Far Cry 6 Admittedly Contains A Political Story

Although Ubisoft doesn’t want to comment about the current political events in Cuba, Far Cry’s next instalment still has a political statement in it (as did Far Cry 5, which was set in the United States).

Navid Khavari, the narrative director of Far Cry 6, published a new blog post on the French company’s website: „Our story is political. […] There are hard, relevant discussions in Far Cry 6 about the conditions that lead to the rise of fascism in a nation, the costs of imperialism, forced labour, the need for free-and-fair elections, LGBTQ+ rights, and more within the context of Yara, a fictional island in the Caribbean,” Khavari said. And there are parallel events with what transpired in Cuba. Rebels rising against a dictator… just think of Fulgencio Batista, Fidel Castro, and Che Guevara.

This goes against something that Khavari said in an interview last week (which we discussed): back then, he said Far Cry 6 wasn’t meant to have a political statement, yet this blog post seems to state the opposite. „[It’s not meant to be] a simplified, binary political statement specifically on the current political climate in Cuba. Revolution is a complex subject that should never be boiled down to one quote. What players will find is a story that’s point-of-view attempts to capture the political complexity of a modern, present-day revolution within a fictional context.

We have attempted to tell a story with action, adventure, and heart, but that also isn’t afraid to ask hard questions. My only hope is that we are willing to let the story speak for itself first before forming hard opinions on its political reflections,” Khavari added.

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, Amazon Luna, and Google Stadia.

Source: PSL

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