Last week we all got to experience the first minutes of gameplay from Far Cry 6. In fact, Ubisoft has lifted the veil of the game and announced some details about the development. In particular, we learned that the French publisher was inspired by the story of the guerrilla fighters in Cuba in the 1950s and 1960s. However, according to the narrator of this sixth work, this is not about conveying a specific political message about the current and past situation of the small island of the Antilles.
In fact, Navid Khavari spoke on the subject in the columns of The Gamer.
When we talk about guerrillas we think of the guerrillas of the 1950s and 1960s, we actually went there to talk to real guerrillas who fought back then and we really fell in love with their stories.
But we also fell in love with the culture and the people we met. When we finished, we didn’t feel like we had to play Cuba. We realized that it is a complex island and that our game doesn’t want to make a political statement specifically about what’s going on there. In addition, we have drawn inspiration from guerrilla movements around the world and throughout history. It seemed to us that Yara Island would help us tell this story while being very free politically and in terms of our inspiration.
However, Ubisoft admits that Far Cry 6 has a clear political dimension. It is not about Cuba in particular, but about the complexity of a revolution.
Every revolution is complex, and so are the people you will encounter. I use this philosophical point that says that every character has its own purpose, you just have to find it.
As a reminder, the Ubisoft title will be released on October 7th on Xbox One and Series X | S published. It will be Smart Delivery compatible. The purchase of one version therefore entitles you to the other at no additional cost.