Far Cry 6 Outed by PlayStation Store Listing

Far Cry 6 Outed by PlayStation Store Listing

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Far Cry 6 is real, coming soon, and stars Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito. This news comes prematurely according to a PlayStation Store listing on the Hong Kong marketplace. 

Via a translation found on Reddit, the game will launch on February 18, 2021 and it will be a cross-generation title, launching on both PS4 and PS5 (and presumably Xbox One and Xbox Series X). It will also include a free next-gen upgrade for those who buy the PS4 version, again making it likely Ubisoft is using Smart Delivery on Xbox like it is with Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

Giancarlo Esposito was recently teasing his involvement in a video game, but noted he couldn't spoil it just yet. Still, this led to many people guessing (we now know correctly) that he would star in the next Far Cry, which itself was outed in passing by Bloomberg's (then Kotaku's) Jason Schreier when he was breaking the hearts of Splinter Cell fans. 

The game's premise sees players dropped into another exotic locale and tasks them with igniting a revolution. This time, it appears its Esposito's character and his child, Diego, that are the ruling tyrants. 

The imagery of Diego already has internet sleuths abuzz with theories that Diego is Far Cry 3 villain Vaas as a young boy, due to the same eyebrow scar they have. It may be that the game will be like an origin story for Vaas' violent nature. This is aided further by a recent tease the actor for Vaas, Michael Mando, let loose in an AMA, whereby he seemed to suggest he would reprise his role in some fashion.

The store listing also suggests the game will include some co-op element once again, though it's unclear if the whole story can be played in co-op. Historically, that hasn't usually been the case. 

We will likely learn much more about Far Cry 6 at Ubisoft's digital showcase this Sunday, Ubisoft Forward. The show begins at noon Pacific with a one-hour pre-show revealing more at 11 am Pacific.

 

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