Why Far Cry 6 protagonist Dani Rojas has a face, a first for Far Cry

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Like its predecessors, Far Cry 6 – released October 7 worldwide – is played in first person. All you see is the character, Dani Rojas, the arms and legs. But in a change of pace, Far Cry 6 is set to be the first Far Cry game to show the face of the player character. Dani Rojas is played by Sean Rey (as male) and Nisa Gunduz (as female). What is behind this change? Well, Far Cry 6 developers Ubisoft Toronto wanted local guerrilla Dani to voice his opinions and players to connect and feel Dani as the character goes on a journey.

“Whenever you tell a story about guerrilla warfare or revolution, you have to play that character as a vehicle,” Far Cry 6 narrative director Navid Khavari told reporters last week. “And so having a silent protagonist wasn’t really going to happen for us, to tell the story effectively. And I think from the start, it was, ‘How do you tell an epic tale that’s character-driven as well?’ I think looking at Dani, finding out about the progression of Dani’s journey and their interactions with other factions and rebel groups, you can see and feel Dani’s opinions, their thoughts on what’s going on. incredibly important. ”

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Far Cry 6 narrative producer Nicola Jones added, “This is one of my favorite differentiations for Far Cry 6 from previous titles, because as some fans may recall, this isn’t isn’t the first time you’ve had a talking player character. We saw it in Far Cry 4 with Ajay Ghale. But I think one of the biggest differences for this game is that you don’t just see through Dani’s eyes in the cutscenes, you actually see Dani in the scenes. The cinematic team and the narrative team were very brave and courageous in their decision to do this to have these two different approaches.

“Because the difference that makes when you suddenly see Dani in the scene with the characters, you feel the emotion they’re trying to convey, that Nisa and Sean worked so hard on. If Dani is in pain, you see it and you feel it too. And it’s such a turning point, not only to hear your player character speak, but to see the emotion they go through throughout the journey. It really helps you connect with Danny and see that he’s a character with a real story to tell.

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Whether you choose to play Dani as a male or female, there will be no difference in their background, however. Jones said, “We wanted to make sure the only difference was the performance between Nisa and Sean. The dialogue is the same. The whole character arc, every conversation Dani has with our key characters, is exactly the same. It was really important. You have to choose which hero you want to take this trip with, but you shouldn’t have to compromise on the story you get as a result.

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At least the protagonist of Far Cry 6 is a local born and raised person, unlike those of the past. Khavari thinks this makes it a “much more personal fight” for Dani as they “fight for the freedom of their country”.

“Dani is truly someone who has been an underdog all of his life,” Khavari added. “Dani was an orphan, then a military abandonment. They just didn’t quite fit in and all the time that you, Dani saw herself as a number. They’ve been a number their entire lives. It’s easily forgotten, and the course of this story, their journey is really to realize that they have a purpose. They have a special goal that they must achieve that will save a whole country. “

Far Cry 6 will be released on October 7 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S / X, Stadia, and Amazon Luna.


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