Ubisoft Tries To Clear Up Far Cry 4 Box Art Controversy
Do you find anything offensive about this box art?
Some people apparently did, which is why controversy emerged, prompting Ubisoft creative director Alex Hutchinson to comment on the situation.
As you can see, the box art shows a man sitting atop a busted statue, and holding his hand on the head of a darker-skinned man. Some have interpreted this image as potentially racist; ala the white owner and the black slave. However, Hutchinson jumped on Twitter to clear things up:
"Just so it's clear for those jumping to conclusions: He's not white and that's not the player."
You're going to offend someone no matter what, that's just the way of the world. I wouldn't be able to handle being a developer today, that's for sure. Anyway, in Far Cry 4, players assume the role of Ajay Ghale, who gets involved in a civil war in the country of Kyrat. That's about all we know for now, but we do know it's coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on November 18.
Related Game(s): Far Cry 4
5/20/2014 9:49:52 PM Ben Dutka