Far Cry 6’s Release Date May Have Been Leaked By Microsoft

The release date for Far Cry 6 appears to have been confirmed as May 26, 2021, according to a leak via the game’s page on the Microsoft Store. In case the listing is taken down, we’ve grabbed a screenshot of the page, seen further down.

The listing features an option to pre-order the sixth installment of Ubisoft’s long-running franchise for $59.99. According to the game’s description, pre-ordering will grant players a “Discos Locos weapon” and “Chorizo skin.” 

While it appears Far Cry 6 is currently only available on the Xbox One, the listing states that the game is optimized for the Xbox Series X and S, featuring 4K Ultra HD, Smart Delivery, and Online Co-op and multiplayer modes.

Far Cry 6 Microsoft Page.
Far Cry 6 Microsoft Page. (Pic: Matt Bailey).

As previously reported, Ubisoft confirmed in April that Far Cry 6’s initial release, February 18, 2021, was delayed into April 2021, following its announcement during July’s Ubisoft Forward Event. If this leak is accurate, then it appears that another delay will be announced.

In a statement from Ubisoft, the delay of both Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine would allow the company “to leverage their full potential in the context of production challenges caused by COVID-19.”

Far Cry 6 is set in a tropical paradise called Yara, described as an “adrenaline-filled world of a modern-day guerrilla revolution.” 

Ruled by Anton Castillo, (Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito), Yara’s ruthless dictator is “intent on restoring his nation back to its former glory by any means, with his son, Diego, following in his bloody footsteps.”

Players take control of Dani Rojas, a Yaran native turned guerrilla fighter who will fight against Anton’s army throughout the “largest Far Cry playground to date”, from beaches, jungles, and the capital city of Yara, Esperanza. 

Upon its eventual launch, Far Cry 6 is set to arrive on the PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC at some point in 2021. 

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