so much in detail about specs or things like that, is that both on the 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. I test it on kits at the company and I can definitely see that as a great thing on the new generation, but that doesn’t mean that the previous generation is abandoned in any way.

“We’re really, really cautious about that, so we’ll show more detail and more info very soon. But yeah, we’ll care about all the platforms, both old gen, new-gen and even PC, Stadia, Luna and all of that.”

As much as I’d like to give Ubisoft the benefit of the doubt, I’m really taking all of this talk with a tiny pinch of salt. This isn’t my first rodeo with the French publisher. Even though I’ve had loads of fun with a plethora of Ubisoft Originals, things often didn’t pan out exactly as portrayed pre-launch. Oh well, we’ll know soon enough, I guess.