Far Cry 4 Cover Art Changed After Controversy?

By   /   Jun 4, 2014

The gaming community wins once again, forcing developers to change some aspect of a game after seeing the community’s reaction towards it.

If Far Cry 4 listings on Amazon and Uplay store are to be believed, Ubisoft has buckled under the pressure and changed the cover art of their upcoming Far Cry 4.

The original cover art showed a white man sitting on a destroyed Buddha statue with his hand on a dark skinned (technically Asian) person who was forced to hold on to a grenade.

This cover was believed to be racist by many, setting a theme of colonization and white man superiority over others. Ubisoft was quick to try to provide some damage control when Creative Director Alex Hutchinson stepped in and argued that the guy in the picture was not white.

The explanation however didn’t seem to take effect and hence, Ubisoft seems to have changed the art work, now the ‘white’ man in the pink suit is sitting all alone in a sinister and scheming pose.

Well, the cover art does say limited edition so we are not yet sure to full extent whether the normal edition will have the same cover or not.

Far Cry 4 is being primarily developed by Ubisoft Montreal with help from Redstorm Entertainment, Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft Toronto and Ubisoft Kiev. The game is set to release on November 18 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC in the US while the release is November 20 in EMEA countries.