Ubisoft has made it official, confirming that the villain in Far Cry 2 is Jack Carver. Fans have been pretty insistent that the Jackal is Carver and it turns out they’re right.
The rumor was confirmed by IGN during an interview with Far Cry 2 creative director Clint Hocking.
While fans were quick to make the connection, nothing within Far Cry 2 actually pointed to Jack Carver being the Jackal.
Hocking told IGN:
“The Jackal is actually supposed to be Jack Carver from the original Far Cry,” Hocking said. “Jack Carver in the original Far Cry was this shifty, smuggler, gun runner kind of crook. The idea was (the Jackal) is just him, 10 years later or something, after he’s seen whatever he saw on this island (in Far Cry).”
Fans made the connection because of Jackal’s background and while examining the Jackal’s texture files in Far Cry 2 which include the file names “jackcarver_hair_d_mip0.dds” and “jackcarver_shoes_d.dds.”
Sure, it took 13 years since the game’s 2008 release to confirm the Jackal’s identity but let’s be honest, we all knew.