In what is now almost standard tradition for any Ubisoft big reveal event, a leak from the PlayStation Hong Kong store yesterday revealed that a 6th Far Cry game was going to be announced during the Ubisoft Forward Digital Showcase event on July 12th. The cover art reveals that the main antagnosit character, Anton Castillo, will be played by Giancarlo Esposito who fans may recognise from ‘Breaking Bad’ and more recently ‘The Mandalorian’.
This pretty much left Ubisoft no choice but to confirm the leak with a tiny teaser ahead of the Ubisoft Forward event:
So far what we know from the PlayStation Hong Kong leak, is the following description: “Welcome to Yara, a tropical paradise frozen in time. As the dictator of Yara, Anton Castillo is intent on restoring his nation back to its former glory by any means, with his son, Diego, following in his bloody footsteps. Their ruthless oppression has ignited a revolution“
Players will take on the role of Dani Rojas, a local Yaran and become a guerrilla fighter to liberate the nation who will fight against Anton’s troops in the largest Far Cry playground to date across jungles, beaches and Esperanza the capital city of Yara.
We also know form the listing is that release is set for February 2021 and it will have a version for the new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X as well as PS4 and Xbox One and just like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, if you purchase the game for current consoles, the upgrade to the PS5 and Xbox Series X will be FREE which again means the ‘Smart Delivery’ system feature of the Series X is still benefiting PlayStation 5 owners as well.
No doubt more information as well as a full trailer will be shown this Sunday at the ‘Ubisoft Forward’ digital event….as a fan of the Series I am very curious to see how this fits into the series timeline following the events of Far Cry 5 and New Dawn, a prequel story perhaps?