Far Cry Primal has just been announced by Ubisoft, the developers behind the increasingly popular Far Cry series and the now annualized Assassin’s Creed games. Releasing on February 23rd 2016 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and in March for PC gamers, we won’t have to wait an ice age to sink our teeth into this prehistoric adventure.
Taking place in 10,000 BC, you play as TAKKAR, a sole survivor of his hunting group who arrives in the savage land of Oros, where the beasts of the past roam about. The main goal of players is to tame the wilds and defy extinction as you hunt, craft, master fire and fend off fierce creatures. Woolly Mammoths and Sabretooth Tigers are among a few of the now extinct wildlife that you will have to contend with, not to mention warring tribes that will fight against you, similar to outposts in past Far Cry games. Far Cry Primal will be a full-fledged sandbox game chock full of massive animals, breathtaking environments and unpredictable, savage encounters.
Creative director at Ubisoft, Jean-Christophe Guyot stated:
The Stone Age is the perfect setting for a Far Cry game. Far Cry usually puts you on the edge of the known world, in a beautiful, lawless and savage frontier. The Stone Age is, in a way, the very first frontier for humankind; it’s the time when humans put a stick in the ground and claimed land for their own, a time when we started climbing the food chain. That came with conflict against other humans, of course, but also against nature itself.
It’s unknown at this time if this will be a massive world with loads of content like Far Cry 4, or if this will a more bite sized game like Far Cry Blood Dragon. Ubisoft does mention that the game is full-fledged, but no mention of multiplayer and the early spring release date may indicate a smaller sized release. For our thoughts on Far Cry 4, click here, and feel free to leave your comments below on what you want to see included in Far Cry Primal, or even what you don’t.