Far Cry 6 Rumoured To Be Revealed In July

The latest game in Ubisoft’s mega successful openworld first-person shooter franchise is rumoured to be unveiled at the company’s Ubisoft Forward event taking place next month. Allegedly, Far Cry 6 will be releasing before April 2021, and will deviate from the North American setting of 2018’s Far Cry 5.

far cry 6 announced cover imageComing from an article by German website GameReactor, Far Cry 6 will apparently be the fifth of Ubisoft’s five AAA games that they plan to release between March 2020 and April 2021. The other four we already know to be Watch Dogs: Legion, Rainbow Six Quarantine, Gods & Monsters, and Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla.

The article goes on to claim that Far Cry 6 will be officially revealed at Ubisoft Forward – which is a digital showcase acting as the French publisher’s answer to a lack of E3 in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will be held on July 12, 2020.

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Other than that, not many details are discussed about what the sixth entry in the series will be about. It does hint at the game returning to a more exotic location in response to players who were dissatisfied with the fictional North American setting of Hope County in Far Cry 5. With last year’s Far Cry: New Dawn receiving a lukewarm critical reception, mainly due to the game’s lack of originality, it would make sense for Ubisoft to be more experimental with their next game, which will almost certainly release on next-generation hardware.

Obviously, it’s important to take these rumours with a grain of salt. However, back in February, highly-respected games journalist Jason Schreier also reported that the final two Ubisoft games to be released in this 12-month window were to be Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry, with Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla getting officially announced in April. So, there is weight behind these claims, and Far Cry has been one of Ubisoft’s most valuable franchises for the last decade, meaning a new game for next-gen consoles is practically an inevitability.

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