Far Cry 6 Launches February 2021 for Xbox Series X, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia

Far Cry 6 Launches February 2021 for Xbox Series X, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 August 2020 / 1,369 Views

Following a leak last week, Ubisoft has officially unveiled Far Cry 6 with a pair of cinematic trailers.

Far Cry 6 will launch on February 18, 2021 for the Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC via The Epic Games Store and UPlay, and Google Stadia. The game will support a free upgrade from the PS4 and Xbox One to the next generation versions. 

"I think the beauty of working on Far Cry is that every game is really its own context, its own world," narrative director Navid Khavari told GameSpot. "You have little threads that carry forward from previous games, but for us when coming up with this game, we were excited to really just dive in and tell a story about a guerilla revolution on this massive island with its own capital city.

"So I think once we dialed in to the idea of wanting to tell this story about guerrilla revolution, everything sort of flowed from that. And the idea is really with Far Cry, like I said, it's the reason why, honestly, I've worked on so many is that every game is almost a fresh opportunity to try something new."

View the cinematic title sequence trailer below:

View the world premiere cinematic trailer below:

View an interview with Giancarlo Esposito, who plays plays Antón Castillo, the ruthless dictator of the fictional island nation of Yara, below:

Here is an overview of the game:

In Far Cry 6, players are immersed in the adrenaline-filled, chaotic world of a modern-day guerrilla revolution. Welcome to Yara, a tropical paradise frozen in time. As dictator of Yara, Anton Castillo is intent on restoring his nation back to its former glory by any means, with his son, Diego, following in his bloody footsteps. Become a guerrilla fighter and burn their regime to the ground.

As Dani Rojas (playable as a female or male character), you will help stoke the fires of revolution through guerrilla warfare across the island of Yara, from verdant jungles to the urban streets of the capital city, Esperanza. You’ll use a powerful array of weapons and vehicles, and build a network of allies to fight alongside you, including Fangs for Hire like Chorizo, the dangerously distracting wiener dog. As President Castillo prepares his son Diego, played by Anthony Gonzalez (“Coco”), to succeed him, you will do all you can to ensure his plans don’t come to fruition.

The game will have multiple editions available:

  • Standard Edition: The base game.
  • Gold Edition: Base game and season pass.
  • Ultimate Edition: All previous content including the Jungle Expedition pack, the Croc Hunter pack, and Vice Pack bonus DLC.
  • The Collector's Edition: Box set with includes the ultimate edition, a steelbook case, 64-page artbook, stickers, a Chorizo keyring, a soundtrack, map of Yara, and a 72cm display model of the "Tostador" flamethrower from the game (assembly required).

Key Features:

  • IGNITE THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM - Dive into a blockbuster experience as Dani Rojas, a local Yaran defending their country from a tyrant’s rule. Join the revolution to push back against the oppressive regime of dictator Anton Castillo and his teenage son Diego, brought to life by Hollywood stars Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian, Breaking Bad) and Anthony Gonzalez (Coco).
  • YARA TORN APART - For the first time in Far Cry, experience a sprawling capital city: Esperanza, the most expansive Far Cry playground to date. Take down Anton in the seat of his power by staying hidden or engaging Anton’s army in an all-out firefight in the streets. From taking the reins of a horse to commandeering a tank, choose your favorite ride to fight against the regime or to just travel Yara in style.
  • BECOME A GUERRILLA - Jump into the action and chaos of guerrilla combat at the heart of a revolution. Employ an arsenal of unique and surprising new weapons, vehicles, and animal companions in a fight against an unyielding military regime. No guerrilla should go it alone, so pair up with an all-new animal companion like Chorizo, the adorable wiener dog who’s as cute as he is lethal.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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JRPGfan (on 13 July 2020)

Love his acting skills.... hopefully this is good for Far cry.

DonFerrari (on 13 July 2020)

Far Cry isn't a game that gets me excited, but I liked 3 and 4.

heavenmercenary01 (on 12 July 2020)

Yeah, so it's there on the stadia and not on the switch. I still don't believe that after all those years and despite the switch proving its ability to run high quality demanding games, and selling as hell, third parties are literally throwing up at the switch like a mere rubbish and ignoring it at every major release. On the other hand Nintendo are doing nothing to gain their trust or to engage them at making exclusivities for the switch. Worst, they are doing nothing internally to strengthen their first party library. third party switch games lacked quality, even some of the switch exclusivities. Nintendo's strategy is seriously worrying me.

ArchangelMadzz (on 12 July 2020)

Base Xbox One (and even PS4) is probably gonna have a hard time with this. Trying to get this game to run in Switch portable mode would've been a monumental task.

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Ljink96 (on 12 July 2020)

I mean, if Nintendo's driving force was 3rd party multiplats then I'd be worried. But Nintendo has broken records thus far running on unmatched 1st party software, Indie support, Japanese 3rd Party, and the odd western 3rd party support here and there. Nintendo isn't Sony or Microsoft or Google. They're making that clear. They're the alternative or compliment to other hardware. These games aren't worth porting to the Switch. Not only are they really taxing on the hardware, they don't particularly sell all that well. I get it, nobody wants to whittle down games just to run poorly on Switch. I totally get why high profile developers are skipping it, but Switch's success hinges on a lot of things not just 3rd Party support.

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Podings (on 13 July 2020)

I could well be wrong here, but I imagine this is a case where the big publishers with their own distribution platforms are likely to have attempted pressuring Nintendo on two particular fronts:
- "We want to pay LESS than 30% in sales royalties, and we're good for it because our games cost a lot and sell a lot."
- "We want to demand from players that they create user profiles with us, in order to play our games."
Finally, I imagine Nintendo's reply to have been "We don't need you".

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DonFerrari (on 13 July 2020)

Look at the port difficult and result on Stadia (basically a PC) and Switch, look at the sales... well now I know why they won't do it.

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