While we have known some information about the game for some time, as the next installment of the Far Cry series was originally set to release earlier this year, Navid Khavari has further explained the story behind the game and its heavy influence from the guerrilla warfare throughout Cuba's history.
"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." Khavari says.
The team worked closely with experts who would examine the game's story and would ensure that it was told with sensitivity.
The research that went into the perspective of the people who fought the revolutions of the 1950s, '60s, and all the way until today, is featured in the story, however, that's not what the game is about.
While it may draw influence from these times, the game is set in a fictional country called "Yara" and uses history to help tell the story.
The story will "attempt to capture the political complexity of a modern, present-day revolution within a fictional context." Khavari says.
The story will stay true to the nature of a Far Cry game, and will still feature mature, complex themes balanced with levity and humor.
Far Cry 6 will release on October 7, 2021, on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Epic Games Store, and Ubisoft Connect.