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We expected to see this at the weekend, not today (Pic: Ubisoft) Update: Ubisoft has confirmed that the leak is real, by releasing a teaser on Twitter with what is the first official footage of Giancarlo Esposito in action. There's no gameplay in the clip but it does confirm that the game's official reveal will be at the Ubisoft Forward event on Sunday, starting from 8pm. pic.twitter.com/SCNvo0qB1R — Ubisoft_UK (@Ubisoft_UK) July 10, 2020 Original: Far Cry 6 has been leaked by the Hong Kong PlayStation Store, confirming previously leaked details and a release date. It was already widely expected that Ubisoft would announce Far Cry 6 at its upcoming E3 replacement, Ubisoft Forward, this weekend. Unfortunately for Ubisoft, the game was leaked earlier today via the Hong Kong PlayStation Store, confirming a number of details about the game, including a release date.
The listing has since been deleted, but a user on ResetEra was able to grab an image of it and provide a rough translation on the details provided. First of all, as you may have noticed already, it confirms a previous leak which claimed that Breaking Bad actor Giancarlo Esposito would be playing a character, which turns out to be the main villain, Anton Castillo. It also confirms another leak that the game wouldn't be set in America. Instead, it will take place in the fictional country of Yara, which is described as a 'tropical paradise frozen in time.' Castillo is Yara's ruthless dictator and you play as Dani Rojas, who seeks to overthrow Castillo and liberate the country. The listing advertises Yara as 'the largest Far Cry playground to date' and that you will be able to use makeshift weapons, vehicles, and the returning animal companions feature, which have been renamed to amigos.
The Google translation is a bit rough but you can get the gist of it (Pic: PlayStation Store) While we can probably expect it to come to other platforms, this listing does confirm that the game will come to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on 18 February. Also, anyone who purchases a digital copy of the PlayStation 4 game is entitled to a free PlayStation 5 copy too. It doesn't clarify if those who buy physical copies will be given a similar offer, but it seems likely that they will. At the very least, all will be made more abundantly clear this weekend when Ubisoft provides official details itself. Ubisoft Forward will take place on Sunday 12 July at 8pm. Email [email protected], leave a comment below, and follow us on Twitter. MORE: Watch Dogs 2 is free on PC if you watch Ubisoft Forward on Sunday MORE: Ubisoft's Hyper Scape battle royale is already Twitch hit MORE: Ubisoft responds to sexual harassment allegations: 'we have fallen short' Follow Metro Gaming on Twitter and email us at [email protected] For more stories like this, check our Gaming page. After leaking via a since-pulled PlayStation Store listing, Far Cry 6 has officially been announced. According to teasers released online, the game will receive a full reveal during the Ubisoft Forward showcase on July 12. The latest instalment is set to see the player take on antagonist Anton, played by Giancarlo Esposito, who is best known for playing Gus Fring in Breaking Bad. The short teaser shows the character model of Anton with the tagline "Anton would not be pleased." You can check out the announcement below. Anton would not be pleased. See you on Sunday at #UbiForward. pic.twitter.com/HieToJzDxp — Far Cry (@FarCrygame) July 10, 2020 Ubisoft's decision to announce Far Cry 6 ahead of the event on Sunday follows leaks that brought the game to light, alongside an array of leaked gameplay details. The PlayStation Store listing arrived along with a full description of the game, which read: "Welcome to Yara, a tropical paradise frozen in time. As the dictator of Yara, Anton Castillo is intent on restoring his nation back to its former glory by any means, with his son, Diego, following in his bloody footsteps. Their ruthless oppression has ignited a revolution." Further gameplay details were revealed, stating that you will play as guerrilla fighter Dani Rojas, inside "the largest Far Cry playground to date across jungles, beaches and Esperanza the capital city of Yara." Players will also be able to "employ makeshift weapons, vehicles, and Amigos, the new Fangs for Hire to burn the tyrannical regime to the ground." Advertisement According to the store listing, Far Cry 6 will be a cross-gen title as a disclaimer states that those who purchase the game on PS4 will be able to upgrade to a PS5 version at no additional cost. Amongst a more in-depth look at Far Cry 6, the Ubisoft Forward event is set to cast further light on other titles such as Watch Dogs: Legion and Hyper Scape. Additionally, further news and reveals are expected to be made throughout the show. Microsoft will also be hosting its own event later this month with the Xbox Games Showcase. The stream will give viewers a first look at upcoming titles including Halo Infinite and Psychonauts 2. Rumours of other titles have also been circulating including a new entry into the Fable series by developer Playground Games.