Update: Well, as we suspected, it turns out this was just a simple mistake on Xbox's part. Ubisoft has reached out to True Achievements to confirm this, which means there are no plans to bring Far Cry 6 to Game Pass for now.
Original story: We've seen a bunch of Ubisoft games arrive on Xbox Game Pass recently, such as Assassin's Creed Origins and Watch Dogs 2, and now a Game Pass advertisement has hinted that Far Cry 6 could next in line for the service.
This banner seems to have been appearing on the dashboard in multiple regions, sitting alongside games that have already been added to Game Pass in the form of Sniper Elite 4, Naraka: Bladepoint and Assassin's Creed Origins:
There are definitely reasons to be sceptical here though, primarily because Far Cry 5 was only added to Xbox Game Pass earlier this month, so it's very possible that the wrong image was chosen for this banner by accident.
But who knows? Hopefully we'll get some official confirmation on this in the near future.
Would you like to see Far Cry 6 on Xbox Game Pass? Let us know down in the comments below.
When they announced FC5, I assumed it was FC6, and was then disappointed, so this would be good. That said FC5 burnt me out on Far Cry so much I didn't even play New Dawn. But I hear FC6 is better.
I enjoyed far cry 6 but the dlc is rubbish, each one is just a rehash of the last one but with a different character
Got to be a error
@Aggirivator Does this happen once the story is wrapped up? I'm almost done with the story, haven't seen this happen during the campaign!
@Kezelpaso I recently finished it, don't recall this happening until after the credits rolls.
It's an "insurgency" once a week the enemy retakes some checkpoints and outposts that you have to take back to draw out their leader, you kill them and get rewards. Its post-game stuff
It would be great for people who are into these games, but after playing a bit of Far Cry 5 I've concluded these games are a total slog.
Far cry 6 just wasnt for me. Also what is upnwith ubisoft putting everrything on ps plus and gamepass all of a sudden
@Rmg0731 Ubisoft like money and both platforms have a bit of a content gap that needs filling with platform owners willing to pay anyone able to do so.
I enjoyed FC6 a lot. In terms of gameplay it does still follow the Ubi formula so if you didn't like that previously FC6 isn't going to change your mind. I felt it had more personality, felt more alive and while the main quest was just ok some of the side quests are fantastic.
Would be a great addition for GP for folks willing to give it a shot.
@abe_hikura Ah okay, probably won't bother me then as it's taken me long enough just to do the story. I'll probably be freeing up some SSD space once it's done (game's about 100gb!)
@themightyant Yeah I couldn’t understand the buzz farcry 5 was getting here like it was a big win for the month when it’s been out for years and on countless sales…and, importantly, not particularly great. I reckon more than would like to admit thought it was far cry 6…which at least has the benefit of newness about it.
Either way, the far cry 5 hype here showed us just how poor gamepass had been this year so far after coming into the year riding so high. We got a glimpse of honesty.
@Rmg0731 I imagine that its 'money' related - after all, their games tend to drop in price relatively quickly and the sales seem to dry up. How else are they going to get more publicity, get more attention on the game, remind people about it so they either buy it cheap on sale or take advantage of 'Subscriptions' to play it (which they get some money) and maybe tempt some of those to buy the game, DLC etc too...
If you suddenly have a few extra million people jumping in thanks to Subs, that's a lot more potential DLC (and maybe long-term, game) sales and by putting it in Sub services, it gets another round of 'promotional' publicity too.
Even if Game Pass (for example) gives Ubisoft a 'minimum' payment for adding it to that service, that's still extra revenue they weren't getting and those may end up spending more money that also boosts their revenue for an 'old' game that's no longer really selling anymore...
@Martsmall the FC5 DLC is also rubbish, so that tracks. I slogged through the first one and got an hour or so into the second. Didn't even bother with the third.
@Rmg0731 Game Pass and PS+ Extra/Premium being essentially trials for their own subscription service which is coming to PS and Xbox later this year.
