Ubisoft has confirmed a long-held fan concept concerning the villain of Far Cry 2, the Jackal, and the way he connects to the unique Far Cry story.
“The Jackal is definitely speculated to be Jack Carver from the unique Far Cry,” mentioned Clint Hocking, Far Cry 2’s Creative Director, whereas speaking to IGN for the newest Inside Stories documentary, How Far Cry’s Iconic Villains Were Created.
“Jack Carver within the unique Far Cry was this shifty, smuggler, gun runner sort of criminal,” Hocking defined. “The concept was [the Jackal] is simply him, 10 years later or one thing, after he is seen no matter he noticed on this island [during the events of Far Cry]. Maybe it was drug induced, possibly it is post-traumatic stress dysfunction, or possibly it is actual. But the thought is, a decade later, he has levelled up his smuggling recreation, and he is gotten embroiled on this battle.”
For over a decade, followers of Far Cry have theorised that the Jackal is Jack Carver (particularly the model of Carver from Far Cry Instincts). The concept stems from two areas: the primary is that the Jackal’s background is much like that of Jack Carver’s. Both characters served within the U.S Navy, and each had an unlawful arms buying and selling operation. It has additionally been theorised that the field given to Jack Carver on the finish of Far Cry Instincts is filled with battle diamonds, that are a significant a part of Far Cry 2’s story.
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The second, extra conclusive proof is that the feel information for the Jackal are all named ‘jackcarver’. Files akin to ‘jackcarver_shoes_d.dds’ and ‘jackcarver_hair_d_mip0.dds’ make it pretty clear that sooner or later in improvement Ubisoft referred to the Jackal as Jack Carver.
Despite this, there isn’t a concrete proof throughout the occasions or world of Far Cry 2 that verify the idea. Hocking’s feedback on the Jackal is the primary time Ubisoft has clarified the hyperlink between the 2 characters, lastly confirming a fan concept that is been held for nicely over a decade. So in the event you’ve been arguing since 2008 that the Jackal is Jack Carver, nicely you have been completely proper and now you may have the proof.
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Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.