Is Far Cry 6 a prequel to Far Cry 3?

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Vaas in the remastered version of Far Cry 3

Image: Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

News of the subsequent game within the Far Cry collection, Far Cry 6, leaked this morning. The game stars Giancarlo Esposito because the despotic ruler of a tropical paradise. If this premise sounds acquainted, it’s as a result of it jibes with the plot of most Far Cry games (the dinosaur scientist one not included). But to date all the main Far Cry games have been faraway from each other, with a brand new solid of characters for every entry. That might not be the case in Far Cry 6, not less than if some web sleuths find yourself being proper. Far Cry 6 may very well be a prequel to Far Cry 3, seeing the return of one of many franchise’s most memorable characters: Vaas.

The proof for Vaas showing in Far Cry 6 is extraordinarily restricted proper now however there are a couple of key prospects that time in that course.

The scar

The above tweet by Joe Skrebels of IGN highlights one of many extra convincing comparisons. The younger boy pictured is called Diego. He’s the son of Esposito’s Anton Castillo, who guidelines the tropical island of Yara. According to the official description of the game, Castillo is making an attempt to revive the “nation back to its former glory by any means, with his son, Diego, following in his bloody footsteps.”

The scar on each characters does line up, in order that’s a begin! But we’ve obtained an extended method to go. For one factor, Vaas has a canonical backstory that includes him having been born on Rook Islands, the setting of Far Cry 3, in 1985. There’s actually no point out of him leaving to reside on one other island together with his dictator poppa, earlier than coming again to Rook Islands and giving a speech in regards to the definition of insanity. So it’s doubtless there must be some retconning for this to be legit.

Frozen in time

This is rather less convincing, however price contemplating: The official description of the game describes the setting of Yara as “a tropical paradise frozen in time.” That could be a poetic method to describe the setting, however it could trace that “time” is a key issue right here. Specifically that completely different time durations are necessary and that Far Cry 6 could also be set previously, when Vaas was a teenager.

Actor associates!

The final potential piece of proof for now’s that Esposito and the actor who initially performed Vaas, Michael Mando, are presently on the identical present collectively, Better Call Saul. Actors work collectively on a regular basis, in fact, and it’s not like Ubisoft wanted Mando to shine a light-weight on the expertise of Esposito for them. But hey, price mentioning.

Speaking of Mando, the actor participated in a Reddit AMA two months in the past and the subject of Vaas really got here up. Here’s what he needed to say:

“Vaas is my spirit animal – having co-created that character is something that will always be dear to me. I still get recognized as Vaas, and I still feel the outpouring of love for that character – makes me very happy. Who knows… maybe I will reprise the role very soon? :p Thank you for watching xo”

Certainly a wink and nudge there, if ever there was one.

The verdict?

As of proper now, it’s too early to say something definitive about whether or not we’re seeing a younger Vaas on the field artwork of Far Cry 6. There could also be extra indicators throughout Ubisoft’s Forward press conference on July 12, however it’s additionally attainable we gained’t get a solution to this till the game really launches early subsequent 12 months.