Well, Sony has Valhalla, this would be a good response from MS
@Bleachedsmiles Honest question: Have you really run out of good games to play on Game Pass?
For me it's been a pretty great year. These are some i've played, or at least started, that joined in 2022: Death's Door, Guardians of the Galaxy, Tunic, Mass Effect Trilogy remastered, Sniper Elite 5, The Pedestrian, Spelunky 2, Hitman Trilogy, Kentucky Route Zero, Telling Lies, Life is Strange: True Colours, Lost in Random, Gorogoa, Loot River I'm sure i'm missing several. And now there's Escape Academy, Powerwash Simulator, As Dusk Falls to play this month.
That is WELL worth 6 months Game Pass for me, but I guess we all like different things.
Even though I just recently purchased Far Cry 6 I’m still excited for this…
I grew up with very little pocket money, so for me, the idea of people and kids in a similar situation getting to play fairly current games while not breaking the bank is close to the heart.
This whole game pass setup would’ve blown my mind as a youngster. It still does, honestly.
I bought every single Far Cry game up to Far Cry 5. I used to love that series. But I just can't anymore. I don't even know if I could be bothered to play FC6 on Game Pass. That series needs a de-make. They need to strip out all of the garbage they've been adding to it over the years and go back to what it was.
FC5 was just....awful. I bought it. And I regret buying it so much, I couldn't bother getting past the first 2 sections, I just couldn't stand playing it. 6 looks better, but I've been skeptical.
@Dusk_Actual I was thrilled on holidays when I could rent TWO games for the price of one! And could play them for a third whole day! lol. $3.50 to get to play parts of 2 games for like 6 hours total. And that was true living!
My guess it’s an error but hopefully it’s legit. The game has been on sale for like $12-15 recently so it’s not that unlikely despite it being less than a year old. Fingers crossed.
@themightyant It would be difficult to run out of games to play. But games that I’d pay a months sub to play is a different matter…
I’m paid up for 3 years… but subscriptions usually survive on a month by month basis. Mass effect and hitman trilogy’s were welcome…but I’m pretty sure they hit the same month - so would have gotten my money for that month without a second thought.
Guardians of the galaxy was a good get for march I think it was. I already had that on ps5 but had I not then that would have got me subbing for the month of march.
The rest…nah. Telling lies I enjoyed, and gave a chance to because it was on gamepass - I wouldn’t have subbed especially to play it…it had to be discovered because I was already there. And I’d place games like tunic, deaths door, power wash simulator…anything else you care to mention outside of AAA. They’re there to be discovered…not there to have me specifically subscribe for.
People can love indies all the want. I love indies. Played some great ones via gamepass. Indies aren’t and will never be the thing Microsoft gains the most subs from…like it or not, we all know it. It’s why they’ve invested so much in studios and publishers. So lack of AAA, the delays in big hitters like stalker 2, starfield, redfall. Has been noticed for a reason…they add so much more value to the service. Hard to argue against. That’s why I think this year gamepass has been poor so far in contrast to how high it was riding coming into the year.
@Bleachedsmiles interesting take. I respectfully disagree, but there’s room for many views.
For me it’s mostly about the many brilliant and CURATED indies and AA games the service offers. The few AAA games, which I would likely buy anyway, is just the icing on the cake. But then most AAA games excite me less than they used to. There are of course a handful of exceptions each year, but not much more.
But I’m not convinced by the argument of it’s important what is released month by month. What does it matter if Mass Effect trilogy and Hitman trilogy (and much more) all released in the same month. Did you play all games in January? Or did you still have some to play in Feb and March? I find that an uncompelling argument. For me as long as there’s a wealth of great games to play, and for me there is, then Game Pass is worth it, doesn’t matter what releases in a given month as long as there are great games to play.
Respect you feel differently though and I hope it picks up for you soon pal.
I would try watch dog legions if it came i own fc 6didnt like it. I thought 5 had the best beginning of al the fc's but man it got weird fast to fast.
