Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

Ubisoft confirms major Far Cry 2 fan theory about its villain

Ubisoft has confirmed a long-standing fan theory of Far Cry 2 villains, Jackal, and how he connects to the original Far Cry story.

“Jackall should actually be the original Far Cry Jack Carver,” said Clint Hooking, Far Cry’s creative director, in the latest Inside Story documentary, “Far Cry’s iconic villain.” I mentioned it when I was talking to IGN about “how to do it”.

“The original Far Cry Jack Carver was this sly, smuggler, and gun runner-like scammer,” Hocking explained. “The idea is [the Jackal] He’s the only one 10 years or something after seeing what he saw on this island [during the events of Far Cry].. Maybe it was drug-induced, maybe it was post-traumatic stress disorder, or maybe it was real. But the idea is that ten years later he upgraded his smuggling game and was involved in this conflict. ”

For more than a decade, Far Cry fans have theorized that the jackal is a Jackal bar (specifically, a Far Cry Instinct carver version). The theory comes from two areas. The first is that the jackal background resembles that of a jack carver. Both characters served in the US Navy and both engaged in illegal arms trading activities. It is also theorized that the box given to Jack Carver at the end of the Far Cry Instinct is full of conflict diamonds, a key part of the Far Cry 2 story.

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The second, more definitive proof is that all jackal texture files are named “jackcarver”. Files such as’jackcarver_shoes_d.dds’ and’jackcarver_hair_d_mip0.dds’ make it fairly clear that Ubisoft called Jackal Jack Carver at some point in development.

Nonetheless, Far Cry 2 events and the world have no concrete evidence to support the theory. Hocking’s comment on Jackal is the first time Ubisoft has revealed a link between two characters, finally confirming the fan theory that has been held for over a decade. So, if you’ve claimed that Jackal is Jack Carver since 2008, you’re absolutely right, and now there’s evidence.

For more information on Far Cry, see how Giancarlo Esposito controlled the turmoil in the Far Cry 6 set and how you can play as the iconic Far Cry villain in the Far Cry 6 Rogue Lake DLC. ..

Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK news and entertainment writer.