- Aug 25, 2020
Update: Ubisoft has confirmed that Far Cry 6 will be shown at Sunday's Ubisoft Forward conference. The publisher posted a video of Giancarlo Esposito as new antagonist Anton Castillo, along with a message seemingly referencing the leak: "Anton would not be pleased":
[poilib element="accentDivider"] Far Cry 6 has leaked due to a PlayStation Store Hong Kong listing, confirming Giancarlo Esposito as the game's villain, and providing a suggested release date of February 18, 2021. The game will also seemingly receive a free PS4-PS5 upgrade. According to the description in the listing, the game's plot is staged on the island of Yara, "the largest Far Cry playground to date" and "a tropical paradise frozen in time" (which sounds something like a Cuban setting). Giancarlo Esposito's character is seemingly called Anton Castillo and serves as the dictator of the island. The young chap in the image below is his son, Diego, who is "following in his bloody footsteps" as he attempts to restore his nation back to its former glory. The protagonist is apparently a local Yaran called Dani Rojas, a guerilla soldier fighting for freedom. You will employ "makeshift weapons, vehicles, and Amigos, the new fangs for hire to burn the tyrannical regime to the ground."
As fans have dug into the listing, it has also been revealed that the PS5 version of the game will arrive as a free upgrade, so you'll only have to purchase the game one time to play it across both generations. The game also has a 2-player multiplayer mode, and offers preorder bonuses, including a "state-of-the-art Discos Lobos weapon" and "a skin for Chorizo," whoever that is... We're sure to hear more about Far Cry 6 this weekend during the Ubisoft Forward event, where it was most likely set to debut. For the full line-up of expected games and instructions on how to watch the show, check out our article here. It marks the third major Ubisoft game to leak before the event, after Assassin's Creed Valhalla gameplay and Watch Dogs: Legion screenshots hit the internet unexpectedly. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.