@themightyant when Phil says himself they need to do better…you know this year for gamepass hasnt gone as planned for Xbox - it really doesn’t matter how much you love indies…tunic is never ever going to sell more subs for Xbox than starfield would. I don’t see how anybody could question the reality of that. AAA gets simply add more value to a subscription service…the rest is the icing on the cake for most - the undiscovered that becomes discovered - the very premise of that is that most aren’t already knowing about some niche game like power wash simulator.
This is for all subscription services - Netflix gain more subs for stranger things…over something like Bill Burrs standup. Just because I enjoy watching Bill Burr doesn’t make that any less of a reality.
Disney plus gains more subs from putting the latest doctor strange movie on than they will for say moon knight…even though I personally preferred moon knight etc
Subscription services are not long term investments for most. They’re not like buying a console. They’re designed to drop in and drop out. Just because I’ve stacked up for 3 years doesn’t make me the norm. Trust that Xbox don’t want 2 decent months (months with fairly new AAA releases) and 5 months without any new AAA big hitters. You already know this isn’t what they had planned. It matters not that you love the indies you’ve had every month…if that’s remotely good enough to sell subs they wouldn’t be about to remove 69billion from their wallet. Phil isn’t completely clueless…he knows the value of AAA…and the plan has always been to have one big release each and every month ultimately. Just as the plan has always been to have gamepass transverse beyond the console - which is where month by month realises become even more important to ensure more people drop in than drop out…and those that drop out come back.
So no, I didn’t play all the games in January. But we’re almost in august now…odds are somebody did play through all of Mass effect, hitman, guardians. Odds are somebody was only interested in guardians out of those 3…or 2 of the 3, and are now waiting for the promise of day 1 AAA to play after half a year of Xbox not delivering on their biggest marketing selling point of gamepass.
Don’t get it twisted though. I’m not saying everybody is dissatisfied with gamepass this year, hell some here even love golds monthly offerings. And I’ve discovered plenty of indie games I’ve enjoyed…would I have gone out of my way to purchase a month of gamepass on them before having played them? Likely not. And that’s the point. This wasn’t the original plan Xbox wanted for this year…had it gone to plan every single one of us with rational thoughts in our heads would recognise right this moment that gamepass would have had a stronger year…right? Me having not already played every single game on gamepass doesn’t change that.
Right now I’m playing Till Dusk Falls. And enjoying it btw. But I still stand by my comment that this year has been pretty weak so far…compared to the highs they were riding coming in to the year. And I reckon next year, which should hopefully be stacked and finally be the year we see the fruits of MS investments, it will highlight even more so just how weak this years been so far…for most anyway.
@themightyant I tried all those games you mentioned which to be fair without gamepass I would not be able to do.
However I only enjoyed two of them enough to play to completion (GotG and Sniper Elite 5).
The rest just didn't work for whatever reason, Mass Effect for instance is fantastic but having sunk months into the original games doing so again just because they got a new shiny coat of paint wasn't for me. Others I just bounced off or quickly became bored with.
Gamepass is fantastic value and one of its strengths is the variety and sheer quantity of stuff it offers.
However as @Bleachedsmiles points out that has been lacking in the
2022 new release AAA department this year, which was one of my main draws to the service, day 1 big AAA games
I suppose the previous year raised my expectations too much though I expect next year will make me forget 2022 completely (gaming wise and assuming everything planned releases.) However right now I do have a vague sense of disappointment with the service. Not enough to quit or be angry about but enough to bring out the old man grumpy face. 😠👴
In all honesty I am happy folks are finding fun and enjoy the variety of stuff but that still doesn't change for me it's been a bit poor on gamepass for my own personal preferences.
Next year can't come soon enough, anyone got a spare TARDIS I could borrow ?
I like the setting of 6 so I’d try it if it comes to Gamepass. I did try 5 recently and didn’t like it, did not get far at all.
@Bleachedsmiles I completely agree Microsoft could do better, particularly on the first party front, which has virtually been empty, but that doesn't mean that there hasn't been plenty to play on Game Pass.
