[Update: A full trailer for the game leaked ahead of the Ubisoft Forward event. It features pre-rendered visuals. We also learned the release date and platforms during the event.]
One of Ubisoft’s big reveals for its Ubisoft Forward event has already leaked, and now the company has produced a brief teaser for Far Cry 6 with a look at its big star. The short clip shows Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito smoking a cigarette, with a short message that we’ll see more to come at the event. We wouldn’t want to make Gustavo Fring angry, particulalry if he has a box cutter close at hand.
The leak revealed that Esposito will appear in Far Cry 6, which is supported by this tweet coming from the official Far Cry account. Far Cry 6 will take place in a tropical paradise called Yara, ruled over by the despotic Anton Castillo and his son Diego. Esposito appears likely to be playing Castillo.
This tweet appears to acknowledge the leak with a cheeky reference, saying “Anton would not be pleased.” And as those who have watched Breaking Bad or its spin-off Better Call Saul can attest, you don’t want to get on Esposito’s bad side. He also played a new Star Wars villain in the Disney+ series The Mandalorian.
The listing also revealed that Far Cry 6 will appear on both current and next-gen consoles, and offer a free upgrade path for digital purchases from PlayStation 4 to PS5, similar to Microsoft’s Smart Delivery on Xbox One to Xbox Series X. According to the leaked store listing, it’s scheduled for release on February 18, 2021. That would likely be a few months after the next-generation consoles arrive.
The Ubisoft Forward stream will take place tomorrow, July 12. We expect to see more from Far Cry 6 there, as well as other games like Watch Dogs: Legion and Hyper Scape
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