The ESRB rating for Ubisoft’s Far Cry 6 has been released, and along with all of the usual stuff you’ll see in such a rating is the reveal that Far Cry 6 microtransactions will be a thing. The rating mentions “In-App Purchases”, a euphemism for microtransactions, though to what extent remains to be seen.
Far Cry 6 takes place in the fictional South American country of Yara, a military dictatorship whose government you, as the player, are attempting to overthrow. The game will apparently be one of Ubisoft’s biggest in many ways, with multiple different helpers, a wide-open (and realistically built) country, and plenty of weapons and over-the-top methods of destruction.
Plus the villain is Giancarlo Esposito, so that’s another point in its favor. However, Far Cry players will likely not be very happy at the game yet again having you pay for things. Far Cry 6 microtransactions will probably still have similar objects up for grabs in their own in-game store, much like Far Cry 5: New Dawn and Far Cry: Primal.
Far Cry 5’s microtransactions were mainly focused around things like premium “prestige” weapons, vehicles, and cosmetics, ranging from a shovel with a smiley face on it called “Optimism” to a variety of t-shirts that were references to other Ubisoft games. However, both it and its spin-off, Far Cry: New Dawn, also included the ability to buy ammunition and crafting materials with real money.
Since hunting animals to craft things to increase your storage capacity of ammunition is part of the Far Cry experience, perhaps players are worried that if the Far Cry 6 microtransactions go the same way, it will take much of the fun out of the game for people.
Either way, even if Ubisoft hasn’t announced how the microtransactions will actually work at present, it will likely be unpopular among many of the game’s fans. Far Cry 6 will be releasing on Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC, Xbox Series X, and Playstation 5 on October 7 of this year. You can read the ESRB rating here, but be mindful of any spoilers.