One of Ubisoft’s big reveals for its Ubisoft Forward event has already leaked, and now the company has produced a brief teaser for Far Cry 6 with a look at its big star. The short clip shows Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito smoking a cigarette, with a short message that we’ll see more to come at the event.
The leak revealed that Esposito will appear in Far Cry 6, which is supported by this tweet coming from the official Far Cry account. Far Cry 6 will take place in a tropical paradise called Yara, ruled over by the despotic Anton Castillo and his son Diego. Esposito appears likely to be playing Castillo.
This tweet appears to acknowledge the leak with a cheeky reference, saying “Anton would not be pleased.” And as those who have watched Breaking Bad or its spin-off Better Call Saul can attest, you don’t want to get on Esposito’s bad side. He also played a new Star Wars villain in the Disney+ series The Mandalorian.
The listing also revealed that Far Cry 6 will appear on both current and next-gen consoles, and offer a free upgrade path for digital purchases from PlayStation 4 to PS5, similar to Microsoft’s Smart Delivery on Xbox One to Xbox Series X. According to the leaked store listing, it’s scheduled for release on February 18, 2021.