Here's a bizarre story: apparently two developers working on Far Cry 4 witnessed an animal sacrifice while doing research for the upcoming shooter.
According to this Polygon story, two Ubisoft developers took a trip to Nepal to do research for the fictional Himalayan setting in the game – Kyrat. While there they witnessed a goat being sacrificed as an offering to Kali, the Hindu goddess of change and destruction..
Far Cry 4 narrative director Mark Thompson, and associate producer Phil Fournier took the trip with Vice Media's Krishna Andavolu and (we assume) a film crew who chronicled their adventure. Part of that adventure was shown this week during a San Diego Comic-Con panel on the game.
The video – which doesn't show actual footage of the sacrifice on camera – is the first of a three-part series covering the source material and inspiration for Far Cry 4. Creative Director Alex Hutchinson told the Comic-Con panel audience that the Vice documentary, "The Vice Guide to Liberia," was actually the inspiration for the game's villain, Pagan Min. He is apparently based on "General Butt Naked," the pseudonym used by Liberia's Joshua Milton Blahyi, featured prominently in the documentary on Liberian civil war that took place in the 1990s.