Ubisoft has confirmed that the villain of Far Cry 2, the Jackal, is Jack Carver from the primary Far Cry recreation.
This information comes by means of IGN, which interviewed Far Cry 2 artistic director Clint Hocking concerning the recreation. Far Cry followers have lengthy believed that Far Cry 2’s Jackal villain is Jack Carver, the protagonist of the primary Far Cry, however nothing in-game confirmed this concept. Now, Hocking has revealed that this concept is right.
“The Jackal is definitely imagined to be Jack Carver from the unique Far Cry,” Hocking mentioned. “Jack Carver within the authentic Far Cry was this shifty, smuggler, gun runner type of criminal. The thought was (the Jackal) is simply him, 10 years later or one thing, after he is seen no matter he noticed on this island (in Far Cry).”
Hocking says that maybe Carver’s Jackal transformation was drug-induced or the results of the trauma and stress endured on the island in Far Cry.
As for the way followers decided Carver have to be Jackal, it stems from two vital items of details about the 2 characters: Jackal’s background and the feel information of Jackal in Far Cry 2, as famous by IGN.
Each Jackal and Carver have a service historical past with the U.S. Navy, and each traded weapons illegally. That might have simply been a coincidence, however when coupled with the feel file names of Jackal in Far Cry 2, issues appear extra purposeful. The Jackal’s texture information in Far Cry 2 all characteristic the identify “jackcarver,” resembling “jackcarver_hair_d_mip0.dds” and “jackcarver_shoes_d.dds.”
Now, this might have been a bizarre coincidence, however Ubisoft is the one which creates these file names. Why use “jackcarver” randomly in a texture file identify for Jackal? That is a query followers had been asking since Far Cry 2’s launch again in 2008, and now, 13 years later, they’ve a solution: the Jackal is Jack Carver.
For extra about Far Cry, try Recreation Informer’s rating of each Far Cry recreation, after which learn our ideas on the most recent entry within the sequence with our Far Cry 6 preview. Take a look at how Far Cry 6 is crossing over with Stranger Issues and Rambo after that.