Far Cry 6 narrative director Navid Khavari says the upcoming game is a political one, based on previous statements from Ubisoft that drew criticism last week.
“Our history is political,” begins the contribution. “Far Cry 6 has tough, relevant discussions about the conditions that lead to the rise of fascism in a nation, the cost of imperialism, forced labor, the need for free and fair elections, LGBTQ + rights, and more within the context of Yara, a fictional island in the Caribbean. “
Ubisoft initially drew criticism after Khavari told The Gamer that Far Cry 6 failed to make a political statement on Cuba, on which the game’s Yara island is based.
While Ubisoft claims that the Far Cry 6 story will make no statement about Cuba, the game will tell a politically driven story. In order to successfully tell this story, Khavari and his team have “made sure to find creators and collaborators for our team who can speak personally about the history and cultures of the regions from which we were inspired”. Experts and consultants were brought in to “examine the game story several times over the course of the project to ensure that it is told sensitively”.
Khavari’s statement is in stark contrast to Ubisoft’s standard approach to political issues across several games, including previous Far Cry titles and entries in The Division and Tom Clancy franchises. Ubisoft previously emphasized that its games are not political regardless of story or setting.
The release date of Far Cry 6 was recently announced in a gameplay trailer. Far Cry 6 is slated for release on October 7th for Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC.