Last week we all got to experience the first few minutes of gameplay from Far Cry 6. Indeed, Ubisoft has lifted the veil on the game and disclosed some details around the development. In particular, we learned that for the plot, the French publisher was inspired by the history of the guerrilla fighters of the 1950s and 1960s in Cuba. However, according to the narrative director of this sixth opus, there is no question here of transmitting a specific political message on the current and past situation of the small island of the Antilles.
Indeed, 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 were done we didn’t feel like we had to do Cuba, we realized it’s a complex island and our game doesn’t want to make a political statement specifically about what’s going on there. Beyond that, we have drawn inspiration from guerrilla movements around the world and throughout history. It seemed to us that the island of Yara would help us to tell this story while being very free politically and in terms of our inspiration.
However, Ubisoft confesses that Far Cry 6 does have a clear political dimension. However, this is not to look at Cuba in particular, but rather to portray the complexity of a revolution.
Every revolution is complex, and so are the people you will meet. I use this philosophical point, which is that each character has their own purpose, you just have to find it.
As a reminder, the title of Ubisoft will be released on October 7 on Xbox One and Series X | S. It will be Smart Delivery compatible. The purchase of one version will therefore entitle you to the other, at no additional cost.