Ubisoft unveiled the first trailer for Far Cry 6 at its Ubisoft Forward event, announcing that the new installment in the popular series will debut on February 18, 2021.
Word of the game had leaked on the the internet, but the launch date was new. The game features actor Giancarlo Esposito, a veteran of shows such as Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad. The trailer shows a young kid in a presidential palace painting a model car, while the same car burns in the streets as protestors surround the palace and lob fire bombs at the police.
Esposito takes the hands of his son, places a grenade in it, and pulls the plug. The kid’s eyes go wide as Esposito asks the kid to follow him to the roof. As they look down on the crowd, Esposito makes a speech about how he’ll be presidente some day and that the people will attack him and call him a monster. And he asks the boy, “Are you a monster?” And he leaves him to decide whether to throw the grenade down at the crowd. The trailer closes before the boy decides what to do.
The video shows the pretty environments and some of the things you can do in the game. But, yep, this is a very Far Cry kind of game. Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft, said the trailer would end the Ubisoft Forward event, but the company would show more games at another Forward in the future.