- Aug 25, 2020
Far Cry 6 has been officially revealed for a February 18 2021 release date, and is coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Stadia and PC (via Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store). Free upgrades will be available on PS5 for PS4 owners, and Xbox Series X for Xbox One owners. After a leak this week, Ubisoft showed off the game's intro video and a cutscene introducing us to Antón Castillo (played by Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito) and his son, Diego, who he's preparing for leadership of the totalitarian island state of Yara. Players will take on the role of Dani Rojas (who can be played as a male or female charcater), a Yaran guerrilla revolutionary. Incidentally, we got to speak to Giancarlo Esposito, who explained the backstory of the character he created, as well as the country her rules. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/07/12/far-cry-6-reveal-trailer"] The game doesn't just bring Hollywood quality power on the acting side. The score is by Pedro Bromfman (Narcos), and the opening sequence comes from Emmy Award winner Patrick Clair (Westworld, True Detective). Developed by Ubisoft Toronto (the first time that studio has led a Far Cry game), the game will take place across Yara, including its capital city, Esperanza - an unusual urban setting for the series. The game will see the return of Fangs for Hire, in cluding Chorizo, "the cutest wiener dog on wheels." We spoke to narrative director Navid Khavari, who explained why the game is returning to a tropical setting for the first time since Far Cry 3. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/07/12/far-cry-6-cinematic-title-sequence-trailer"] Pre-orders for the game have opened, with Standard, Gold, Ultimate and Collector's Editions revealed - we've got a Far Cry 6 pre-order guide for you. This is presumably the mystery AAA game Ubisoft mentioned that it would reveal between 2020 and 2021. We awarded the last mainline Far Cry game an 8.9 review, saying Far Cry 5 was "another wide-open playground with all the necessary ingredients for causing a real ruckus", but said its story was "not the most memorable in the series". [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=far-cry-6-images&captions=true"] [poilib element="accentDivider"] Joe Skrebels is IGN's Executive Editor of News. Follow him on Twitter. Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected].