Far Cry 6 has a minigame in it that is a parody of Mortal Kombat, but instead of the usual suspects of Raiden, Sub Zero, and Scorpion entering the fray it is chickens. These fowl fight each other in one on one fights. Now People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, aka PETA, has called on Ubisoft to remove the minigame from Far Cry 6 as the organisation claims that Ubisoft’s game promotes cockfighting as a sport.
Glorifying a bloodsport is a #FARCRY from entertainment.
Real roosters in cockfights are fitted with sharp spurs that tear through FLESH & BONE, causing agonizing & fatal injuries.
— PETA (@peta) October 7, 2021
Ubisoft has not responded to PETA’s demand to remove the minigame from Far Cry 6, and replace it with something else. It is unlikely that Ubisoft would remove the content, as it would require quite a lot of work to change the code so it does not impact the rest of the game. Whether Ubisoft will take other steps would remain to be seen. Far Cry 6 is set on a fictional island where a bloody dictator rules with an iron fist, and crushes anyone that dares to defy him.
In our review for Far Cry 6, Gareth wrote: “Far Cry 6 feels like a sequel that was made because there needed to be a sequel, that’s making changes because it needs to show progress. The previous three numbered games in the series felt like they had their own identity and tried to offer more and more options to the player, but Far Cry 6 is a lateral move towards something that isn’t quite the Far Cry I originally loved.”
You can read the full Far Cry 6 review here.