Far Cry recently ditched the exotic locale for a more familiar, North American setting. So what is the next step for the FPS game?
Here's what we know about Far Cry 6.
Far Cry 6 Leaks - 10th July
Ruining the surprise of Ubisoft Forward somewhat, the Hong Kong PlayStation Store has leaked much of Far Cry 6's plot details.
Players will play as Dani Rojas, a guerilla fighter working against ruthless dictator Anton Castillo (Giancarlo Esposito) and his son.
The setting is a fictional country called Yara, described as a "tropical paradise frozen in time". Yara is said to be Ubisoft's biggest world ever.
Just like in Far Cry 5, players will be able to recruit companions.
Giancarlo Esposito Is In Far Cry 6 - 3rd July
According to reports, Giancarlo Esposito will feature in his first major video game role by appearing in Far Cry 6.
Despite being unannounced, the game is expected to be revealed at Ubisoft Forward later this month.
Esposito said the job got him into “a new style of acting.” “This video game I did, which is going to be huge. Can’t really mention,” he said.
What Is Far Cry 6?
Far Cry is an FPS franchise published by Ubisoft. The games don't tend to share a narrative but the recent games feature a large open world in a wilderness setting, forcing the player to hunt and craft to survive.
Before March 2021 is the rumoured release date for Far Cry 6.
There's no concrete date, but Ubisoft has confirmed an unannounced game is expected between January - March 2021.
According to a leak via the Hong Kong PlayStation Store, Far Cry 6 will be set in the fictional nation of Yara.
The game will likely release on the new PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles if it releases in early 2021.
We can also expect the PC to share in the glory via Uplay and can expect the PS4 and Xbox One to receive the game.
The Nintendo Switch, although unconfirmed, is likely to miss out on the offering.
We're expecting the game to retail for a similar price as most AAA titles - £49.99 or $59.99.
Ubisoft Forward will take place on the 12th July and other than the already announced games, a few unannounced titles are being teased.
Ubisoft has shifted its focus to its high-potential titles and is excited to release “five new AAA games in 2020-21.”
Three of these are Gods and Monsters, Rainbow Six Quarantine, and Watch Dogs: Legion and the other two will be released during the Q4 (January – March 2021) period.
One of these mystery titles is expected to be Far Cry 6, according to many rumours.
If this is the case, we can expect to see the first reveal trailer as well as confirmation of an estimated release date and what platforms this will launch on.
Whether we will get a gameplay demo or not is unknown and we would guess it's unlikely at this stage. The developers may speak very broadly about the game and their intentions, including the setting and the story, but it will be rather limited.
With two-player co-op being added in Far Cry 5, it's extremely unlikely that this feature will be removed going forward.
Co-op action was only available on an online basis, rather than local couch co-op; perhaps this will be changed in the new game?