Far Cry games seemingly exist in the same universe, based on characters like Hurk appearing in multiple games, and their referencing past events from older titles. While Ubisoft has gone on to connect the games officially using recurring characters, fans had their own unofficial theory about a certain bad guy from Far Cry 2 and how he might actually be a character from the original Far Cry. Now, Ubisoft has confirmed that yes, The Jackal is Jack Carver.
In Far Cry 2, released in 2008, you play as a random merc sent into an unnamed African country to kill a notorious arms dealer known simply as The Jackal. Things don’t go quite to plan, as you end up catching Malaria and the Jackal goes into hiding, forcing you to work with the various warring factions while you hunt for the Jackal and deal with your illness. All in all, it’s a good game. (It’s not my favorite Far Cry entry, I’m more of an FC3 guy, but I get the appeal.)
But while the game never tells you just who the Jackal was, fans have basically had a solid theory since 2008. They believe Jack Carver, the main character from the original Far Cry game and its expansions is actually… the Jackal in Far Cry 2! *DRAMATIC MUSIC*