Far Cry 6 will release on 7th October, Ubisoft has announced. It is coming to Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC via Uplay and the Epic Games Store, Google Stadia and Amazon Luna.
The release date accompanies the new Far Cry 6 gameplay reveal trailers, delving into all things to do with the game, its Caribbean-inspired island and the guerrilla uprising intent on dethroning the tyrannical dictator Antón Castillo.
Here’s the ‘deep dive’ video into the game world and new gameplay ideas:
The game is being built on the principle of ‘resolver’, whether that’s how the people of Yara reuse, repair and repurpose everything they can – which can be seen through the world – or the new Resolver weapons and tools, fully customised weapons built out of spare part. These include a motorcycle engine powered minigun all the way through to a homing missile throwing backpack.
And here’s a look at the game’s characters, including Dani Rojas, the protagonist that’s more than just a silent blank slate:
The game will star Giancarlo Esposito, who’s best known for his role in Breaking Bad, as the main villain. He’s the dictatorial El Presidente of the war-torn tropical paradise of Yara. Esposito’s character, Antón Castillo, rules this land with an iron fist, attempting to restore it to its former glory as a guerrilla revolution rages in the modern day. He hopes that his son, Diego, will follow in his footsteps.
Dani, on the other hand, is a military drop out who was all set to leave the island, but has been convinced to join the LIbertad resistance movement, alongside a colourful cast of other rebellious characters.
Far Cry 6 can be played solo or in two-player co-op. There’s the contrasting open world of Yara, from the tropical jungles through to the decaying capital city of Esperanza, where Castillo’s seat of power sees his best soldiers defending the locked-down streets.
As with Ubisoft’s other upcoming games, you will get free cross-generation ownership from Xbox One to Xbox Series X|S via Smart Delivery, and from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 via Sony’s unbranded upgrade system.
Far Cry 6 was announced last year in the July 2020, shortly before the first Ubisoft Forward stream. Originally expected for release in February 2021, it was (as so many games are) delayed. Quite a lot, it turns out, but you’ll be surprised how quickly we get from now to October.