News just in. The Far Cry 6 release date has been confirmed for the 18th February 2021.
It’s been a little while since the last game in the Ubisoft first person shooter series, so fans are started to look ahead at the prospect of the Far Cry 6 release date. While the game hasn’t officially been announced as of yet by Ubisoft, the reality is that the massive video games developer hasn’t really got many new titles that have been announced at the moment and we’ll probably have to wait for E3 2020 before the next set of announcements are made.
However, there are some good indicators that we can go on in terms of when to expect Far Cry 6 to come out with everything from the history of the series and the upcoming Ubisoft games that should release before it. When we factor everything together we should be able to Sherlock the shizzle out of it to get a good indication of when it will be arriving.Advertisement You can check out the wingsuit action for FC5 to see where the main series left off or check out the Far Cry website for more details at https://far-cry.ubisoft.com/game/en-gb/home.
History of the Far Cry series
The very first Far Cry came out back in 2004 on PC and the sequel didn’t come out until 2008 with a number of console ports of the original in between the two. Far Cry 3 arrived in 2012 and 4 was released two years later. Far Cry Primal took the concept back to the cave men in 2016 and then 5 came out on PC, PS4 and Xbox ONE in 2018.Advertisement However, the last game in the series is Far Cry New Dawn, which was a sort of spin-off sequel to 5, that retained some of the same characters, story progression and location. It only came out in January 2019, but it didn’t do as well as it’s predecessor, so it’s bound to have an impact on when FC6 will be coming out.
What other Ubisoft releases could be in the way of Far Cry 6?
At the moment, there are only two games that have definitely been confirmed by Ubisoft. The first of these is Gods And Monsters, which was initially scheduled to come out in February 2020, but then got put back to Q3/4. It was a similar case with the second game Watch Dogs: Legion, which was initially set to release in March 2020. Its now earmarked for the end of the year too, which doesn’t really leave all that much room for many more Ubisoft titles this year.
There are a few rumoured titles though with Assassin’s Creed Valkyrie maybe coming out in winter 2020, but we’ll have to wait for E3 to get confirmation of what’s happening next for the AC franchise. There’s also a rumour there’s a Splinter Cell game in development with the prospect of a 2020 launch, but that’s much flimsier than the ACV title.
What does that mean for the Far Cry 6 release date?Advertisement The biggest gap between core title release dates is 4 years, so we’re thinking that worst case scenario we’re looking at 2022, some two years away. The only exception to that rule was 4, which came out just a couple of years after 3, but then there wasn’t any spin-off sequel a year later to muddy the water.
With the roster fairly busy in 2020 for Ubisoft, with the likes of Gods And Monsters, Watch Dogs: Legion and Assassin’s Creed Valkyrie on the cards, it looks like 2021 is the earliest Far Cry 6 could get a release date. However, with the memory of New Dawn it’s probably going to be more likely 2022. The only proviso is the possibility of a Primal sequel, which has been a long standing rumour.