Far Cry 6 Lands Official Reveal Trailer (This Time In English)

Far Cry 6 has officially been revealed by Ubisoft, showing the first-ever look at the English trailer and confirming much of the leaked details.

July 12, 2020

A week ago we knew nearly nothing about what the Far Cry series would have in store for the next couple games. However, over the past few days, leaks and various mistakes have given away much of Far Cry 6‘s bang ahead of its planned Ubisoft Forward 2020 reveal. Even still, it’s hard not to get excited with the first (legitimate) look at the English trailer (starring Giancarlo Esposito), and some of the new details that emerged.

Debuting today during the digital Ubisoft Forward conference, we finally get a look at Far Cry 6 in the way that Ubisoft wanted us to see it. You can check out the full trailer below:

Along with the trailer, we learned a few important things (also confirming some of the data from the leak earlier this week). Buying the game for PS4 or Xbox One will allow for a free upgrade to the next-gen version “at no additional cost.” This includes a look at the stylistic opening:

What was this whole rumor situation? About a month ago, GameReactor leaked that Far Cry 6 would be revealed at Ubisoft Forward. After connecting a few dots from an interview, the rumor mill started turning that Giancarlo Esposito (Gustavo Fring from Breaking Bad) would be the eventual villain of Far Cry 6.

This and much more eventually were confirmed when Hong Kong’s PlayStation Store leaked information about the game, showing a cross-generational release for PS4 and PS5 on February 18, 2021. Seemingly taking place in Cuba, Esposito does indeed take the main antagonist spot as Anton Castillo — a fact that Ubisoft confirmed in a teaser later that day:

Since then, we’ve got some speculation about whether or not the game is a prequel to Far Cry 3 and another leaked trailer, however this is the first time we are getting the trailer in English.

In any case, Far Cry 6 is currently slated to launch on February 18, 2021 for PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. If you have taken a break from the series since the last big release, you have plenty of time to pick up and play its post-apocalyptic sequel Far Cry New Dawn physically on Amazon to help support DualShockers.

Lou Contaldi

Lou Contaldi specializes in both reviews and the business behind gaming. He began writing about tech and video games while getting his Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law. He is maybe the only gaming journo based in Nashville, TN.

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