Far Cry 6 It will be a story about a violent revolution by a Latin American people against a fascist dictatorship and it cannot be denied that this is a highly politically charged topic. During years, Ubisoft has denied that their games have a political message even though they clearly do. and this one was no different.
In an interview with TheGamer, published the same day they revealed the gameplay videos of Far Cry 6Narrative director Navid Khavari said that, despite speaking with real guerrillas during his research for the game, “he does not intend to make a political comment about it.” This attracted a lot of negative comments from players and critics on social media and opinion pieces on the internet.
Now, less than a week later, Khavari is changing the narrative. On an article published on the official Ubisoft website, clearly says that the history of the game is political.
«There are relevant discussions in Far Cry 6 on the conditions that give rise to fascism in a nation, the costs of imperialism, forced labor, the need for free elections, LGBTI rights and more in the context of Yara.
We try to be very careful in how we approach our inspirations. These include Cuba, but also other countries that experienced political revolutions.
He does not imply that his phrase in the interview has been taken out of context. However, it clarifies that those looking for a simplified and binary political statement in Far Cry 6 about what is currently happening in Cuba, they will not find it. He says that what is in the game is a point of view that tries to capture the political complexity of a modern revolution in a fictional context.
Finally, he asks the audience to let the history of the game speak for itself before forming harsh opinions on its political reflections.
There you have it. Far Cry 6 it’s a political game. Confirmed on the official Ubisoft website.
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