Ubisoft has confirmed that “Far Cry 2” villain Jackal is Jack Carver in the first “Far Cry” game.
This news comes from IGN, Interviewed Clint Hawking, creative director of Far Cry 2 on this game. Fans of “Far Cry” have long believed that the jackal villain in “Far Cry 2” is the protagonist Jack Carver of the first “Far Cry”, but nothing in the game confirms this claim. Now, Hawking reveals that this theory is correct.
“The jackal should actually be Jack Carver from the original Far Cry,” Hawking said. “Jack Carver in the original “Far Cry” is a cunning smuggler and gun smuggler. The idea is that (Jackal) is him, 10 years later or whatever, after he saw what he saw on this island After everything (in Far Cry))”
Hawking said that maybe Carver’s jackal transformation was caused by drugs, or the result of trauma and stress on the island in Far Cry.
As for how fans determine that Carver must be a jackal, it stems from two key pieces of information about these two characters: the background of the jackal and the texture file of the jackal in Far Cry 2, as pointed out by IGN.
Both Jackal and Carver have a history of serving in the US Navy and both trade weapons illegally. This is probably a coincidence, but when combined with the texture file name of the Jackal in Far Cry 2, things seem more purposeful. The texture files of jackals in Far Cry 2 are named after “jackcarver”, such as “jackcarver_hair_d_mip0.dds” and “jackcarver_shoes_d.dds”.
Now, this may be a strange coincidence, but Ubisoft is the one who created these file names. Why is “jackcarver” randomly used in Jackal’s texture file name? This is a question fans have been asking since the release of Far Cry 2 in 2008, and now, 13 years later, they have the answer: Jack Carver is Jack Carver.
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