Today, Ubisoft revealed the newest entry in the Far Cry series, and this time it takes a step back in time, to when wooly mammoths and saber-tooth tigers walked the lands. Far Cry Primal will be hitting PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in early 2016.
From the Youtube channel, “The award-winning Far Cry franchise that stormed the tropics and the Himalayas now enters the original fight for humanity’s survival with its innovative open-world sandbox gameplay, bringing together massive beasts, breathtaking environments, and unpredictable savage encounters.”
The Ubisoft blog gives us more information, and tells us about the character we’ll be taking control of, Takkar. “Like any good hunter, Takkar carries an extensive set of survival skills, including the ability to craft tools and weapons from the bones of the beasts he slays and the resources he gathers in the wild. These are not only crucial for his own safety against predators (both human and animal), they’re also essential in maintaining the safety of his tribe. Takkar will need to guard his fledgling group carefully to ensure its survival and growth.”
“Like every Far Cry before it, Far Cry Primal takes place in a massive open world, and Takkar’s adventure will take him through a number of landscapes, ranging from swamps to redwood cedar forests, and when nightfall comes to Oros, fire may be the only thing standing between Takkar and a particularly sharp set of teeth or the jagged tip of a spear. The use of fire is perhaps just as important, if not more important, than the weapons Takkar crafts. In addition to using it for protection at night, he can use it for additional tactical options when assaulting beasts or infiltrating enemy outposts.”
Far Cry Primal will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on the 23rd of February 2016. PC release will follow in March.