Two major pieces of info regarding Far Cry 6 have been leaked and potentially confirmed. An accidental leak via the PlayStation Store in Hong Kong has revealed the release date of Far Cry 6 and the main villain. The listing, which has since been removed, appears to confirm a release date of February 18, 2021, on PlayStation 4 and 5.
The cover image for the game features Giancarlo Esposito and a young boy. Esposito will play the game’s villain, Gus Fring—I mean, Anton Castillo. Ubisoft then tweeted their own confirmation of Esposito’s involvement with a brief clip of the character along with the tweet, The tweet makes a veiled reference to the leak and confirms Far Cry 6 will be at Ubisoft’s game showcase this Sunday.
According to a translation of the now-deleted PlayStation store listing, the game will take place on the island of Yara, Anton Castillo is the dictator of the island, and the young boy in the image is apparently Castillo’s son, Diego, who is being groomed to follow his father’s footsteps. The protagonist is a local Yaran named Dani Rojas. Now for a little bit of speculation.
The island of Yara sounds a lot like the Far Cry universe’s version of Cuba. In the real world, Cuban culture has strong influences from the mid-20th century pop culture due to the revolution led by Fidel Castro in the late 1950s and the social and economic changes that followed.
The streets of Cuba today are filled with classic American cars from that era. Some might even say Cuba is to quote the game’s description of Yara, It’ll be interesting to see what other Cuban touchstones make it into the game if indeed that’s the style the developers are going for.
And let’s take a look at Castillo’s son, San Diego. Some have pointed out a physical similarity between Diego and Far Cry 3’s baddie, Vaas Montenegro. If true, it would make Far Cry 6 a prequel of sorts to that game, or at least an origin story for Vaas.
See that tiny scar on Diego’s right eyebrow? Vaas also has a scar, albeit a larger one, on his eyebrow. However, we’d like to point out the Vaas’ scar is on the other brow. Unless the cover art image for this PlayStation store listing was accidentally flipped, it’s unlikely that Diego is a young Vaas, despite Internet speculation.
Video Credits: IGN
The Far Cry designers probably just have a thing for eyebrow baldness. After seeing Michael Mando tear it up on Better Call Saul, we kind of do, too. We’ll find out if her wrong or right about any of this on Sunday. And for more speculation and analysis stay connected with us.