Far Cry 6 Officially Revealed Alongside Cross-Gen Details and the First Trailer

Far Cry 6 Officially Revealed Alongside Cross-Gen Details and the First Trailer

We got to see a bit of Anton and Diego's relationship in the cinematic trailer.

Far Cry 6's existence may have been leaked earlier this week, but it still ended up closing out the Ubisoft Forward showcase today. After showing off the game's stylish opening sequence plus an extended scene between major antagonist Anton Castillo (Giancarlo Esposito) and his son Diego, Ubisoft confirmed the open-world shooter's release date: February 18, 2021.

An official Ubisoft press release (via Business Wire) confirms the February launch date for all of Far Cry 6's supported consoles, which include Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PS5, and PS4. Far Cry 6 will also launch for the PC (via the Ubisoft's digital store, the Epic Games Store, and on Ubisoft's $14.99/month Uplay Plus service) and Google Stadia.

Ubisoft says that Xbox One and PS4 purchases of Far Cry 6 will include the option to upgrade for free to the corresponding next-gen consoles. Far Cry 6 will support Microsoft's proprietary Smart Delivery plan, which also carries over progress and achievements, while digital and physical purchases of Far Cry 6 on PS4 will "give access to the corresponding PlayStation 5 digital version at no additional cost, when available."

Today's showcase did not offer a look at Far Cry 6's gameplay, but it did set up the conflict in Yara, the fictional country overseen by Giancarlo Esposito's imposing dictator Anton. After the presentation, Ubisoft also uploaded a new interview with Esposito about playing the character.

Ubisoft Forward is done and dusted now, and USgamer has published new impressions of the two other blockbuster titles that were featured at the show, Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion. Despite happening in the midst of high-profile exits and investigations at Ubisoft related to allegations of serious abuse and misconduct at the company, Ubisoft forged ahead with the showcase without stopping to address the matters during the show.

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