Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Far Cry 6: Ubisoft delays its upcoming open-world shooter out of February 2021

Far Cry 6 is a new entry in Ubisoft’s flagship shooter franchise coming to current and next-generation consoles, and it’s set to stand out from previous titles with an ambitious new setting and Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito in the starring role. 

Here’s hoping the tried-and-true open-world formula will also be expanded upon, since it definitely needs expanding upon after seldom changing its tune since 2012. Trusted Reviews has compiled everything you need to know about Far Cry 6 including all the latest news, release date, gameplay and more. 

Related: Watch Dogs Legion Preview

Far Cry 6

Originally scheduled to launch in February 2021, Ubisoft has announced that Far Cry 6 has been pushed back to its fiscal year 2021 – 2022, meaning it could release at anytime between April 2021 and March 2022. We imagine it will arrive later next year, giving the development team a handful of extra months to refine and polish the experience.

As for platforms, is it still planned for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC and Stadia. That is an awfully large number of consoles to optimise for, so we can’t blame Ubisoft for needing extra time to ensure Far Cry 6 is the best it can be.

Far Cry 6 will take place on the fictional Caribbean Island of Yara, which has been heavily inspired by Cuba. It has been described as “the largest Far Cry playground to date” and a “tropical paradise frozen in time.” So this explains why a tyrannical regime has managed to emerge without the interference of wider civilization.

The island of Yara is controlled by a dictator known as Anton Costillo (portrayed by Giancarlo Esposito) who is raising his son, Diego, to follow in his tyrannical footsteps. He’s seen placing a grenade in Diego’s hands in the debut trailer before pulling the pin, trying to ingrain the cycle of chaos and power into his offspring at a young age.

Related: Best PS5 Games

Far Cry 6

Speaking to Variety, Esposito describes his villainous character as a leader “trying to empower the people to understand that they need strong leadership now,” while also failing to dispel an emergent revolution. He’s “trying to empower his son to take up his mantle and really embrace ideas that would allow him to see that soon he will probably be the next leader in this country,” the actor continues. 

You will play as a resistance fighter known as Dani Rojas, who is fighting for freedom and hopes to restore the country to its former glory. Players are able to select their gender at the start of the game, although it remains unclear whether the protagonist will be voiced this time around. 

We’ve compiled all the latest trailers for Far Cry 6 below, including a gorgeous opening cinematic inspired by prestige television. 

 

Those familiar with the franchise will be excited to learn that Far Cry 6 is once again a first-person shooter set across a vast location that players can navigate either on foot or with a variety of different vehicles. You’ll also be able to construct makeshift weapons and hire Amigos using the “Fangs for Hire” system. Co-operative multiplayer will also make a return. 

 

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have 9 million users a month around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.