Far Cry 6 was shown to the public yesterday with the first gameplay trailer. The game deals with a revolution against the dictator of Yara, a fictional island in the Caribbean that clearly draws inspiration from Cuba, as seen from the style of the “classic” cars and its architecture. Navid Khavari himself in 2020 confirmed in an interview that the team had drawn inspiration from Cuba and that he had spent a month in the country researching the game.
However, unlike what some have thought, the new Far Cry is not a political criticism of Cuba, as stated by Khavari in a recent interview with The Gamer:
“When we talk about guerrillas, we immediately think of those of the 50s and 60s, we talked to the fighters who lived through them and we fell in love with their stories, “he said.
“But we also fell in love with the culture and people we met. We realized it’s a complicated island and our game doesn’t want to make a political speech about what’s going on in Cuba specifically. We’ve also drawn inspiration from the guerrillas throughout. the world and throughout history. I believe that creating the island of Yara helped us tell that story, while remaining very open about our policies and our inspirations. “
Far Cry 6 is scheduled for October 7 this year on PC, PlayStation 4, 5 PlayStation, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.