One of Ubisoft’s most beloved properties is Far Cry and with five series and the infamous Blood Dragon, there’s a lot of ground to cover! So, I decided we should dig into some of the facts and trivia for folks who are a big fan like myself! Want to learn more about Far Cry? Let’s go!
1. Raphael Van Lierop, the former narrative director for Far Cry, had originally worked on the concept that the first through third Far Cry titles would be one complete and cohesive story.
2. Far Cry 2 is actually based on the novel “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad. Is this some newer novel in the past twenty years? Nope. This book was published in 1899. And was also the inspiration for Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, among many other works.
3. The FBI Agent, Agent Willis, from Far Cry 3 is the exact same Agent you meet in Far Cry 4.
4. Troy Baker, who voiced Pagan Min in Far Cry 4, didn’t actually utilize the script during his audition. Instead, he went on a brutal (fake) tirade against one of his assistants during the audition which won the casting directors over once they were assured it was a bit.
5. Far Cry 4 has a moment where you can actually ‘beat’ the game within fifteen minutes. If you choose to stay with Pagan Min when introduced and you do not escape the area, you’re then nudged through a series of events and credits roll. As entertaining as it is, it’s more or less just a fun Easter Egg that is hinted as the song “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” plays in the beginning. The same kind of scenario exists in Far Cry 5 as well!
6. Of all of the Far Cry titles, the fifth is the only one in the series to take place in the United States.
7. Agent Willis, that Agent I mentioned up there at number 3? He returns in Far Cry 5. This means they’re all taking place within the same story universe.
8. Often enough, people consider Blood Dragon to be its own Far Cry title, however it is titled Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and actually came after the release of Far Cry 3.
9. Not a single moment of English dialogue is spoken in Far Cry: Primal. Why? Because the language is a close form of Slavic and Germanic languages but too far removed from what any current languages would lean into. This is why subtitles are forced rather than optional.
10. When Urki from Far Cry: Primal does a leap of faith off into hay, you can hear the Assassin’s Creed synchronization music chime through. In fact, Easter Eggs to most Ubisoft games can be found in all Far Cry titles. Expect a lot of Rabbids, Assassin’s Creed and even the later Watch Dogs sprinkled cleverly through the titles.