Eduardo Vaisman, the audio director for Far Cry 6, recently revealed that ten Ubisoft companies, not only Ubisoft Toronto, were collaborating to bring Far Cry 6 to gamers. Ubisoft Toronto has been the go-to name for the project since it was announced in July 2020.
The most recent trailers have offered fans an intimate look at the game’s gameplay, characters, and friends, such as a rooster. Ubisoft has a lot of projects in the works right now, so having the studios collaborate to create the greatest result makes sense.
Far Cry 6 has piqued the interest of fans of the franchise as well as fans of Giancarlo Esposito since its announcement. This first-person shooter takes place on Yara, a fictitious Caribbean island. Dani Rojas, the player-controlled character, is a guerilla warrior attempting to overthrow the island tyrant “El Presidente.”
The gameplay is similar to previous games in that players will construct vehicles and weaponry via crafting. Other well-known titles developed by Ubisoft Toronto include For Honor, Watch Dogs 2, Far Cry 5, and Assassin’s Creed Unity.
Because Far Cry is such a big-budget and well-loved fan franchise, it’s not surprising that many studios are working on it. Eduardo Vaisman verified this on Twitter (via Gaming Bolt). Ubisoft Montréal, Ubisoft Kyiv, Ubisoft Berlin, Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft Philippines, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Pune, Ubisoft Odesa, Ubisoft Winnipeg, Ubisoft Montpellier, and Ubisoft Québec are among the other Ubisoft Studios working on the project.
Some studios, such as Ubisoft Odessa, Ubisoft Berlin, and Ubisoft Pune, are lesser-known, while others have contributed to fan-favorite titles and franchises. One or more of the Far Cry 6 DLC packs may come from one of these minor developers.
This isn’t the first time Ubisoft has cooperated on a game with firms all across the world. Ubisoft Montréal announced on Twitter that there were 14 co-developing studios on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. So, although Ubisoft Montréal was the lead for the most recent Assassin’s Creed game, there were a lot more studios involved in the project.
— Eduardo Vaisman – #FarCry6 (@EdVaisman) June 23, 2021
Many of the listed studios from Ubisoft Toronto have a history of collaborating with other studios within Ubisoft to develop a game or its DLC. The work that these developers do together is so thorough and detailed that they can contribute to the restoration/rebuilding of real-world locations.
The fact that 10 studios are working on Far Cry 6 shows two important aspects of Ubisoft’s current work ethic. The first is that Ubisoft has a commitment to polishing this title. By having 1o studios work on one game, the workload can be spread out.
The second aspect is that global studio involvement will likely mean the inclusion of global perspectives. Through these studios working together, the collaboration will naturally occur, and global perspectives will inherently be considered.
This doesn’t ensure a perfect game, but it might give gamers hope that Ubisoft is trying to get the game done right. Only time will tell if this expanded influence will contribute to an improved game, but hopefully, Far Cry 6 will deliver an experience that’s worth playing and maybe even free of the crunch that has plagued video games for so long.