A Far Cry 6 "Game of the Year" edition has leaked online

For some reason, Ubisoft thinks that their latest Far Cry game is a Game of the Year award nominee.

Hazelight Studios' endearing indie title, It Takes Two, won the Game of the Year award last year after beating equally deserving nominees like Metroid Dread, Deathloop, Psychonauts 2, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Resident Evil Village. However, it appears Ubisoft would like audiences to believe that Far Cry 6 was part of that elite list.

It's interesting that Far Cry 6 is getting the "Game of the Year" edition when many don't really think highly of it at all.

According to Aggiornamenti Lumia on Twitter, the Xbox database might have leaked info of a possible "Game of the Year" edition for Far Cry 6. The trusted industry insider also claims that Far Cry 6's incoming edition will launch along an expansion, "Lost Between Worlds".

If true, this would mark the first time that Ubisoft will release a "Game of the Year" edition for a Far Cry game.

Far Cry 6 came out last October to minimal fanfare and even caught the ire of PETA due to its inclusion of cockfighting, but it did have its fair share of memorable moments. For example, critics loved its villain, Anton Castillo, who was portrayed by none other than Giancarlo Esposito. Ubisoft also released a Season Pass for the game that let you play as previous villains like Vaas Montenegro, Pagan Min, and Joseph Seed.

Perhaps Ubisoft is thinking that it could apply the same tactic from Assassin's Creed Valhalla to Far Cry 6. The latest Assassin's Creed game received support for two years, getting Dawn of Ragnarok earlier this year and a free story DLC at an undetermined date after last year's pair of DLCs.

After all, Ubisoft declared in an earnings report in May that Far Cry 6 is behind the franchise's best year ever. It only makes sense for Ubisoft to try and support Far Cry 6 for a little while longer if only to tide audiences over until the next Far Cry game comes out years from now.

It looks like Ubisoft wants to see if it can apply to Far Cry the same thing that it did to Assassin's Creed.

Some believe that Ubisoft will hold another Forward showcase later this year where it will reveal some of the games that weren't included but were part of the company's leaked list of in-development projects.

Ubisoft is currently preparing to launch Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope and Skull & Bones on October 20 and November 8, respectively.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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