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Far Cry 6 Narrative Director Clarifies Game’s Political Intent

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Far Cry 6 Updates: Ubisoft has turned back on its controversial comments and now justifies stating the Far Cry 6 is indeed political and will focus on things like the rise of fascism.

In another mix of confusing messages, Far Cry 6’s narrative director is now publicly claiming the game is, in fact, political in nature. This news came just after Ubisoft revealed the upcoming open-world title’s gameplay, which by the looks of it is heavily inspired by historical uprisings, such as the Cuban Revolution.

Ubisoft previously stated that Far Cry 6 is not making any political statements about real-world events or ideologies, and its response received a lot of stick and backlash from the fans online.

This has been a common trend amongst the AAA games and their publishers, Ubisoft there have been many instances with them claiming its games are both apolitical and political.

Far Cry 6 has inherent political overtones, Far Cry 5 was also a far-right rural America-themed game with heavily armed militias, conspiracy-filled cuts, and more in a Montana sandbox environment.

Ubisoft came out claiming it wasn’t trying to say anything about the real world, an argument which many still disagree to this day. With Far Cry 6, Ubisoft now seems to again attempt to avoid such kind of controversy.

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Despite the previous comments to contrary, Far Cry 6 narrative director Navid Khavari released a Ubisoft blog post saying “our story is political”. Although Far Cry 6 is set in a fictional state Yara, the plot has heavy similarities and fiction from the stories of guerrilla warfare and military dictatorship.

The long blog post also noted that story of Far Cry 6 tackles the rise of fascism, the need for free and fair elections, and much more. Ubisoft has also spoken with the experts to ensure the storyline which is told remains sensitive and toned down.

Far Cry 6’s Yara will likely parallel the reign of real-world dictators through Giancarlo Esposito’s character, Anton Castillo.

It’s good to see that Ubisoft has made efforts to lean into more real backgrounds and deep themes, no matter how uncomfortable it may be for a publisher or the shareholders, While some players do like to distance themselves from politics which of course is their clear right to do so, but also embracing the title’s political story and gameplay elements are the best way to admire and appreciate the dedication of Far Cry 6’s development teams.

The recent gameplay revealed the first cinematic trailer and it looks promising, but only time will tell the tone and the nature of the game being political helped the cause of the developers.

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