Giancarlo Esposito believes video games that portray real-world issues are ‘very important’

Video games are often about escapism but Giancarlo Esposito thinks it’s vital that the medium reflects our world, BBC reported Tuesday.

Esposito wasn’t all that knowledgeable about video games when he stepped into the role of Anton Castillo in Far Cry 6. He was still impressed with the way it mirrored real-world politics.

“I think it’s really all a part of the tapestry of what’s going on in the world,” Esposito said via BBC. “And if you’re not making a game that doesn’t reflect some of what the world is going through right now, then there’s no real relationship to you.”

The actor stated that it was “very important” for games to explore these issues. As it “makes [games] current and contemporary, expressive, and relatable to an audience,” Esposito said via BBC

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— Giancarlo Esposito (@quiethandfilms) October 7, 2021

“You’re not just sitting there, watching entertainment,” Esposito said via BBC. “You are able to lead [guerilla army] Libertade and make the decisions that will allow you to take back the country. This interaction puts you in a first-person position where you must take responsibility for others. That’s different than just you know, surfing on the couch, watching a film that’s very exciting, but doesn’t have you do much other than be a viewer.”

Wonder if Danny Trejo feels the same way. After all, he’s in Far Cry 6 too — or he was until Ubisoft removed him.

Written by Kyle Campbell on behalf of GLHF.

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