It has been a leak-prone week for Ubisoft, with Assassin's Creed Valhalla gameplay footage seeping out before the Ubisoft Forward presentation kicks off this Sunday. Now, it is the next Far Cry game that has gotten leaked, this time thanks to the PlayStation Hong Kong store. The page has since been taken down, but images still remain.
As the leaked store page reveals, the yet-to-be-announced Far Cry 6 is slated to launch on February 18, 2021. As evident from the box cover, the main villain will be played by Giancarlo Esposito of Breaking Bad fame. He will be taking the role of "Anton Castillo", the dictator of Yara, a fictional region described as a "tropical paradise frozen in time."
Far Cry 6 page just show up on PS HK Store. 🧐 pic.twitter.com/LXZ1EhGykG— anjohn0422 (@anjohn0422) July 10, 2020
According to the page's description, the player character will be named Dani Rojas, a local guerrilla fighter attempting to liberate Yara from Castillo and his son's grip. This will be the largest "playground" ever made for a Far Cry game per the description, coming with jungles, beaches, and the capital city of Yara, Esperanza.
Some sort of cooperative play could be returning too, as two-player online multiplayer is seen listed on the page as a feature in addition to offline single-player.
Moreover, those who purchase the PlayStation 4 version of the game will receive a free upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version whenever it releases. This is probably a feature on the Xbox One and Series X side as well, utilizing Smart Delivery.
Barring any further leaks, we will probably be seeing a trailer and maybe even gameplay footage of Far Cry 6 during the upcoming Ubisoft Forward presentation. The showcase will kick off on July 12.
UPDATE: Following the leak, Ubisoft has now released a teaser for Far Cry 6 via Twitter, showing Giancarlo Esposito's character, Anton, and confirming that the game will show up during its Ubisoft Forward event on Sunday.