For years, Ubisoft assured that their games did not touch any kind of political issue even when some of their themes, environments, scenes or whatever, seemed like a video game version of real events. However, the passage of time brought us to the era of Far Cry 6 and it was inevitable for the French company to evade the subject as a game that takes place on a Caribbean island under the command of a dictator and in the middle of a popular revolt. it sounds too real to be fiction. Recently, Ubisoft accepted that it will touch on political issues and today Giancarlo Esposito did the same.
ANTÓN CASTILLO, VILLAIN OF FAR CRY 6 , WAS INSPIRED BY FIDEL CASTRO
During Summer Game Fest 2021, Geoff Keighley had the opportunity to do a brief interview with Giancarlo Esposito, the renowned actor that you surely know for his role as Gustavo “Gus” Fring in Breaking Bad , and who plays Antón Castillo , antagonist of Far Cry 6 . At the beginning, the actor declared that it was exciting for him to participate in the development of a video game, since it was an approach with a type of technology different from what he usually uses in the cinema or on TV.
GIANCARLO ESPOSITO STUDIED THE HISTORY OF 20TH CENTURY DICTATORS
However, the actor acknowledged that he was also conquered by the role he would play in Far Cry 6 as Antón Castillo, whom he described as a man who passionately loves his family, community and country, of course in the context of Far Cry 6 , we are facing the apparent collapse of the Castillo regime. It was then that Keighley asked Esposito about his influences for this character and the actor recognized that the most important was that of Fidel Castro, the Cuban Marxist revolutionary who led the fight against the Fulgencio Batista regime and who remained at the head of Cuba for almost 50 years.
Likewise, Esposito pointed out that to enter the role of Antón Castillo in Far Cry 6, he investigated different dictators of the 20th century and even carried out Political Science studies to understand the behaviors and reasons that motivate the character.
Far cry 6 will debut on October 7, 2021 on PS4, Xbox One, PS5, Xbox Series X | S, and PC.