Ubisoft® announced that Far Cry® 6 – Vaas: Insanity Original Game Soundtrack – Music by Will Bates is now available on digital platforms, accompanying the release of Vaas: Insanity, the first downloadable content episode for Far Cry 6. Pagan: Control and Joseph: Collapse – the upcoming downloadable content (DLC) episodes – as well as their respective soundtrack by Bates, will be released in 2022.
These three new soundtracks feature new music from Far Cry® 6’s newly released and forthcoming DLC content based on iconic villains from past entries in the franchise. Far Cry® 6 is now available worldwide on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, as well as Windows PC through the Ubisoft Store and the Epic Games Store. Players can also subscribe to Ubisoft+ on PC, Stadia* and Amazon Luna**.
Speaking on his work scoring for the first DLC, Vaas: Insanity, Will Bates said, “Scoring for Vaas was the perfect way for me to get into the Far Cry universe. A character who is constantly showing us ‘the definition of insanity’.” He went on to describe, “He’s unpredictable, unstable and just asking for bold musical choices. The score to Far Cry 3 served as inspiration for some of the choices in instrumentation but taken to a more extreme and twisted place for this DLC.”
Speaking about his experience working on all three DLCS, Will Bates continued, “I loved getting into the twisted minds of these characters, uncovering their darkest secrets and obsessions allowed me to pick from so many musical colors. I found myself writing rich musical passages and then taking a sledgehammer to them to build these sonic landscapes for the game. I love to experiment with unusual sounds, so this was such a fun project, and working with the Ubisoft team is always a pleasure.”
Developed by Ubisoft Toronto***, Far Cry 6 immerses players into the adrenaline-filled world of a modern-day guerrilla revolution set in Yara, a tropical paradise frozen in time in the heart of the Caribbean. Playing as local Yaran Dani Rojas, players will explore and entire island nation and join the revolution to liberate its people from the oppressive rule of dictator Antón Castillo and his teenage son Diego – brought to life by Hollywood stars Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian, Breaking Bad) and Anthony Gonzalez (Coco).
“It’s not every day that you get to write music for a volcanic cavern of molten lava that has an old ship floating in the air. This was one of the first cues we worked on and it set the stage for the experimental sonic textures in the game; manipulating synths through old amps, pulverizing a Hurdy Gurdy through all sorts of pedals; it took my assistant Erik Lutz and I quite a while to put the studio back together after those sessions!”
ABOUT WILL BATES
Will Bates is an award-winning composer, multi-instrumentalist and founder of Fall On Your Sword. He has composed original scores for a myriad of filmmakers including acclaimed directors Mike Cahill (Another Earth, I Origins), Alex Gibney (We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Zero Days), Ry Russo-Young (You Won’t Miss Me, Nobody Walks) and Fisher Stevens (Mission Blue, Bright Lights).
Bates has scored a number of television series: Golden Globe & Emmy-nominated Netflix series Unbelievable, SyFy’s hit The Magicians, Hulu’s The Path, Chance and The Looming Tower, Away for Netflix, as well as NBC’s Rise. Other projects include Sweetbitter on Starz, the George R.R. Martin series Nightflyers on Netflix, and the Hulu biographical documentary Hillary. Will’s recent features include Michael Tyburski’s The Sound of Silence, Mike Cahill’s Bliss, and Voyeurs directed by Michael Mohan. Upcoming features include Alex Gibney’s The Forever Prisoner.
As a solo artist and multi-instrumentalist, Bates has recorded and toured around the globe under the name of his own post-punk band The Rinse and has collaborated with Electric Six front-man Dick Valentine as The Evil Cowards. As a saxophonist, Bates has collaborated with legendary artists ranging from 60's icon Lulu to techno legend Marshall Jefferson. As a producer and composer, he has worked with a similarly diverse bunch including Mike Rutherford, Roy Ayers, Pussy Riot and Morcheeba's Skye Edwards. In 2007, Bates created the first of a series of videos under the name Fall On Your Sword. His videos quickly went viral on YouTube, racking up hits in the millions and an explosive FOYS live act soon followed. In 2009, Fall On Your Sword evolved into a music production company. Bates currently resides in Los Angeles, which is also the home of Fall On Your Sword’s west coast studio.
ABOUT FAR CRY® 6
Far Cry® 6 released worldwide on October 7 on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Stadia, Amazon Luna and for Windows PC exclusively on both the Epic Games Store and the Ubisoft Store. The game is also available on Ubisoft+*, Ubisoft’s subscription service. Set in Yara, a tropical paradise frozen in time in the heart of the Caribbean, players will experience the adrenaline rush and chaos of guerrilla combat as they join the revolution to liberate Yaran people from the oppressive rule of dictator Antón Castillo and his teenage son Diego – brought to life by Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian, Breaking Bad) and Anthony Gonzalez (Coco). Development for Far Cry 6 was led by Ubisoft Toronto**.
As local Yaran and military dropout Dani Rojas, players will be swept up in the guerrilla movement as the brutality of Antón’s rule reaches new heights and the fire of revolution ignites across the country. Players will be able to choose to play Dani as a woman or a man and will join forces with a colorful cast of characters, including Clara Garcia, the leader of revolutionary group Libertad, or Juan Cortez, a jaded ex-KGB spy and guerrilla master as they fight their way to take down the tyrant.
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