It's the whole goal of subscription services to keep people subscribed and get recurring and reliable revenue and NOT to have them drop in and out en masse. Of course some will individually, called the 'churn rate', but the aim is to always have more subscribed each month when viewed across everyone, not as individuals.
No one is suggesting otherwise. Of course it's the big marquee titles that SELL subs, get people in the door, but games like Starfield come out infrequently. It's the games in between that KEEP people subscribed to the service. Same with Netflix, Disney etc. If all Disney had was their big movies people wouldn't STAY subscribed, it's the Moon Knight's, Kenobi's, Loki's and even the Star, National Geographic and other mass content that keeps people subbed in between. They need both, that's what offers the ongoing value. Same for Game Pass, Netflix etc.
Besides pitting Starfield v Tunic is a false equivalency, a game that cost hundreds of millions to create vs one made by a few people. As Chris Charla head of [email protected] said a couple of months ago "We’ve also paid developers and publishers across Xbox hundreds of millions of dollars in Game Pass license fees". It's not Tunic v Starfield it's Tunic + a large proportion of ALL the other third party games on Game Pass v Starfield.
I agree games like Tunic don't get most people to subscribe in the first place, but they are the games - all together - that keep people subscribed. Put another way - Get you in the door with the few big titles, keep you in the room with everything else.
Xbox previously spoke about having 1 AAA game every quarter, though that was before the most recent round of acquisitions. But even if they doubled that and had 8 per year the reality is that only a few people are actually going to be interested in more than half of them. The player that likes Halo may not like Forza Motorsport or Wasteland or Minecraft Dungeons. So maybe 4 AAA first party games per year you are interested in.
If ALL you are interested in is AAA, seemingly like @BBB - there's nothing wrong with that btw - but perhaps Game Pass isn't for you right now. You'd likely do better to unsubscribe and just buy the handful of AAA games you like on the service each year, especially if you wait a few months for a discount.
I really don't want to belabour the point. I agree there's plenty of room for improvement, Microsoft need to get their own house in order in terms of first party AAA and release cadence, 6-12 months without a first party AAA is not good... again. I also agree 2023 is likely to be a bumper year, not just on Game Pass but across the industry (it was meant to be 2022 before mass delays) BUT in the meantime there is simply loads to play on Game Pass, with more to come... more than I can get through anyway.
@BBB Also need a TARDIS, DeLorean or Hyperbolic Time Chamber. But not to jump to 2023 sooner, instead to go back and get through my backlog and all the titles on Game Pass
I do hear you on the AAA front, it's been poor to say the least, but for me there has been more than enough to play regardless of that one aspect being weak.
That's a valid viewpoint... one I completely disagree with, their curation is excellent, it's the single best thing about the service. But we're all different, I can respect you feel differently and like AAA games. Nothing wrong with that.
That isn't what I said. So no, you're wrong, read again
That guy up there is dead wrong. My 15 for the month was squarely aimed at Powerwash Sim, even if I’ve been too tired to play it much
I didn’t pay indies much mind myself until I played The Gardens Between….Firewatch……Lake
Those are all good
@themightyant Sorry, in your message before I thought you was asking why is it important what’s released on a subscription service month by month?
There’s been plenty to play…little to subscribe for - that’s the point I’m trying to get across. For you Indie games is gamepass main selling point right? But you’re one subscription. For most I think it’s fair to say it’s the knowledge of getting AAA day 1 releases used in the marketing. This does not translate to ‘all indie games bad’ ….or ‘not worth playing’ though.
Of course when I said subs are designed to drop in drop out I simply meant they’re mostly sold on a month by month basis - not that ms/Disney/Netflix ect want people dropping in and out of them.
Disney plus is actually pretty good. And I wish Xbox ran gamepass more like it. They do actually try and ensure they have one big release on the service each month in the form of a marvel/pixar movie or whatever…as well as introducing exclusive content throughout most months of the year.
And yes, something like moon knight (little know marvel property…though, in this case, the benefit of still being marvel) will keep people subbed throughout its run time (least that’s the aim and why most of these are timed to run over a two month span)…but the point was, less people are likely to subscribe to Disney plus for moon knight (something they haven’t heard of) over the latest know marvel movie/property. Moon knight is the cherry on top you didn’t initially know about that a subscription service offers the chance to discover - tunic is this…that was the point. I’m not sure why you’re going on about it being fair to compare tunic with starfield.
Indie games alone can only keep people subscribed to service for so long. Notice all these subs Disney/Netflix/prime invest heavily in offering exclusive content each month…if these indie games were exclusive they’d certainly add more value to the service. But they’re not.
The reality is gamepass has not only had very few AAA games this year so far. They’ve also had very few exclusives. And zero support from any of their AAA studios - which looks set to be the case throughout the remainder of the year.
Tbh the whole ‘maybe gamepass isn’t for you right now’ is pretty eye rolling. I’m not just interested in AAA…I’ve stated several times I’ve enjoyed plenty of indie games via gamepass…that I’m currently enjoying one. They were mostly games I discovered having already the benefit of being on gamepass. Would I have paid a month specifically to play them? No. Does that mean I didn’t enjoy them? No.
But it’s not on me having subscribed with expectations of what the value of the service would be…when subs are marketed off the back of their day 1 releases. And in fulfilling that promise gamepass has been undeniably weak this year so far. That’s not me hating on it, it’s the reality of it.
The more big titles MS can put out on gamepass each year the better. You’re not going to play them all…they’re not all going to be marketed towards you. They want to get as big an audience as possible…so they need something to cater to everyone per year.
But even if you only play 2 of the 8 games they put out…those 6 games you didn’t play still added more value to the service by bringing in more subs than a game about jet washing ever will…regardless of how good that game is.
@BBB If the activision deal goes through soon and results in gamepass getting the new cod on day 1 I reckon even people that aren’t into cod could recognise that that’s a pretty strong finish to the year… I guarantee most media outlets will be saying such.
@Dusk_Actual Bless you. You’re doing gods work. Did you know that somebody out there subscribed to gamepass purely for peppa pig! …guess we’re looking at nothing but Peppa pig games on gamepass now 🤯
@Bleachedsmiles Given 1st party is the only thing Microsoft can truly control, Phil Spencer is likely referring to the 1st party lineup in that comment. Their original schedule was probably similar structure to last year, something like:
@Grumblevolcano And had things gone to plan, and we had the likes of stalker 2 day one in the first half…the collective narrative would be “gamepass had a strong 2022”. Just like most of us can acknowledge PlayStation has had a strong 2022 with their big hitters this year.
I think something is lost in communication though when I say gamepass has had a weak year so far, or ‘poor’ comparative to how high they were coming out of 2021. It seems to have been translated to gamepass is worthless or I’m not enjoying it. When it’s not really a statement about personal preference.
The reality is that games like fh5 and halo added a lot of momentum to gamepass…added hugely to its value (these are new AAA games added to the service regardless of if I personally am interested in playing them)…and the delays and lack of first party support throughout 2022 has 100% effected that momentum. And has resulted in an objectively weaker gamepass year.
That's a shame, but I can imagine it'll turn up on PS Plus Extra in the next couple of months
Are there any Ubisoft games that are worth playing? Even EA play basic that comes with GamePass Ultimate has a lot of good games available despite their reputation.
@Bleachedsmiles At least you recognize it. Be blessed.
How do these companies keep "accidentally advertising" things that don't exist?
Not a big deal. Far Cry 6 is always on sale anyway. I picked up a physical copy for Xbox for $10 from Best Buy last month. It's on sale again right now for $15.
Ubisoft games drop in price quickly...
@NEStalgia they also had a conflicting message around Valhalla being on gamepass bor long after launch on the official gamepass sure right? That's 2 times now with Ubisoft games that they had misleading messaging.
