Far Cry 4 hoping to avoid PETA controversy, says dev

Far Cry 4 is hoping to avoid controversy from PETA as players in the game aren't forced to kill animals, according to creative director Alex Hutchinson.

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OtakuDome1325d ago

Just ignore PETA, they try too hard. I still remember when they talked about Mario and the turtle jumping, then tried to play it off as a joke after the backlash.

CloudRap1325d ago

The SouthPark episode of PETA pretty much sums it up.

Yi-Long1325d ago

Exactly. Instead of giving in to the whiners by being 'politically correct' all the time, just tell and create the stories you want to make.

If that involves hunting animals. So be it. If that involves pretty girls with huge boobs in skimpy outfits, so be it. If that involves 'fatalities' or shooting little virtual children in the face with a shotgun, so be it.

Those who don't like it, don't buy it. Simple.

CloudRap1325d ago

Political Correctedness has ruined American Culture and promoted leftist values as well as the fact that you can only make fun of heterosexual white males anyone else is controversial.

ScottyHoss1321d ago

I think the public tends to overreact. What American culture do you speak of? It's possibly the most disliked nation in the world from its arrogance, maybe change from that is a good thing (just waiting for the disagrees to hit this comment)

However, I do agree that PETA shouldn't be involved with video games because let's be real, they're not real. They could be going after actual animal abuse like the dairy industry, or poaching, but is killing an elephant in far cry 4 really going to make me fly to India and shoot one in real life? Nope.

Tetsujin1325d ago

Let PETA complain all they want (don't give in to them of course); can't turn down free publicity and advertising.

On a more serious note, who cares if "digital" animals die? There's actual, real animals that need help, why not help them and not complain about something that has 0 effect on actual animals. I don't get people who are all up for "animal rights" when we as humans still have yet to get all our rights.

Testfire1325d ago

I don't know why devs give people like PETA any attention. Do they really think PETA can do anything or that PETA its their target audience anyway? So you're not forced to kill animals, but killing people is ok? I hate when politics gets in the way of video games.

Dirtnapstor1325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

Add to your list abortion...
Politics have no place in games. It's fantasy. Plenty of movies with disclaimers "no animals were hurt or injured...", do we really have to do the same for the virtual world?

People Eating Tasty Animals Ha!

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famoussasjohn1325d ago

They should focus about actual issues instead of video games that have animals in them.

ScottyHoss1321d ago

And that is why you only hear about PETA, because of the ads. There are better groups out there actually helping animals, many of them dual-cause organizations that help with human rights as well, but they get very little media attention, rely on very wealthy donors and aren't focused on the killing of virtual animals. But PETA causes us to stereotype them as ignorant, bossy know it all's. It's sad.

Lord_Sloth1325d ago

PETA's stupid anyways. I say make them mad just because.

bigtrucknd1325d ago

Yeah because the animals in the game have feelings.

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