This big-name actor will reportedly play Far Cry 6’s villain

Ubisoft has yet to officially announce Far Cry 6, but one outlet has claimed that some rather well-known Hollywood talent will be bringing the game’s villain to life.

Gamereactor, the same site that last month reported on the setting and impending reveal of Far Cry 6, says that the game’s will star Giancarlo Esposito, best known for his roles as Moff Gideon on The Mandalorian and Gustavo Fring on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Gamereactor has since pulled the story offline, though it hasn’t explained the move or issued any formal retraction. A cached version of the story is still available to read. (Thanks, VG24/7.)

This report references comments Esposito recently made during an interview with Collider. In passing, the actor referred to “this video game I did, which is going to be huge and I can’t really mention,” while mentioning the “new style of acting” he’s experienced on some of his recent projects. The Mandalorian, notably, shoots on a high-tech soundstage that uses Unreal Engine 4 to create immersive environments in real-time using large screens, rather than shooting on location. It’s easy to see how that might strike an actor as similar to motion-capture work common among triple-A game roles these days.

Intriguingly, Esposito works on Better Call Saul with Michael Mando, who rose to prominence with his performance as Far Cry 3‘s villain, Vaas. Two months ago, Mando hinted that he might “reprise the role very soon? :p” during an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit. Could we be seeing the Saul costars working together on Far Cry 6?

We’re likely to find out soon, as Ubisoft’s big digital showcase for the summer, Ubisoft Forward, takes place in a little over a week.

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