Update [11:36 a.m. ET]: The Far Cry Twitter account has confirmed that the next game in the series will be present at Ubisoft's Forward showcase this Sunday. They also drop a name for Giancarlo Esposito's character: Anton.
The original story follows below.
With just a few days to go until the event, it looks like one of the big announcements for Ubisoft's Forward showcase has leaked online. Far Cry 6 looks set to release next year in February 2021, on both current and next-gen consoles.
The leak was first spotted earlier today on July 10 on the Hong Kong PSN Store, and before it was taken down shortly after, we were able to find a similar listing to the one below on the UK PSN Store for ourselves. Far Cry 6 has a release date of February 18, 2021, and has been listed for both PS4 and PS5.
According to the leak, the game stars Dani Rojas, a guerrilla fighter in the fictional country of Yara. As Dani, you'll fight across Yara's jungles and beaches against dictator Anton Caastillo and his son, Diego.
Another notable detail about the Hong Kong PSN listing is that it stars Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito. You might recall that earlier this month, Esposito said that he had recently worked on a "huge" video game, but couldn't name the game. We'll chalk this one up as a win to USgamer's Mike Williams, who correctly predicted Esposito would be starring as Far Cry 6's villain.
Another detail is that the UK PSN Store listing for Far Cry 6 states that you can upgrade to the PS5 version of the game for free if you own it on the PS4. It's a pretty safe bet to say that this will be true of the Xbox Series X version of the game as well.
Other than the leak, there's no other information to go on right now for Far Cry 6. We'll have to wait and see for more details this coming Sunday, when Ubisoft's Forward showcase kicks off right around 12 p.m. PT.
This all comes, of course, after a turbulent few weeks for Ubisoft. Several employees have stepped away from the company after multiple allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct surfaced against key Ubisoft employees, including Assassin's Creed Valhalla director Ashraf Ismail, and two executives within the company. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has pledged to investigate every allegation, with the aid of an external organization.