Anton apparently will stick around longer than previous foes.
At the Ubisoft Forward event over the weekend, we got the official announcement for Far Cry 6 with a pretty stunning cinematic trailer. The game is sure to bring the goods you’ve come to expect from the franchise. And speaking of expectations, there has become somewhat of a formula to the series that many have come to expect. The game’s villain, played by Giancarlo Esposito, made quite the impression, but the last several Far Cry titles have had striking antagonists that tend to vanish for most of the narrative while you deal with their flunkies. Well, it seems Esposito’s Anton may stick around a little longer.
In an interview with Press Start, Narrative Director Navid Khavari was asked about how big Anton’s role would be compared to previous entries, and he replied “very big.” He said that Anton, his son Diego, and player character Danny anchor the story, so it was important to get more time than usual with Anton. He also said you’d be seeing a lot of Diego as well, seeming to imply they will have a much bigger part of the narrative than previous villains.
“A very big role. I think what was important to us from a narrative perspective and we’re going to go much deeper into the specifics of the narrative later on, but what I can say is, Anton, Danny, and Diego are sort of this triumvirate that the story and the main game story sort of hang on. So it was not only important for us that you’d get a good amount of face time with Anton just to see that window into his worldview, but also to create this almost dynamic between the three of you that carries through all the way to the end of the game. So I think you’re going to be seeing a lot of Anton, you’re seeing a lot of Diego and I think where it becomes really interesting is throwing Danny’s perspective into the mix.”
Far Cry 6 releases February 18th for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC and Stadia.