A Far Cry game themed around white nationalist supremacists and evil killer Christians? Well, that sounds like a dream-come-true premise for most SJW liberal atheists. Following up on the teaser trailer revealing that Far Cry 5 is set during modern day Montana in the U.S.A., Ubisoft released the official box art and it’s highly provocative.
You can check out the full image of the box art below, which sees the Christian cultists at a dinner table with the American flag draped over it while a man, tied up and beaten, sits on the opposite side with the word “Sinner” etched onto his back. A militia armament sits on the right side of the image. Airplanes take to the skies in the background, while a pristine church with militia flags stands opposite on the left side of the image.
The image appears to play on American nationalism… white Christian nationalism, to be exact.
This, of course, had SJWs frothing at the mouth because they’ve been keen on wanting to “punch Nazis in the face”.
Familiar faces have already overtaken the trending section of Far Cry 5 on social media, with ideologues such as Bob Chipman and Anita Sarkeesian chiming in to offer their two pence.
Whoa whoa… is FAR CRY 5 teasing me with a right-wing militia-freak beatdown-simulator? pic.twitter.com/urLI4rGbBW
— Bob Chipman (@the_moviebob) May 24, 2017
White supremacy is maintained through violence. It’s hard to imagine a game critiquing that in which you win by being better at violence.
— Feminist Frequency (@femfreq) May 24, 2017
Given how much regressive media have been going on and on about Nazis at every turn, it was unsurprising that some think it’s a good thing that Ubisoft is taking on a hot political topic as the potential theme for Far Cry 5. Former Kotaku writer and current Waypoint contributor, Patrick Klepek, had this to share.
I don’t know anything about Far Cry 5, but a game about white identity and extreme nationalism would be awfully appropriate in 2017. https://t.co/UxLj4xyYeM
— Patrick Klepek (@patrickklepek) May 24, 2017
— Vipul Jasani (@Taxtreats) May 24, 2017
Holy shit Luis @LuisMcGrath ! What if the main character in Far Cry 5 is a black guy or a brown Muslim guy?! That would be freakin sick!
— NabsNeverDies (@NabsForever2099) May 24, 2017
far cry 5 will say that they’re not all bad
it will say that the truth is in the middle
it’s going to crush your hopes
it is an AAA game
— Jay Allen (@a_man_in_black) May 24, 2017
Others joked about the obvious setting and thematic elements fitting into liberal talking points as of late, saying that the only thing the game needed was a black female lesbian as the main character.
I just need the main character of Far Cry 5 to be a black female lesbian liberal. pic.twitter.com/fjDXCQ7yJC
— Kevin (@Tenkay23) May 24, 2017
The sad reality is that they may not be too far off.
Ubisoft has been really pushing the Social Justice Warrior boundaries, and that was pretty much the whole theme of Watch Dogs 2. So it wouldn’t be surprising if you donned the role of a transracial otherkin who is a gender fluid pansexual fighting against the religious right.
It didn’t take long for the memes to also start popping up given how the box art is conspicuously political.
Wow, Ben Garrison released a comic based on that new Far cry 5 key art, fast work! :O pic.twitter.com/NjWcOdjbS5
— Vince McManchild (@TheBogdanoffs) May 24, 2017
Now this isn’t to say that Far Cry 5 will be a full-on SJW game. Ubisoft did do a swerve with Far Cry 4, revealing that the main bad guy, Pagan Min, was actually the main good guy, and he just wanted to get out of the war-torn area in one piece.
Some people even commented that if they can humanize the villains in the game it would be a win.
If Far Cry 5 can show the benefits and humanize the cultists, that will be a win to me
— AnchormanV2 (@AnchormanV2) May 24, 2017
But then again… this is still Ubisoft we’re talking about, so it could go either way. According to a PSU report the game will see players taking on a Jim Jones type in rural Montana…
“The general thrust of this game is that it will take place in present day, and feature the protagonist taking on a Jim Jones or David Koresh-like religious cult in a small town in Montana that’s been populated by, essentially, Doomsday-preppers bent on furthering their cause. So, modern-day weaponry and modern-day vehicles, plus a hilly, mountainous backdrop.”
We’ll officially find out if Far Cry 5 is an SJW wet dream or if they’ll spin it all around into something completely different when the full gameplay reveal takes place on May 26th at the end of the week.