Far Cry 6 Leaks Ahead of Ubisoft Forward

Far Cry 6 leaks ahead of Ubisoft Forward, complete with description, Far Cry 6 release date, and plans for PS5 Smart Delivery

Update: Far Cry 6 was officially revealed during the Ubisoft Forward event, confirming much of the information below. 

Ubisoft's Summer Game Fest event, Ubisoft Forward, goes live in just a few days, but we've already got an idea of at least one big announcement to expect: Far Cry 6 leaked on the Hong Kong PlayStation Store, complete with brief description and anticipated release date of February 18, 2021.

Portions of the game's description showed up on Twitter, with Eurogamer catching some of the more detailed bits.

As expected after his earlier tease, Giancarlo Esposito stars as Far Cry 6's villain Anton Castillo, the dictator of a fictional country called Yara. According to the description, captured by AlexRichards65 on Twitter, Castillo and his son Diego embark on a campaign to "restore the country to its former glory" and incite a revolution in the process.

Your goal as protagonist Dani Rojas is leading the guerilla war against the dictator, and, as Eurogamer's portion of the description says, you'll use makeshift weapons, networks of sympathizers to "burn the tyrannical regime to the ground."

All this political drama unfolds across Far Cry's biggest maps ever, with jungles, beaches, and a huge capital city called Esperanza.

While there's still no word on a PlayStation 5 version of Smart Delivery, it seems Ubisoft is following EA's lead and creating its own form of Smart Delivery for PS5.

If you buy the PS4 version of Far Cry 6, you can upgrade to the PS5 version "when available" at no extra cost, the same as Square Enix promised for Marvel's Avengers. It's not clear whether "when available" means Far Cry 6 Smart Delivery won't be implemented until a later date though.

We'll probably know a whole lot more after Ubisoft Forward, so stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Far Cry 6 news as it develops.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Jul. 13th 2020

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