Far Cry 6 continues Ubisoft’s complicated relationship with political themes
“It wasn’t that we felt we had to do Cuba, we realized it’s a complicated island and our game doesn’t want to make a political statement about what’s happening in Cuba specifically.”
– Narrative director Navid Khavari shares a look at where Far Cry 6 both does and doesn’t borrow from reality.
Outwardly, with game series like The Division, Watch Dogs, and Far Cry, Ubisoft seems to set many of its biggest games and stories against a backdrop of real-world politics. However, the company is always quick to note that its fictional takes on the real world aren’t intended to comment on the real-world events and history in which they are steeped.
This came up in 2018 ahead of the launch of The Division 2, and Ubisoft’s stance on political themes is in the headlines once again thanks to an interview published by The Gamer about Ubisoft’s upcoming game Far Cry 6 today.