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Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito could be Far Cry 6's next villain

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Rumours are swirling that Breaking Bad and The Mandalorian actor, Giancarlo Esposito, will star in Far Cry 6 (opens in new tab).

In a recent interview (opens in new tab), Esposito confirmed he'd been working on a "huge" video game that required a whole "new style of acting", but stopped short of revealing the name of the game he'd been involved in.

“This video game I did – which is going to be huge – [but I] can’t really mention it,” Esposito teased.

Far Cry 6 has yet to be announced, let alone confirm its voice talent, but GameReactor (opens in new tab) stepped forward to insist that Esposito was talking about Far Cry 6. Curiously, though, the post making the assertion has since been deleted (opens in new tab) and its cached copy, too, has now been removed. VGC (opens in new tab), however, saw and reported on the story before the original source was deleted and it seems the story's since been magnified by the Streisand Effect (opens in new tab).

If the rumours true, this would see Esposito – who we already know can portray magnificent villains – follow in the footsteps of Better Call Saul's Michael Mando, whose performance of Vaas Montenegro in Far Cry 3 was critically-acclaimed. It also falls neatly into line with what we know of Ubisoft's plans this year, particularly as the developer/publisher reportedly has one more AAA game to announce by the end of the fiscal year, March 2021. 

Maybe we'll find out more at Ubisoft Forward? Ubisoft recently shared a teaser trailer (opens in new tab) for its upcoming Ubi Forward digital showcase, (opens in new tab) which is set to take place on July 12.

The trailer gave us a peek at some of the games we'll be seeing during the upcoming show, with bite-sized glimpses of some of Ubisoft's most anticipated titles, including Watch Dogs: Legion (opens in new tab), Assassins Creed Valhalla (opens in new tab), and Hyper Scape (opens in new tab). The Settlers, however, has just been delayed indefinitely (opens in new tab) - so we'll have to wait and see if and when we'll find out more about that.

There's a lot to get excited about in gaming this year. Here are the upcoming games of 2020 (opens in new tab) we really just can't wait for.

Vikki Blake
Weekend Reporter, GamesRadar+

Vikki Blake is GamesRadar+'s Weekend Reporter. Vikki works tirelessly to ensure that you have something to read on the days of the week beginning with 'S', and can also be found contributing to outlets including the BBC, Eurogamer, and GameIndustry.biz. Vikki also runs a weekly games column at NME, and can be frequently found talking about Destiny 2 and Silent Hill on Twitter.