In the wake of E3 2020‘s cancellation, Ubisoft is holding their own live event to discuss their upcoming games and updates. The event, Ubisoft Forward, is set to take place this Sunday. However, in what must be a mistake, a Far Cry 6 leak has been picked up just two days ahead of the event from the PlayStation Store. The leak in question was a store page for Far Cry 6, and featured some explanation of the upcoming game’s story, as well as the title villain, played by none other than Giancarlo Esposito of Breaking Bad.
'Far Cry 6' leak on the PlayStation store (now deleted) reveals:
• Giancarlo Esposito to star
• Feb. 18 2021 release date
• PS4 & PS5, with free upgrade to PS5 version
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— Fandom (@getFANDOM) July 10, 2020
According to the Far Cry 6 leak store listing, the game takes place on the island of Yala, a tropical paradise where time has stood still for a number of years. This is due to dictator who rules over the island, Anton Castileroux. The ruthless dictator plans to let his son rule over the island in his place, restoring the country’s former glory at all costs. However, the relentless oppression that the people have seen has pushed them to rebel, and now the island is in chaos.
Players take on the role of a character called Dani, who is a native of Yala. While the store listing gets a bit hard to understand at this point, it seems to say that the character’s full name is Dani Rojas, and he’s just become a freedom fighter in the wake of the people’s rebellion.
The listing goes on to explain that Yala is the most expansive playground the Far Cry franchise has even seen, with lush jungles, beaches, and of course the central run down towns and villages. Players will be able to hire companions, and partner beasts will also be a returning feature as well.
Ubisoft likes to iterate on the Far Cry series with every release. Far Cry 5, and the spin-off New Dawn, both pushed the franchise to what I believed to be its limits. Ubisoft is going to need to show something truly special on Sunday if Far Cry 6 is going to capture the hearts and minds of fans once again, particularly since it’s almost certainly coming to next-generation consoles.
Update: Just as we published this article, Ubisoft took their destiny into their own hands and put out the following tweet.
Anton would not be pleased. See you on Sunday at #UbiForward. pic.twitter.com/SCNvo0qB1R
— Ubisoft_UK (@Ubisoft_UK) July 10, 2020
This is obviously an acknowledgement that the Far Cry 6 leak is real, and that the information found so far must be completely correct. Given this turn of events, maybe we’ll even see a reference to the PlayStation Store leak in the final release of the game.