Far Cry 6 Isn’t Meant To Be A Political Statement About Cuba [VIDEO]

Although the island of Yara was inspired by Cuba, Far Cry 6‘s narrative director claims that the events that are happening in the country are not commentated by them in the game.

Far Cry 6’s story could be familiar: a fictional island in the Caribbean has people rise (with the help of guerrillas) against a brutal dictator, while we see classic cars and baroque architecture. If this rings a bell, you might be correct: this scenario heavily resembles the fall of Fulgencio Batista in Cuba, and the rebels were led by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. Still, Navid Khavari, the narrative director, told GameSpot last year that Cuba was the source of the inspiration, and the devs spent a whole month there.

But now, in a new interview with The Gamer, he said the following: „When you talk about guerrillas, you think of the guerrillas in the 1950s and 1960s, we actually went down there to speak to actual guerrilla fighters who fought back then, and we just really fell in love with their stories, but we also fell in love with the culture and people we met. When we came out of that, it wasn’t that we felt we had to do Cuba, we realized it’s a complicated island and our game doesn’t want to make a political statement about what’s happening in Cuba specifically. Beyond that, we’re drawing inspiration from guerrilla movements around the world and throughout history. For us, it felt like doing the island of Yara would help us tell that story while being very open with our politics and inspiration.”

He also discussed how he looks at a revolution: „A revolution is complex, and the people you’re going to engage with are also complex. I use this line of philosophy, which is that every character has their heartbeat, you just have to find it. We have this melting pot of motivational complexity where we tried to translate that into the gameplay and the story. So tonally, it sort of already existed. But for us, thematically, unifying that into the guerrilla fantasy felt pretty natural.”

Far Cry 6 will launch on October 7 (so not in the second fiscal quarter year, which will end in September!) on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC (Uplay, Epic Games Store), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia.

Source: PCGamer, Gematsu

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