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Far Cry 6 release date officially revealed during Ubisoft Forward

Published: 12/Jul/2020 21:59

by Brent Koepp

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Ubisoft officially announced Far Cry 6’s release date during its July 12 Forward conference. The studio confirmed leaks that the game is being led by Breaking Bad actor Giancarlo Esposito and will make its debut in early 2021. 

Despite being teased in 2019, the follow-up to Far Cry 5 has been shrouded in mystery. However on July 12, Ubisoft finally lifted the veil, and officially announced the wildly anticipated title.

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Confirming previous leaks in July, the open-world game will in fact be led by Hollywood actor Giancarlo Esposito. The publisher also revealed that the release will make its next-gen debut at the beginning of 2021.

Far Cry 6 gets official release date

During Ubisoft’s Forward event, the company confirmed Far Cry 6 is coming to PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X on February 18th, 2021. Players will get to experience the open-world adventure on next-gen consoles which are set for a “Holiday 2020” release.

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The digital conference made the announcement with a jaw-dropping debut trailer. The bleak video introduced fans to the dictator, Anton Costillo, portrayed by Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito. The new villain is accompanied by his young son.

According to the game’s official description, the story of FC6 takes place on the fictional isle of Yara which is in the Caribbean. The locale is inspired by Cuba, and is reported to have the largest map of any game in the franchise to date.

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Players will take on dictator Anton Costillo and his son Diego.

The story follows protagonist Dani Rojas, who is a freedom fighter on the oppressive island. Fans will take control of the hero and try to overthrow Costillo’s regime with the help of other guerrilla fighters.

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Far Cry 6‘s dark trailer features the game’s main villain as he tries to justify his regime’s actions to his son, Diego. The disturbing father-son dynamic will be sure to make for an interesting plot point for players as they embark on a mission to overthrow his reign.

FC6 is the first release in the series since 2018. The open-world franchise initially made its debut on PC in 2004, and has since spawned numerous releases, including several spin-off titles.

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Ubisoft announce second Forward event, confirm price for next-gen games

Published: 22/Jul/2020 21:49 Updated: 23/Jul/2020 10:02

by Tanner Pierce

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Ubisoft confirmed a few interesting details during its July 22 earnings call, including when their next Forward digital event will take place and how much their PS5 and Xbox Series X games will cost.

The lack of E3 this year has really left some developers and publishers to their own devices when it comes to announcements. Without a dedicated event in June for press and consumers to attend, many companies have decided to hold their own individual live streams and reveal events.

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One company that recently held its own livestream was Ubisoft. During the event, which was called ‘Ubisoft Forward,’ fans got a new look at Hyper Scape, Watch Dogs 2, and even Far Cry 6.

While most people responded positively to what was actually shown, many were also left disappointed by the lack of announcements at the event itself. It’s possible, however, that fans won’t have to wait too long to hear about more interesting announcements.

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UbisoftUpcoming games like Far Cry 6 were showcased in the first Ubisoft Forward presentation.

Next Ubisoft Forward livestream

On July 22, Ubisoft confirmed that they will be hosting a second Forward event, which will be taking place in September 2020. Unfortunately, no other details about the event itself were given, including the specific date or what games will be shown.

Another interesting point confirmed is that Ubisoft’s games for next-generation consoles, such as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox Series X, will be priced at $60.

This is in contrast to 2K Games’ decision to up the cost of NBA 2K21 to $70 for the next-gen versions, which made a lot of players nervous that they were about to see a price increase across the entire gaming industry.

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It is noteworthy to point out that Ubisoft did not confirm whether or not the prices will increase for games released after the Fall 2020 window, meaning it’s totally possible that players will eventually see the prices go up heading into 2021 and beyond.

As always, make sure to follow us on Twitter @Dexerto for all the latest updates on the next Ubisoft Forward and other gaming events that are coming soon.