It seems no matter hard Ubisoft tries, it can’t stop its upcoming games from leaking in some capacity. Following a week of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla footage slipping through the cracks, now it appears that Far Cry 6 has been inadvertently revealed over on the PS Store. A cover art image featuring Giancarlo Esposito of Breaking Bad fame suggests the esteemed actor is set to star as its main antagonist.
Update: Ubisoft has now confirmed Far Cry 6 with a teaser trailer. More details will follow during its Uplay digital showcase this weekend.
Further, details pertaining to the game’s story and gameplay mechanics are given an overview in the accompanying synopsis, which reads:
Welcome to Yara, a tropical paradise frozen in time. As the dictator of Yara, Anton Castillo is intent on restoring his nation back to its former glory by any means, with his son, Diego, following in his bloody footsteps. Their ruthless oppression has ignited a revolution.
- FIGHT FOR FREEDOM
Play as Dani Rojas, a local Yaran and become a guerrilla fighter to liberate the nation
- YARA TORN APART
Fight against Anton’s troops in the largest Far Cry playground to date across jungles, beaches and Esperanza the capital city of Yara
- GUERRILLA FIREPOWER
Employ makeshift weapons, vehicles, and Amigos, the new Fangs for Hire to burn the tyrannical regime to the ground
Notably, too, it seems Far Cry 6 is a cross-generation title that will offer PS4 users a free upgrade to the PS5 version when the new console launches.
The last entry in the Far Cry series was New Dawn, a spin-off title in between mainline entries that has become customary for Ubisoft. It wasn’t received especially well, especially for its incorporation of RPG mechanics. It will be interesting to see if Far Cry 6 ditches them.