Sunday, July 12th 2020

Ubisoft Formally Announces Far Cry 6 - Paradise Has a Price

"Our country is like this grenade… you must clutch our people nice and tight or we all go boom." - Antón Castillo. Today during Ubisoft Forward, Ubisoft announced that Far Cry 6 is currently in development and will release February 18, 2021 on Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Stadia and the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store on Windows PC, as well as on UPLAY+, the Ubisoft subscription service.

With performances from renowned actor and Emmy Award Nominee Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul, The Boys, The Mandalorian) joined by Anthony Gonzalez (Coco), a score created by film and television composer Pedro Bromfman (Narcos), and an opening sequence directed by Emmy Award winner Patrick Clair (Westworld, True Detective), Far Cry 6 brings in Hollywood-calibre talent to bolster the narrative experience.
Developed by Ubisoft Toronto, Far Cry 6 plunges players into the heart of a modern-day guerrilla revolution set in Yara, a tropical paradise frozen in time. President Antón Castillo (Esposito) vows to restore his country to its former glory while grooming his son Diego (Gonzalez) to follow in his footsteps. Yet paradise has a price, and enriching his country means subjugating those who don't adhere to his vision. In this island nation in turmoil, players will experience the adrenaline and chaos of guerrilla combat as they are swept up in a revolutionary movement to take down a tyrant.

"Powerful and complex antagonists are part of Far Cry's DNA, so right from the beginning we knew we had to raise the bar for who these characters could be and how they would come to life," said Navid Khavari, Narrative Director, Ubisoft Toronto. "Working with such an amazing roster of talent, including the one and only Giancarlo Esposito, and seeing how they embody our antagonists as terrifying but also deeply complex human characters has been an unbelievable experience that I can't wait to share with our fans."

Players will be able to play as either male or female Dani Rojas, a local Yaran swept up in a revolution against Antón Castillo. As Dani, players will become a guerrilla fighter and explore and unite an entire island nation, from lush jungles to Yara's capital city Esperanza. To succeed against the overwhelming power of Antón's regime, players will need to be resourceful as they employ an arsenal of unique new weapons, vehicles and Fangs For Hire like Chorizo, the cutest wiener dog on wheels.


Ubisoft also announced that Gold, Ultimate and Collector's Editions for Far Cry 6 will be available for pre-order:
  • The Gold Edition will include the base game and the Season Pass.
  • The Ultimate Edition will include the base game, the Season Pass, and the Ultimate pack, which includes Jungle Expedition pack, the Croc Hunter pack, and the Vice pack.
  • The Collector's Edition will include the base game, Season Pass, the Ultimate pack, a high-end display model of "Tostador", the flamethrower from the game (7 parts to be assembled, length: 72 cm), a "How to Assemble" one-pager artwork illustrated by famous artist Tobatron, a unique Collector's Case based on Tobatron's iconic art style, an exclusive Steelbook, a 64-page Artbook, a set of 10 stickers, a Chorizo keyring, a map and a selected Soundtrack of the Game.
Fans who pre-order Far Cry 6 will get access to the Libertad Pack which includes the "Libertad Outfit" for Chorizo and the state-of-the-art "Discos Locos", a weaponized disc launcher that will make enemies dance on their own graves.

Fans who purchase Far Cry 6 on Xbox One or PlayStation 4 will be able to upgrade their version on a next-gen platform at no additional cost after the launch of Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.
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13 Comments on Ubisoft Formally Announces Far Cry 6 - Paradise Has a Price

#1
ZoneDymo
Giancarlo Esposito in it is fantastic, love that actor.
But man that trailer was preeeeetty cringy to me
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#2
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
So its a hollywood shooter now?

waiting till i see a trailer of actual game footage before i make up my mind.
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#3
altcapwn
Season Pass doesn't mean anything if you release a version with season pass and additionnal pack not included in the season pass because they're not DLC but content pack...?!
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#4
Splinterdog
"Our country is like this grenade… you must clutch our people nice and tight or we all go boom."
Which is a bit like living under the current populist regime in Argentina or even Venezuela, right now. Very much a trope for Central and South American banana republics a la Bananas from Woody Allen, but with fangs.
Expect more of the same mechanics like capturing strongholds, but I think I'll wait until some actual gameplay is released.
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#5
Solid State Soul ( SSS )
Setting looks interisting, just hopfully it offers something new this time like game play improvments
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#6
Vayra86
No way, a revolution, a rebel group, and you're the guy in the front of it all?

Such original, much story
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#7
Kohl Baas
Guys, you just can't be satisfied. You're bored if nothing is changed and enraged about not being the part of a series if too much is changed...

Can't we just have the compromise of playing the series as long as we like and move along when we got enough of it?
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#8
Razrback16
Definitely not buying a copy of this one after how bad FC5's story was.
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Kohl Baas
Razrback16
Definitely not buying a copy of this one after how bad FC5's story was.
What was wrong with it? FC5 was the first in the series where the Antagonist was actually right.
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#10
Firedrops
oh boy here we go climbing 400 towers, collecting 'power orbs' every 20 seconds, and getting raped by honey badgers again!
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Splinterdog
Kohl Baas
Guys, you just can't be satisfied. You're bored if nothing is changed and enraged about not being the part of a series if too much is changed...

Can't we just have the compromise of playing the series as long as we like and move along when we got enough of it?
Pardon me, but if we don't criticise, nothing will ever change. Whilst I enjoyed FC5 and am having fun with New Dawn, the game mechanic does need a makeover and not just the same old capture the flag routine in FC6.
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#12
ThrashZone
Hi,
Pass just look outside if you want to see snow flacks gone wild.
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#13
Razrback16
Kohl Baas
What was wrong with it? FC5 was the first in the series where the Antagonist was actually right.
My key issues with the storyline were two-fold - 1.) The capture mechanic - done properly it could have been really neat, but the way they did it made it feel like the enemy faction had an "I Win" button they just pressed throughout the game, making what my character was doing feel completely pointless. And 2.) Regardless of whether he was right or wrong on his overarching theory, the way he and his group went about everything was absolutely wrong and they deserved to die for it - not allowing you to kill him at the end was a terrible route to take. They tried to rectify this screwup in Far Cry New Dawn but not many people bought it after how bad FC5 was.

Oh and also don't forget that Pagan Min was actually right about some things in FC4 - but like Joseph Seed, was pretty misguided in how he went about things. But at least in FC4 they let you kill Pagan if you want to and don't make you feel like you failed at the end of the game.
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