Ahead of Ubisoft’s E3 show, the French publisher is letting a few bullets out of the chamber to whet the appetite of expectant fans. For those looking for Far Cry 6 news, they won’t have to wait much longer, as Ubisoft plans to stream the first gameplay of the newest game in the long-running series on May 28 at 9:30 AM PDT.
Far Cry 6 was originally intended to release in February of this year as part of Ubisoft’s launch window slate for new consoles in addition to the older versions. In October, however, the company announced that the game would be delayed to later in 2021, citing the ongoing COVID pandemic as the primary reason for the delay.
In February 2021, Ubisoft dated Far Cry 6 for a September 30 release date, but had been relatively quiet overall since the game’s reveal a year ago. This is all a roundabout way of saying, hey, Far Cry 6 gameplay this week! It’s been a while!
I’m hoping against hope that the game does not closely adhere to its predecessors and stretches its wings a bit more, but it’s hard to define what the core tenets of Far Cry actually are now and what they would still be once changed. For a game about revolutions, it would certainly be appropriate for Far Cry 6 to be a revolution for the series, but we’ll have to wait at least a few more days to find out.