It’s not the first time, and it won’t be the last that a store page online lets slip the planned release date of a game. This time around it’s the delayed Far Cry 6, with the Microsoft Store page claiming that the game will now be releasing on 26th May 2021.
Far Cry 6 will be out for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Google Stadia and Amazon Luna. As with Ubisoft’s other upcoming games, you will get free cross-generation ownership from Xbox One to Xbox Series X via Smart Delivery and from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5.
The game was officially announced back in July’s Ubisoft Forward event, initially with a release date set for February 2021. However, Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine were both delayed from this financial year in October, with Ubisoft citing the difficulties of working through the pandemic as the reasoning.
The game will feature Giancarlo Esposito, who’s best known for his role in Breaking Bad, as the main villain. He’s the dictatorial El Presidente of the war-torn tropical paradise of Yara. Esposito’s character, Anton Castillo, rules this land with an iron fist, attempting to restore it to its former glory as a guerrilla revolution rages in the modern day. He hopes that his son, Diego, will follow in his footsteps.
You obviously don’t play as either of these characters, but rather as Dani Rojas, a Yaran who’s rising up against the oppressive regime. The game also takes part in a city for the first time, with Esperanza providing an urban setting for the war to take in as you fight for territory and to depose Anton from his seat of power.
There’s plenty of weapons, vehicles and animal companions promised, but by far the best of them all is going to be Chorizo, a vicious little sausage dog!