Ubisoft's Far Cry series is no stranger to violence, with the latest installment of the franchise rated by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) "M for Mature." But this little rooster-fighting game has caught the attention of the Ethics of Animal Conduct (PETA) group. The animal rights organization issued a statement condemning the mini-game and urging the developer to replace it with a less violent one. Something tells me they've never played Far Cry before.
You can hunt enemies with your paraplegic dog. You can fight a Bomar or a Crocodile or any number of other animals. But did you wrestle with Rooster 6 in Rooster 6? According to PETA, this is a line you cannot cross. Accompany crocodiles to attack dogs. The outcome of the ESRB game is a reflection of the violent language and content in the story of Far Cry 6. But a small game launched by Ubisoft recently faced a backlash from a well-known animal rights organization. You guessed it... a cock fight.
During the game, players can collect roosters and engage roosters in Yara stories bases across the country. Once started, players control the rooster of their choice and engage in Tekken-like combat with rounds and special moves to subdue your opponent. Unlike real cock fights, Far Cry 6 cocks don't bleed nor get killed at the end of the race. In the game, players can maim and kill any other number of wild animals, but this does not appear to be a problem for PETA.
The game takes place on Yarra Island based on Cuban culture. Fighting roosters is legal and is still a popular pastime in Cuba, with fights taking place in many government and underground sites across the country. As a result, Ubisoft developers felt these details were worth adding to the Yara's Cuban-inspired environment.
The mini-game has experienced different reactions. While some see it as a fun pastime in the game, others have criticized Ubisoft for not being well suited to today's animal rights issues. A mini-game of Far Cry 6. Game Environment Based on the gameplay and videos released since the game's release, there's a good chance that cock fights will be one of the many issues on PETA's list of issues.
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Animal rights groups are urging Ubisoft to remove the Far Cry 6 minigame
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