Ubisoft finds itself in the crosshairs of games media once again, as it...says the same things it usually says about "politics" in its upcoming game Far Cry 6.
But what is the nature of this push to have the company admit to telling "political" stories? And what can recent discussions of Mass Effect tell us about the risks of telling effective stories under such a spotlight?
We strive for applicability (but not allegory)…in Virtual Legality.
#FarCry #MassEffect #Politics
Discussed in this episode:
"Ubisoft Doesn't "Want To Make A Political Statement" Specifically About Cuba With Far Cry 6"
The Gamer - May 28, 2021
"Ubisoft: Far Cry 6 Is Not Trying to Make a Political Statement About Cuba"
IGN - May 30 2021
"The Politics of Far Cry 6"
Ubisoft Blog - May 31, 2021
"Far Cry 6 writer: Yeah, our game is political"
Polygon - June 1, 2021
"Mass Effect Has A Big Disdain For Democracy"
Gamespot - May 29, 2021
"This piece is wrong..."
Twitter Thread - May 30, 2021 - Hoeg Law
"I cordially dislike allegory..."
JRR Tolkien - Fellowship of the Ring (Goodreads Website)
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