Far Cry 6 Release Date Allegedly Leaked, May Launch in May 2021

The release date of Far Cry 6 may have been leaked. May 26, 2021, as the new launch date for the next Far Cry title, produced by Ubisoft Toronto, which is also behind the 2018 Far Cry 5 and the latest Watch Dogs: Legion, is displayed in the Microsoft Store. This could be unintended or a placeholder, but this wouldn’t be the first time that the release date for an upcoming game was given away by Microsoft Shop. Gadgets 360 has reached out for comment to Ubisoft and if we hear back, we will update this post.

Ubisoft Toronto has been working on Far Cry 6 for four years, and the game was formally revealed back in July at a Ubisoft Forward event with a release date of February 2021. But then, in late October, on the day of the launch of Watch Dogs: Legion, Ubisoft said that due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that had affected the development of the game, it was delaying Far Cry 6. If the new release date of May 2021 is indeed right, it will only mean a delay of three months for Far Cry 6.

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Far Cry 6 Microsoft Store listing with new May 2021 release date leak
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As the tyrant “El Presidente,” Antón Castillo, who governs the fictional Caribbean island of Yara and grooms his son and heir Diego (Anthony Gonzalez, from Pixar’s Coco) as the future king, Giancarlo Esposito lends his face and voice to Far Cry 6. You play Dani Rojas as a resistance soldier, man or woman, up to you who is part of a revolt to overthrow the dictatorship of Castillo. It is a parallel to the Cuban Revolution, where the military dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown by Fidel Castro.

Ubisoft Toronto researched the Cuban Revolution to construct the plot and look of Far Cry 6, with narrative director Navid Khavari spending a month talking to real-life Cubans on the Caribbean island.

Far Cry 6 may be released through Ubisoft+, Ubisoft Store, and Epic Games Store on May 26, 2021, on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, Stadia, Luna, and PC. Available for pre-order, Far Cry 6 costs Rs. 3,999 for consoles, EUR 60 for Ubisoft Store (about Rs. 5,280), and $44 for Epic (about Rs. 3,300).