Far Cry 6 narrative director on Cuba-inspired Yara: “When you’re talking about guerrilla warfare, you go to Cuba”


Ubisoft talked slightly bit about Far Cry 6’s fictional nation and why it was impressed by Cuba.

Far Cry 6 takes the sequence again to an unique, tropical location. The fictional nation of Yara is dominated by dictator Anton Castillo, performed by Giancarlo Esposito. For those who noticed some Cuba inspirations within the reveal trailer, you’re not alone.

That’s as a result of Cuba was certainly the primary inspiration behind the setting and tradition of Far Cry 6. “We wished to inform a narrative about revolution, and once you inform a narrative about revolution, you’re speaking about guerrilla warfare,” narrative director Navid Khavari defined on the Ubisoft weblog.

“If you’re speaking about guerrilla warfare, you go to Cuba. We have been very, very fortunate to have the ability to fly all the way down to Cuba. I spent a couple of month down there with the staff, circumnavigating the island. We obtained to satisfy so many superb individuals and expertise the music and the tradition, and we additionally met precise former guerrillas.”

That is additionally why the vehicles and among the weapons look very outdated, as a result of Cuba – and by extension, Yara – is actually frozen in time because of a long time of commerce embargoes and sanctions.

“And that basically was the jumping-off level, as a result of for our island of Yara, not solely did we wish to inform a narrative of a contemporary guerrilla revolution, but in addition we wish to inform a narrative about an island that’s nearly frozen in time, like a dwelling postcard from the ‘60s that gamers can expertise and stroll by way of,” he added.

Far Cry 6, which followers suppose is a prequel to Far Cry 3, releases February 18 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Collection X and Stadia.

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