Ubisoft is known for a lot of incredible games. They were the ones that created franchises like Assassin’s Creed, Rainbow Six, Watch Dogs, The Division, and most important of all – the Legendary Far Cry Series. We are about to see a lot of Ubisoft games hit the market in the near future. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine, and Watch Dogs: Legion as well as Gods and Monsters – are just to name a few. But the one that the fans are most excited about is the upcoming latest installment to the Far Cry franchise – Far Cry 6.
Not much was known about the game up until recently when the trailer launch and the latest leaks regarding the game hit the internet. The game might be releasing in 2021 but it is already making enough waves to get Ubisoft’s ball rolling. Social Media is ablaze with scores of theories and speculations regarding the sixth Far Cry game. Let’s dive in to find out where does the road leads this time.
It is a Prequel
You heard that right. Far Cry 6 is not set at a time after the events of Far Cry 5. Instead the events of the game apparently take place at a time before Far Cry 3 (we will get there in a bit). The game is set in the tiny island nation in the Caribbean Sea called Yara. The island looks pretty much like Castro era Cuba. The ruthless dictator and ruler of Yara is Anton Castillo (played by Giancarlo Esposito). Anton is trying to groom his son Diego into becoming the next ruler of Yara and his successor to the throne of the island nation.
The Player portrays the role of Dani Rojas. It is entirely up to the player to choose the gender of the protagonist. Dani Rojas is a guerrilla fighter who will help stokes the embers of revolution that will engulf Yara and lead to an uprising against Anton Castillo’s rule.
The Vaas Connection
For more reasons than one, Far Cry 3 has captured the heart and soul of the franchise. It was what pushed the game series into international stardom. And a majority of the credit goes to the game’s primary antagonist Vaas Montenegro. Video game enthusiasts worship Vaas. Far Cry has created a cult like following around the character played by Michael Mando. Far Cry 6’s Diego vaguely resembles Vaas. There is a scar on top of Diego’s right eye that matches Vaas’. So some claim that
Far Cry 6 is apparently just an origin story for Vaas! And that is why people are calling it a prequel.
Ubisoft he neither denied nor confirmed this theory. They are just basically stoking the flames and expecting the fans to figure it out on their own. If you were to ask us, there might be some connection between Far Cry 3 and Far Cry 6 but considering none of the previous games had any sort of major connection such as this, we would not bet too much on this. It just might be a brilliantly concocted Easter Egg.
Powerful Ensemble Star Cast
The Far Cry series is better known for its villains than the hero. To that end, Far Cry 6 continues on this tradition. Giancarlo Esposito does a splendid job as Anton Castillo, Dictator of Yara, in the trailer reveal. Far Cry 6 will put some heavy emphasis on Esposito’s acting skills and considering the acting chops he has accumulated after his time as Gus Fring in Breaking and Better Call Saul as well as Moff Gideon in The Mandalorian, we would be more than happy to see him as Castillo in the game.
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There are other well-known actors in the game too. Anthony Gonzalez, who played Miguel in the Oscar winning movie Coco, is set to play Diego, Anton’s potential successor. Other actors in supporting roles include Shakira Berrera, Alex Fernandezx, Nisa Gunduz, Sean Rey, and Manuel Rodriguez Saenz.
Release Date and Platforms
Ubisoft has a tradition of releasing a Far Cry game every two years. The last installment to the series was launched in 2019. Far Cry 6 will hit the stores next year on February 18, 2021. The date might be postponed depending on the situation since Ubisoft has claimed it is but a tentative date. The launch date was confirmed in early July this year at a Ubisoft Forward Conference.
The platforms that will be compatible with Far Cry 6 are Playstation 5, Playstation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Google Stadia and PC devices.
The player, according to Ubisoft officials, will have more room to run and breathe in Far Cry 6. There are numerous places to explore – beaches, forests, mountains, and a major bustling city called Esperanza. The game will have an open world setting where the player’s choices will decide the outcome, just like any other Far Cry game that came before it. To top it all off, Far Cry 6 will have the same mode of combat – the player gets to choose whether he wants to become a silent and stealthy killer or go for an all-out assault mode while dealing with the enemies.
Esposito claims Castillo is “Not the Bad Guy”
Far Cry 4 and 5 had villains that were classic, hovering on the pitch black area of morality. But Anton Castillo will break the mold. Giancarlo Esposito claims that the character he is playing is not actually a villain. His actions are somewhat justified because in the end, he is trying to do good for his people (but with the wrong methods of course). This is the first time in a long while we see a truly morally grey antagonist in the Far Cry franchise.
4 editions to the Game exist. The Standard Edition will cost a gamer $60. Players who opt for the Season Pass will get the Gold Edition at $110. The $120 Version is the Ultimate Edition, holding the Jungle Expedition Pack, the Vice Pack, and the Croc Hunter Pack. The costliest edition is the $200 version which is the Collector’s Edition, which comes with replica merchandise and collectibles as well as an original soundtrack of the game.