After various details about the upcoming Far Cry 6 had already been leaked in the run-up to the Ubisoft Forward Event, it came as no surprise that Ubisoft officially announced the sixth part of the series at yesterday’s Forward Event. February 18, 2021 was announced as the release date. Far Cry will appear on Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Xbox One, as well as Sony’s PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. In addition, the sixth part of the series will be available on Google’s Stadia and via the Epic Games Store and the Ubisoft Store on Windows PCs. Far Cry 6 will also be released on UPlay +, the Ubisoft subscription service.
Among them are Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul, The Boys, The Mandalorian) and Anthony Gonzalez (Coco). Film and television composer Pedro Bromfman (Narcos) is responsible for the soundtrack. The opening sequence was shot under the direction of Emmy award winner Patrick Clair (Westworld, True Detective).
Developed by Ubisoft Toronto, Far Cry 6 immerses players in the depths of a modern guerrilla revolution on Yara, a tropical paradise where time seems to have stood still. President Antón Castillo (Esposito) strives to give his country an earlier glow as he prepares his son Diego (Gonzalez) to follow in his footsteps.
“Powerful and complex antagonists are part of Far Cry’s DNA”, sagt Navid Khavari, Narrative Director Ubisoft Toronto. “Working with outstanding talents like the unmistakable Giancarlo Esposito and seeing him embody our antagonist as a frightening but deeply complex human character was an incredible experience and I can’t wait to share it with our fans.“
In Far Cry 6, gamers take on the role of Dani Rojas. The player decides whether it should be a female or male protagonist. Rojas was born and grew up in Yara. As Dani, the players become guerrillas and explore the island nation, from the jungle to Yara’s capital Esperanza.
Ubisoft also announced that the Gold, Ultimate, and Collector’s editions of Far Cry 6 can be pre-ordered. The limited edition contains the basic game as well as the jungle expedition package and is exclusively available from Amazon. The Gold Edition has the basic game and the season pass. In the Ultimate Edition, players receive the base game, the Season Pass and the Ultimate Package, which includes the Jungle Expedition Package, the Crocodile Hunter Package and the Vice Package.
With the Collector’s Edition, on the other hand, all gamers get the basic game, the Season Pass, the Ultimate Package, a high-quality replica of the “Tostador”, the DIY flame thrower from the game (consisting of 7 parts, length: 72 cm) Artwork of the building instructions, designed by the artist Tobatron, a unique collector’s box based on Tobatron’s well-known art style, an exclusive steel book, a 64-page art book, 10 stickers, a key chain by Chorizo, a map and a selected soundtrack of the game. The Collector’s Edition is available exclusively in the Ubisoft Store. In addition, all pre-orders for Far Cry 6 will receive the Libertad package with the “Libertad outfit” for Chorizo and the weapon “Discos Locos”, a CD changer that has been converted to a weapon and lets enemies dance on their own grave.
Players who purchase Far Cry 6 for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One can transfer the game to the next-generation version (PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X) for free.