Ubisoft announces Far Cry 6

The other big reveal at the Ubisoft Forward digital event today was Far Cry 6. Unfortunately its existence was leaked around a day ago so it was not quite as surprising as it could have been… but still, we’re excited about the next brutal and exotic installment — especially the next-gen versions.

Far Cry 6 is in development for current and next-generation Xbox and PlayStation consoles, the Google Stadia, PC and UPLAY+ subscription service and is currently scheduled for a February 18th, 2021 worldwide launch.

Even more exciting than the announcement of the new title is the plethora of talent they have signed up for the game including Giancarlo Esposito who will play the main antagonist President Ant?n Castillo of the fictional island nation of Yara, alongside Anthony Gonzalez (Coco) who will play the role of his son. They are also bringing in Pedro Bromfman (Narcos) to compose the score, and Patrick Clair (Westworld, True Detective) to direct the opening sequence.

Take a look at the first pieces of media, including a trailer, screens, and box art, and the official announcement along with details for the various versions that will be available.

Far Cry 6 world premiere trailer:

Far Cry 6: World Premiere Trailer | UbiFWD July 2020 | Ubisoft NA

Far Cry 6 screens/art:

?Our country is like this grenade? you must clutch our people nice and tight or we all go boom.? – Ant?n Castillo. Today during Ubisoft Forward, Ubisoft announced that Far Cry 6 is currently in development and will release February 18, 2021 on Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Stadia and the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store on Windows PC, as well as on UPLAY+, the Ubisoft subscription service*.

With performances from renowned actor and Emmy Award Nominee Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul, The Boys, The Mandalorian) joined by Anthony Gonzalez (Coco), a score created by film and television composer Pedro Bromfman (Narcos), and an opening sequence directed by Emmy Award winner Patrick Clair (Westworld, True Detective), Far Cry 6 brings in Hollywood-calibre talent to bolster the narrative experience.

Developed by Ubisoft Toronto**, Far Cry 6 plunges players into the heart of a modern-day guerrilla revolution set in Yara, a tropical paradise frozen in time. President Ant?n Castillo (Esposito) vows to restore his country to its former glory while grooming his son Diego (Gonzalez) to follow in his footsteps. Yet paradise has a price, and enriching his country means subjugating those who don?t adhere to his vision. In this island nation in turmoil, players will experience the adrenaline and chaos of guerrilla combat as they are swept up in a revolutionary movement to take down a tyrant.

?Powerful and complex antagonists are part of Far Cry?s DNA, so right from the beginning we knew we had to raise the bar for who these characters could be and how they would come to life,? said Navid Khavari, Narrative Director, Ubisoft Toronto. ?Working with such an amazing roster of talent, including the one and only Giancarlo Esposito, and seeing how they embody our antagonists as terrifying but also deeply complex human characters has been an unbelievable experience that I can?t wait to share with our fans.?

Players will be able to play as either male or female Dani Rojas, a local Yaran swept up in a revolution against Ant?n Castillo. As Dani, players will become a guerrilla fighter and explore and unite an entire island nation, from lush jungles to Yara?s capital city Esperanza. To succeed against the overwhelming power of Ant?n?s regime, players will need to be resourceful as they employ an arsenal of unique new weapons, vehicles and Fangs For Hire like Chorizo, the cutest wiener dog on wheels.

  • Ubisoft also announced that Gold, Ultimate and Collector?s Editions for Far Cry 6 will be available for pre-order***:
  • The Gold Edition will include the base game and the Season Pass.
  • The Ultimate Edition will include the base game, the Season Pass, and the Ultimate pack, which includes Jungle Expedition pack, the Croc Hunter pack, and the Vice pack.

The Collector?s Edition will include the base game, Season Pass, the Ultimate pack, a high-end display model of ?Tostador?, the flamethrower from the game**** (7 parts to be assembled, length: 72cm), a ?How to Assemble? one-pager artwork illustrated by famous artist Tobatron, a unique Collector?s Case based on Tobatron?s iconic art style, an exclusive Steelbook?, a 64-page Artbook, a set of 10 stickers, a Chorizo keyring, a map and a selected Soundtrack of the Game.

Fans who pre-order*** Far Cry 6 will get access to the Libertad Pack which includes the ?Libertad Outfit? for Chorizo and the state-of-the-art ?Discos Locos?, a weaponized disc launcher that will make enemies dance on their own graves.

Fans who purchase Far Cry 6 on Xbox One or PlayStation 4 will be able to upgrade their version on a next-gen platform at no additional cost after the launch of Xbox Series X**** and PlayStation 5.*****

For players looking for an introduction to the Far Cry series, the Franchise Sale starts tomorrow, July 13, with prices starting as low as $3 across multiple retailers. Head to Ubisoft News at the link here for further details on the sale and where to buy.

*$14.99 per month. Cancel anytime. The Ultimate Edition will be available as part of a UPLAY+ subscription at game launch. More information at uplayplus.com.

** Development partners are Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Kyiv, Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft Berlin, and Ubisoft Montpellier.

*** Final content and release dates subject to change. Some features may not be available at launch. Content may be available for purchase and/or as giveaway(s) separately at Ubisoft?s sole discretion at any time. System requirements pending. Please check system requirements and product details/restrictions before purchase and upon game release before redeeming your pre-order.

**** WARNING: This is not a toy. This product is a non-functional, fantasy replica intended for private display. This product may be mistaken for a real weapon by law enforcement officers and others. The orange muzzle cap is included for your safety. If you intend to carry this product in public areas against the warnings here, do not remove the orange muzzle cap. User assumes all liability in connection with modification or display of this item. Misuse or careless use may result in serious injury or death.

***** Far Cry 6 leverages Smart Delivery allowing access to both the Xbox One title and Xbox Series X title when available.*****Far Cry 6 PlayStation 4 digital and Blu-ray games give access to the corresponding PlayStation 5 digital version at no additional cost, when available. Requires a PlayStation 5 or a PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, the game disc (if owned on Blu-ray it must be kept inserted in the PlayStation 5 disc tray to play), a Sony Entertainment Network account, additional storage, and broadband internet connection. May incur bandwidth usage fees.