Ubisoft has confirmed that only the PC version of Far Cry 6 will have the ray-tracing feature. In a statement issued to Techradar, the company said “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 that the experience on the previous generation of console would remain consistent.”
Ubisoft also added that along with ray-tracing, AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution will also be PC exclusive. This will allow PC users to play Far Cry 6 at higher resolution without compromising on frame rates. On the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles, Ubisoft targets 4K resolution and 60fps along with better details, HD textures, and more.
Far Cry 6 PC system requirements
Earlier this month, Ubisoft revealed the minimum and recommended PC system requirements for Far Cry 6. The minimum requirements, to run the game at 30 FPS, 1080p resolution, and without ray-tracing, you’ll need either AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz, or an Intel i5-4460 3.2 GHz CPU, AMD RX 460 4 GB, or NVIDIA GTX 960 4 GB GPU, and 8 GB RAM.
To run the game at 60 FPS and 1080p resolution but without ray-tracing, Ubisoft recommends using AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz or an Intel i7-7700 3.6 GHz CPU with an 8 GB AMD RX VEGA64 or NVIDIA GTX 1080 GPU. For 1440p resolution, use an 8 GB AMD RX 5700XT or NVIDIA RTX 2070 SUPER GPU.
If you plan on using the ray-tracing feature, Ubisoft recommends AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz or Intel i5-10600 – 4.1 GHz CPU along with a 16 GB AMD RX 6900XT or an 8 GB NVIDIA RTX 3070 GPU and 16 GB RAM. This will allow you to run the game at 1440p and 60 FPS. To play the game at ultra-high settings, i.e, 4K resolution with raytracing ON, use AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.7 GHz or Intel i7-10700k 3.8 GHz CPU along with a 16 GB AMD RX 6800 or 10 GB NVIDIA RTX 3080 GPU.
Far Cry 6 is available for pre-order and is scheduled to release on October 7, 2021, on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC, Stadia.