We're super close to the launch of Far Cry 6 and we're learning more about the next-gen enhancements for the game. While Xbox Series X|S owners are set to receive various features, it seems ray tracing will not be one of them.
In an interview with Wcctech, lead programmer Stephanie Brenham spoke about what benefits Xbox Series X|S (and PS5) players will and won't be getting. Unfortunately, ray tracing is said to be a PC only feature, as the team has focused on delivering 4K/60FPS experience on next-gen consoles.
"Ray tracing is a PC only feature. On console, our objective has been to take advantage of new hardware capabilities, optimizing performance targeting 4K and achieving 60 FPS, for instance, all while ensuring new game features, like our dynamic weather system, are supported on all platforms."
It's not all bad news, as it's been confirmed anyone playing on next-gen systems will benefit from "better LODs, draw distances, better ocean simulation and HD textures". Still, it would have been nice to see Ubisoft push the boat out and bring ray tracing to the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 release.
Far Cry 6 will leverage Smart Delivery on Xbox when it launches on October 7, and Ubisoft has a wild roadmap of post-launch content for the game in the works, including a Stranger Things crossover.
Not long to go!
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