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Microsoft Store listing hints that Far Cry 6 will be released on 26 May 2021

Far Cry 6 could be released in May 2021
Far Cry 6 could be released in May 2021 (image via Ubisoft)
Far Cry 6 has a tentative release date of 26 May 2021, according to the game's Microsoft Store listing. Ubisoft is yet to announce its launch date officially after delaying it indefinitely. However, the Xbox Store is likely correct, as it accurately predicted many game launches earlier.
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2020 has been host to a ton of delays. Everything ranging from product launches to games has been pushed back or even cancelled. Games such as Cyberpunk 2077 have been postponed on several occasions. Ubisoft's Far Cry 6 was slated for an early 2021 release, but a subsequent announcement told us that it would be delayed indefinitely. However, the Microsoft Store may have given us a rough idea about when Far Cry 6 will be launched.

The Microsoft Store has pegged Far Cry 6's release date as 26 May 2021, despite the lack of confirmation by Ubisoft. The date may be a placeholder value and might get updated with the official one upon launch. Ubisoft's in-house portal Uplay lists the release date as 2021. The Epic Games Store also seems to be using a placeholder date of 31 December 2021. However, the Microsoft Store's estimate seems reasonable. It has accurately predicted several other titles' release date on many occasions.

If the 26 May launch date is correct, Far Cry 6 will be the first game in the franchise to be released mid-year. Its predecessors, Far Cry 5 and Far Cry Primal were launched early into the year. All the Far Cry games before that followed a November launch schedule, with the notable exception of the original Far Cry.

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Anil Satyanarayana, 2020-11-19 (Update: 2020-11-19)