When Ubisoft dropped the first Far Cry 5 trailer last week, it undoubtedly sparked excitement among players. But it seems like the table has changed after players complain to Ubisoft, accusing Far Cry 5 of being anti-American.
Change it or cancel it
Video games have started to become a platform for spreading political agenda in the 21st century. Ubisoft's Far Cry 2 has proven so as the instalment takes the backseat from its tradition. Its backstory is threaded upon the revolution of a white, Christian cult against the US government. While it was viewed by many as the game's brave venture into a new world in Montana, a group is not happy about this move.
Gamers United took Change.org to lobby the group's petition to French developer Ubisoft either to cancel the game or alter some elements of the title to make it less moralistic and anti-American.
Insulting to fanbase
In its petition reads: "We've sat through your multicultural lectures and your preachy games aimed at degenerates and miscegenators. We've tolerated it in the name of gameplay design and innovation. But no more!" The group stresses out the real thrust of the game at this time is not good in parity to the Americans. "Far Cry 5 is an insult to your fanbase, the Americans who make up the majority of your customers, and it's time you woke up to that fact. Change this, or cancel it", adds the petition.
Work of trolls
In the meantime, Digital Trends speculate that this petition may be crafted by trolls who try to pit the players against the developer. Regardless, it sounded legitimate by the number of protesters who counted themselves in the campaign and signed up. As of now this time, Ubisoft has not made any official statement yet with regards to the matter.
Watch the announcement trailer below.