Ubisoft has confirmed that the villain of Far Cry 2, the Jackal, is Jack Carver from the primary Far Cry sport.
This information comes by the use of IGN, which interviewed Far Cry 2 artistic director Clint Hocking in regards to the sport. Far Cry followers have lengthy believed that Far Cry 2’s Jackal villain is Jack Carver, the protagonist of the primary Far Cry, however nothing in-game confirmed this principle. Now, Hocking has revealed that this principle is right.
“The Jackal is actually supposed to be Jack Carver from the original Far Cry,” Hocking stated. “Jack Carver in the original Far Cry was this shifty, smuggler, gun runner kind of crook. The idea was (the Jackal) is just him, 10 years later or something, after he’s seen whatever he saw on this island (in Far Cry).”
Hocking says that maybe Carver’s Jackal transformation was drug-induced or the results of the trauma and stress endured on the island in Far Cry.
As for a way followers decided Carver should be Jackal, it stems from two vital items of details about the 2 characters: Jackal’s background and the feel recordsdata of Jackal in Far Cry 2, as famous by IGN.
Each Jackal and Carver have a service historical past with the U.S. Navy, and each traded weapons illegally. That would have simply been a coincidence, however when coupled with the feel file names of Jackal in Far Cry 2, issues appear extra purposeful. The Jackal’s texture recordsdata in Far Cry 2 all characteristic the title “jackcarver,” reminiscent of “jackcarver_hair_d_mip0.dds” and “jackcarver_shoes_d.dds.”
Now, this might have been a bizarre coincidence, however Ubisoft is the one which creates these file names. Why use “jackcarver” randomly in a texture file title for Jackal? That is a query followers had been asking since Far Cry 2’s launch again in 2008, and now, 13 years later, they’ve a solution: the Jackal is Jack Carver.
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