The inclusion of a cockfight mini-game in Far Cry 6 has been widely condemned, and now global animal rights groups are calling on Ubisoft to remove it via an update.
Ubisoft has long touted Far away Games as inspiration from the real cultures of the places where the games are set. Although attitudes about animal rights are gradually changing, cockfighting is one of many harrowing blood sports that are still played around the world. Aside from authenticity, it is the inclusion of sport as a mini-game that has infuriated and shocked many.
In a statement, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) called the mini-game “reprehensible”. A press release states:
Turning a terrifying blood sport like cockfighting into a Mortal Kombat-style video game match is a far cry from true innovation as today’s society strongly opposes forcing animals to fight to the death. Roosters used in cockfights are equipped with sharp spurs that tear through flesh and bones, causing excruciating and fatal injuries. PETA Latino urges Ubisoft to replace this reprehensible mini-game with one that doesn’t glorify cruelty.
Ubisoft has remained a mom so far.
Far Cry 6 published last week on generally positive reviews. His criticism rating is the lowest in the series. The general consensus is that it’s just another one Far away Fans of this series may enjoy playing it, but it’s more the same and nothing new.
Rumor has it that Ubisoft plans to revamp the series and take an online-centric approach for the next one Far away, related to Assassin’s Creed Infinity.[Source: PETA]