Far Cry 6 gameplay will be revealed on Friday

Far Cry 6, the upcoming new addition to Ubisoft's long-running open-world shooter series, is set in the fictional Caribbean nation of Yara, whose people are up in arms against its ruler, Antón Castillo, portrayed by Giancarlo Esposito. You, as a revolutionary named Dani Rojas, will join in the uprising, aided by a weiner dog in a wheelchair named Chorizo. That's not particularly relevant to a broad narrative overview, but come on, just look at this little guy.

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In terms of actual gameplay, Far Cry 6 remains something of a mystery, but we'll get our first proper look at it on Friday, May 28, in a livestream set to begin at 9:30 am PT/12:30 pm ET. Far Cry's basic loop is pretty well established at this point, but Ubisoft has suggested that a focus on verticality in Yara's capital city of Esperanza "is a complete game-changer," and maybe even a bit Assassin's Creed-like.

"Being able to run across rooftops, use back alleys, fight against some of the toughest opponents in the game in this setting, I think is really unique and fresh," narrative director Navid Khavari said in 2020. "And it completely changes the way the game feels."

I'm looking forward to seeing whether Far Cry 6 actually changes things up meaningfully, but I'm a little surprised that Ubisoft is going to serve it up on Friday—that's just two weeks before its big E3-style Ubisoft Forward showcase event, which is set for June 12. Maybe that means we shouldn't set our expectations for this reveal too high.

A release date for Far Cry 6 hasn't been revealed, but it's expected to be out later this year.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.