The much-anticipated video game is expected to release sometime this year.
It's almost here, gamers! Far Cry 6 takes place in the fictional country of Yara. There are riots happening to oust evil dictator El Presidente from power, reports PC Gamer. As the trailer dropped for the new game, we get our first look at the main villain, Yara's dictator Antón Castillo, and his 13-year-old son Diego. As part of the game, you'll be fighting in a revolution against the rule of Castillo, who has been in power for 50 years.
The game is most likely to launch sometime in 2021 for PC, Stadia, the PS4, and PS5, and Xbox One and Xbox Series X. A Microsoft Store listing states that Far Cry 6 will launch on May 25, 2021. Ubisoft hasn't given the green signal for this date yet but it seems Microsoft Store dates published before official announcements have proven to be spot on. The game's original date of release was February 18th, 2021, but Ubisoft said the game will be released at a date later in the year. A new date hasn't been officially confirmed yet.
The trailer focuses on evil dictator Antón Castillo and his son Diego where the sinister father can be seen sharing a lesson with his son, saying that he will need to keep a tight hold on the people of Yara. He uses a live grenade as a tool in his evil lesson. As a player, you will need to fight against the dictator's rule. Ubisoft reportedly said that its writing team spent time in Cuba getting familiar with the island and meeting former guerrilla revolutionaries that influenced the game's story.
"When you're looking at something as complex as an island that's been essentially cut off from the rest of the world for 50 years, been in an economic downturn, electing this leader on the back of this idea of building a new paradise, the idea with Antón is he definitely lulled people into believing this was the only answer for them. That he was the one that was going to solve all their problems," narrative director Navid Khavari shared in an interview. "And so for us, it became super-interesting on the character side to explore the idea of, you know, there definitely were some people that voted for him, that believed in him, that now are regretting that choice; and there are those that still support him. The intersection of those demographics and worldviews and opinions is something that plays out in the story as well."
You will play a revolutionary named Dani Rojas. You can choose your gender, and accordingly, Dani will be voiced by either Sean Rey or Nisa Gunduz. Dani becomes involved with the two Castillos, we just don't know how yet. Khavari told Game Informer that "That triangle of characters between Antón, Diego, and Dani is absolutely crucial." Antón Castillo is played by Giancarlo Esposito of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul fame.