The recent Ubisoft Forward digital showcase certainly was a treat, especially for Far Cry 6. The trailer there most prominently revealed Giancarlo Esposito as the game’s primary antagonist, the dictator Antón Castillo, of the fictional Cuban-inspired island nation of Yara.
As it turns out, Esposito himself suggested that players can directly affect the game’s narrative to conclude, based on what they choose to do with Antón at a certain stage in the game. In an interview with Hypebeast, the Breaking Bad and The Mandalorian actor explained that he had been filming “multiple different endgames” while working with the Ubisoft devs.
“The world is more complete now,” said Esposito, “because you as a human being can make a decision in regard to what happens in regards to Antón Castillo.”
Of course, the notion of alternate endings is nothing new to the Far Cry franchise. After all, we’ve seen that manifest in Far Cry 5, where players had the choice early on to not arrest The Father, prompting a credits roll, or two other endings at the end of the game, where players could either resist or walk away from The Father.
Just how many endings there will be in Far Cry 6 remains to be seen, but given how the previous installment offered a little more choice for players compared to earlier entries in the franchise, it wouldn’t be far off to assume that the narrative outcomes are a little more nuanced in this one.
And for fans of the veteran actor, they’ll certainly take delight in trying to break this badass of a villain.
Far Cry 6 releases on 18 February 2021 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
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