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Twitter reacts to the Far Cry 6 leak

It's seems like it's now official: Far Cry 6 is coming. Unfortunately for Ubisoft, the publisher had nothing to do with us finding out about the new game. In a listing that seems to have since been deleted, the Hong Kong PlayStation Store shared cover art and details for the upcoming sixth main entry in the Far Cry series. While there is still plenty of mystery surrounding the game's plot, the stuff we have learned is very exciting.

According to a report from GameSpot, the game was listed as releasing on February 18, 2021. The two main characters of the game will be Anton Castillo and his son Diego. Together, the pair will incite a violent revolution in the hopes of bringing peace to their native land. 

The cover art also seemingly reveals that Anton Castillo will be the lead villain of the game, and that he will be portrayed by actor Giancarlo Esposito. Anton Castillo is described by Eurogamer as "the dictator of Yara, a fictional country which looks heavily-inspired by Cuba." Esposito is probably best known for his roles in such TV shows as Breaking BadBetter Call Saul, and The Mandalorian. The actor usually plays suave villains, so it seems like this role will suit him perfectly. 

It's unclear if Esposito's character will begin the game as a hero, only to go down a dark path as the game progresses. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out, and if young Diego will turn out to be the true protagonist of the game.

Another interesting reveal from the leak is that Far Cry 6 will offer free next-gen upgrades when it drops in early 2020. As explained by GameSpot, "Far Cry 6 will launch on PS4 and PS5 and offer a free upgrade for digital purchases should you move from an older console to a newer one." This is great news for anyone who wants to dive into the new game but isn't quite ready to purchase a PlayStation 5 just yet.

Fans of the Far Cry franchise seem to be excited about the leak, at least if the responses on Twitter are anything to go by. In fact, some fans are already looking for clues regarding the story of the game. One fan pointed out a resemblance between the young man seen on the cover, Diego, and Vaas, the lead antagonist from Far Cry 3. There have been rumors for quite some time that Vaas would be making some kind of return in the latest installment of the series, so there's a chance that this game will show us the villain's origin story. It would also mean the return of another Better Call Saul actor to the franchise, as the adult Vaas is voiced by Michael Mando, who currently plays Nacho Varga on the Breaking Bad spin-off.

Others seem to be highly annoyed by the leak, with one person on Twitter commenting that this means there will be no surprises during Ubisoft's upcoming livestream show. It's highly likely that this reveal was being saved for next week's Ubisoft Forward event. That livestream is Ubisoft's answer to E3 and is expected to show off the publisher's upcoming slate of games, including Watch Dogs: Legion and Assassin's Creed: Valhalla. Not only that, but PC gamers who tune into Ubisoft Forward will receive a free download of Watch Dogs 2 for their troubles. 

There are also plenty of fans who just seem hyped about the upcoming game, sharing their hopes for the new Far Cry. One fan tweeted that they hoped the game was more like the earlier entries in the series. They wrote, "make the game feel more immersive, rich with detail, instead of the level based gameplay where enemies are bullet sponges."

Some folks were just excited to see Giancarlo Esposito in the game, being fans of his work. One fan excitedly wrote, "Better Call Saul, The Boys, and now this? 2020 is the year of Giancarlo Esposito, and I'm here for it."

While it definitely wasn't originally in the cards for Ubisoft, this leak probably hasn't drastically changed Ubisoft's marketing plans for Far Cry 6. At the very least, Ubisoft can now see how excited people are about the prospect of a new Far Cry game. Again, the reveal of the cover art and a few plot details doesn't mean that everything about the new game has been spoiled. Hopefully we'll get to see at least a trailer for the upcoming sequel when the Ubisoft Forward event goes live on July 12.