Far Cry 6 has been delayed, according to Ubisoft. The sixth installment in the franchise was slated to release on February 18, 2021, but has now been pushed back to an unclear date in April 2021. Courtesy of a post from Daniel Ahmad (seen below), the news of the game’s delay surfaced as part of Ubisoft’s financial call on October 29.
According to a statement from Ubisoft, both Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine have been pushed back “to leverage their full potential in the context of production challenges caused by COVID-19.”
Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine will now release after April 2021 (and before March 2022). pic.twitter.com/g2mR3DGgzj
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) October 29, 2020
Far Cry 6 is based in the fictional country of Yara. Anton Castillo, the country’s president, is played by Giancarlo Esposito, best known for his recurring role as kingpin Gus Fring in Breaking Bad and it’s spin-off Better Call Saul. He was confirmed in the summer as the game’s central villain, with Anthony Gonzalez playing his son, Diego Castillo.
Judging by his appearance in a reveal trailer, Esposito is set to deliver a ruthless performance as the country’s leader. Presenting his son with a grenade, he removes the pin and has Diego follow him through the halls of a palace onto its roof. At the edge, they both watch the riot-torn streets far below, implying that the grenade represents the two key components of their country, the people, and Diego.
Far Cry 6 was due to release for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, PC, and Google Stadia, as announced during July’s Ubisoft Forward event.
In other Ubisoft news, the company recently announced its new Ubisoft Connect service, a replacement to uPlay and Ubisoft Club, described as an “ecosystem of players services for all Ubisoft games across all platforms.” The service will further support cross-play and cross-progression.
Ubisoft Connect releases on the same day as Watch Dogs Legion, which launched on October 29th across the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia. Legion will be a launch title for the Xbox Series X / S and PlayStation 5.