Far Cry 6: Release Date, Trailer, and News

Far Cry 6 puts players in the middle of a revolution. Here's what you need to know about this sequel:

Far Cry 6
Photo: Ubisoft

Far Cry 6 has been confirmed by Ubisoft after the surprise was spoiled by a PlayStation Store Hong Kong listing ahead of its official reveal during Ubisoft Forward.

Far Cry 6 will take place on the fictional island of Yara. It will follow a young soldier named Dani Rojas who will fight against Yara’s dictator, Anton Castillo (notably played by Breaking Bad‘s Giancarlo Esposito).

The game’s cover shows Castillo standing with his hands on the shoulder of a young boy who appears to be his son (and eventual successor), Diego. It seems that the pair are intent on restoring Yara “to its former glory by any means,” which has resulted in a series of violent incidents that eventually lead Rojas and others to revolt.

Far Cry 6 promises to offer the “largest Far Cry playground to date” with a map that features jungles, beaches, and the urban environment of Esperanza (Yara’s capital). It sounds like this game will return to a more “traditional” Far Cry environment after Far Cry 5 took a brief detour into rural America.

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Speaking of Far Cry 5, the description for Far Cry 6 hints at the return of the “Fangs for Hire” system featured heavily in its predecessor. It also references “Amigos” (which sounds like this game’s version of the mercenary system seen in previous Far Cry games) as well as an emphasis on makeshift weapons, which, again, is something that fans of previous Far Cry games will probably have a passing familiarity with.

Generally speaking, our first impression of Far Cry 6 based on this information is that it won’t attempt to introduce too many changes to this series. While we’re going to hold off on making any sweeping judgments in regards to this game’s innovations until we’ve had a better look at it, Far Cry 6 feels like about what you’d expect from the series at this point.

Interestingly, this listing references the ability to upgrade your PS4 copy of Far Cry 6 to the PS5 version for free. Sony had mentioned that they will support that functionality if developers choose to take advantage of it, and it certainly seems like Ubisoft intends to do so with many of their upcoming major releases.

Here’s everything else you need to know about Far Cry 6

Far Cry 6 Release Date

Far Cry 6 is scheduled for release on February 18, 2021. At this time, it seems that the game will be released for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, and PC on that date.

Far Cry 6 Trailer

While it doesn’t feature any gameplay, this world premiere trailer for Far Cry 6 does serve as an effective introduction to the game’s villains:

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Meanwhile, this video offers a sneak peek at Far Cry 6‘s stylish opening sequence: