Far Cry 5: Ubisoft talks about the potential controversy over game setting
Ubisoft recently officially announced the development of Far Cry 5, and have also shown the first official trailer of the game. The open-world shooter of the French company takes us to Hope County in Montana, USA, to fight a dangerous religious sect called Eden’s Gate in a story set in the present age.
Its religious tones, coupled with the setting, and the characteristics of the villain have provoked the rejection of certain sectors of American society, especially taking into account the political climate present in the country in recent years. Now, in an interview with HardcoreGamer, Creative Director and Executive Producer of the game, Dan Hay, has talked about his game and the possible controversy surrounding its launch:
“The simple truth is that we didn’t know what was going to happen in America when we began development. We had this idea of a character who believes that the end of times is coming, and I remember the time when the idea really struck home. I was walking downtown in Toronto and I saw this guy wearing a sandwich board that said something to the effect of, “The End is Near.” I remember looking at him about two years ago and thinking, for the first time, that maybe he knows something we don’t.”
“I remember thinking, ‘wow, something must be going on under the hood.’ So, we built the game, we built the situation, and when you look at what’s going on right now there are alignments. What’s important to understand is that we didn’t build the game with a specific agenda. We built it to be able to make it so you can have a unique Far Cry experience, meet unique characters, and experience a story that feels relevant and believable,” Hay concluded.
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With this, it is clear that Far Cry 5 simply seeks to be an entertaining and worthy experience to play, without sending political or religious messages of any kind. We remind you that Far Cry 5 is scheduled for release on February 27, 2018 accompanied by several special editions, and we are sure to see new details about the game at the Ubisoft conference of E3 2017.