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Far Cry 6 has been delayed due to COVID-19

Published: 07:37, 30 October 2020
Far Cry 6 screenshot showing a gun a car and guards in a tropical setting
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During their latest earnings report, Ubisoft have officially confirmed that Far Cry 6 has been delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic. The game will now release sometime after March 2021.

Ubisoft's upcoming shooter Far Cry 6 was scheduled to release in February 2020 but sadly, that will no longer be the case as the game has been pushed back due to COVID-19 pandemic, the publisher officially announced during their latest earnings report.

At the moment, there is no specific release date for Far Cry 6 but Ubisoft said that the game will release before the end of next fiscal year, meaning it's coming sometime between April 2021 and March 2022. We doubt it will be 2022 though but a safe bet would be Summer 2021. 

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"While we know you are all anxious to get your hands on Far Cry 6, we want to let you know that we've been given more time to allow us to make this the game you aspire to play while focusing on the well-being of our teams in this unprecedented global context. Our teams around the world are working in the studios and from their homes to pour their passion and creativity into making an unforgettable game= one we hope you will love," it's written in the announcement over on Far Cry Twitter page.

Ubisoft also confirmed that long-awaited Rainbow Six spin-off Quarantine has also been delayed. Quarantine did not have a release date prior to the delay.

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All in all, delays in the gaming industry are becoming pretty standard stuff in 2020, which saw three Cyberpunk 2077 delays, Halo Infinite delay and many more. Hopefully, the trend won't continue in 2021 but of course, the well-being of developers is all that matters in these dark times.

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