We’ve heard that before… “please keep buying Far Cry 6, we’re not quite ready to announce it on Game Pass yet”
@Bleachedsmiles Sorry wasn't clear the 'maybe gamepass isn’t for you right now’ bit was for the other guy who basically said he only wants AAA games, there's nothing wrong with that btw. But if ANY service, not just game pass, isn't giving what you want then best advice it to unsubscribe and vote with your wallet.
I actually think we agree on more than we don't. We both agree AAA has been weak, we both agree AAA is the selling point and we both agree therefore there's been less reason for new subscribers to join.
I think there's been more Day 1 releases than you think, I counted at least 20 on a quick look - of which several are exclusives - but I agree they aren't the sort of system, or subscription sellers many want.
The main thing we disagree on is if Game Pass has been worth it or not in 2022. Neither view is wrong. I can be disappointed with Microsoft's woeful first party output but still be excited with all the third party titles, at the end of the day they've always had several new and good games I want to play. That's enough for me. But equally I can see how others can be disappointed.
I actually disagree on Disney+, I don't think it's great, though it does JUST enough to keep me subbed. I think they literally have one show, or one movie, at a time I am interested in. Loki 6 weeks, Wandavision 6 weeks, Eternals, Boba Fett 7 weeks, Shang-chi, Moon Knight 6 weeks, Obi-wan 6 weeks, Doctor Strange etc. It's pretty threadbare, an hour or two a week... and most of that isn't even very good. But they are already the masters of drip feeding nerd content, keeping us on the end of the subscription string like toying with a cat. I probably should take my own advice - cancel and just sub for one month twice a year... but there's just enough, and others in my family use it, so they have me trapped. lol
Ignore Idle Sloth always.
@BBB I completely and utterley agree with you. I was sold on GP with the promise of big titles releasing day 1 on the service, the best deal in gaming etc etc. I was never interested in a collection of indie titles, they are of little value to me, particularly since most of them become available for very little outlay anyway if you do want to play them.
I like big AAA titles, and I game on all platforms in the hope I'll always have some to play. I do appreciate that others like to play and discover indie gems in which case gp is ideal, but thats not what I want and not why I bought three years of ultimate.
It does annoy me that the only bit of first party code released this year, the forza dlc, Ive had to buy. In a year where they've provided nothing else first party, that stinks of cash grab.
Looking at next years schedule, it would appear I will most definitely be getting value for money then, and several titles like Plaugue Tail will also be very welcome, so im not upset im subbed.
GP will always have the best value, but its not the only service in town and cant continue to rest on its deserved reputation. This month for instance its beaten by the other service, at least in terms of whats desirable to me. I doubt that will happen very often again, but with a little more competition about, it would be nice to see MS flex a little and clearly demonstrate they have the superior service!
@themightyant Well There’s some hidden gems on Disney plus too…
The other night I found old episodes of the muppets tv show from the 70s. That was worth a watch - I watched the one with Bruce forsyth…cringy and fun in equal measures.
My top picks outside of marvel and star wars though is Bobs burgers (they even added an exclusive feature length episode last week)…well worth a watch.
I’m gonna assume you’ve already watched The Beatles documentary. That’s not so much a hidden gem but 100% worth subbing a month for if you haven’t already seen it. I reckon you don’t even need to be a Beatles fan to get something out of those 5hours.
There’s also a sex pistols series by Danny Boyle I haven’t checked out yet but sounds decent. And he rarely puts out rubbish.
New movie I’d recommend outside of superhero/animation/sci-fi… check out Nightmare alley.
@Bleachedsmiles thanks for the suggestions. Always appreciated!
This should be on game pass! Farcry 5 and AC Origins have probably been the best additions to ge pass all year and those games are years old. Playstation is stealing the show recently. Not happy with Xbox.
FC6 is a great game. Playing it now. Who cares if it comes to Game Pass. I picked it up for $10.00. Pretty cheap.
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