With little information on the eagerly-anticipated release of Far Cry 6, recent rumor has shed some much-needed light on the upcoming title.
Ubisoft’s recent Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla announcement excited fans with its gritty gameplay trailer, but news surrounding the Far Cry series has been rather non-existent. The last instalment came out in 2018, and saw players take on the role of an unnamed junior Deputy who must investigate religious cult in the fictional Hope County.
Far Cry 5 proved to be a major success. However, its North American setting failed to capture the mystery and wonder of the series’ previous island adventures. A recent report from GameReactor.dk states that Far Cry 6 will be ditching the United States altogether.
Far Cry 6 release date
We saw a reveal for the game at Ubisoft Forward. This event was Ubisoft’s first digital conference and showcased exclusive game news and exciting reveals. The announcement stream took place July 12 on 12PM PDT/9PM CEST.
While the exact launch date for Far Cry 6 has yet to be revealed, the report claims we can expect to dive into the game’s “exotic location”. This means the title will be playable on next-gen consoles and PCs.
Far Cry 6 further delays
— Far Cry 6 (@FarCrygame) October 29, 2020
On October 29th, the Far Cry 6 team spoke out about their decision to delay the release. This was revealed during Ubisoft’s Quarterly earnings call, in which both Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine have been delayed due to COVID-19. This was due to the further issues faced with working from home in game development. The games are now expected to release sometime after April 1, 2021 in the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year.
The return of Vaas?
Following his recent Reddit AMA, Michael Mando, the voice actor behind Far Cry 3’s terrifying antagonist Vaas Montenegro outlined his thoughts on the character as well as hinting at the possibility of the villain’s return.
Mando said: “Vaas is my spirit animal – having co-created that character is something that will always be dear to me. I still get recognized as Vaas, and I still feel the outpouring of love for that character – makes me very happy. Who knows… maybe I will reprise the role very soon?”
Like all rumours and potential teases, you should always take them with a pinch of salt. Make sure to check back for all the new info on Far Cry 6 as we get closer to release.