Far Cry 6 Narrative Director Navid Khavari has confirmed that the game is actually political, but it is far more complicated than that.
Khavari confirmed that the new game is inherently political and inspired by events that had happened in Cuba. Take note that it is “inspired” and not completed based on what happened historically in Cuba.
Here’s how Khavari explained it:
Our story is political.
A story about a modern revolution must be. There are hard, relevant discussions in Far Cry 6 about the conditions that lead to the rise of fascism in a nation, the costs 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. My goal was to empower our team to be fearless in the story we were telling, and we worked incredibly hard to do this over the last five years. We also tried to be very careful about how we approached our inspirations, which include Cuba, but also other countries around the world that have experienced political revolutions in their histories.
The game’s narrative is inspired not only by Cuba, but with other countries too that have a history with political revolutions, which are a lot.
Khavari clarified that there will be no political statement that is “specific” to the current political climate in Cuba right now. It will be inspired, based around the conversations from the perspectives who have fought revolutions in the late 1950s and early 1960s and possibly beyond that, but it will not specify which country they meant. It will all be fictional, no hidden truth.
This has been a very complicated topic to discuss among gamers and the industry these days with some individuals too “sensitive” about such. Fortunately, most reactions from comments on other media outlets are quite positive. They do not actually mind this since a good narrative always has politics involved, so it is not uncommon at all.
Let us just hope this game will not get a lot of backlash from such sensitive people. Far Cry 6 will launch on October 7 on PC, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.