The next offering from Ubisoft in the Far Cry franchise is granting players the opportunity to go back… way back, to the stone age in fact. The award winning team that has so far taken us around such exotic and far flung locations as the Jungles of the Pacific Islands, the African Savannah and even the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas, have gone one step further with Far Cry:Primal by transporting us back to the stone age, to 10,000 BC to be exact.
“The interesting thing about Far Cry is that it’s flexible, so when a team proposed to explore the idea of a Far Cry taking place during the Stone Age, we just said ‘let’s hear it!’ And the more we heard about it, the more we realised how much of a damn good idea it actually was,” said Dan Hay, Executive Producer, Ubisoft.
Gamers play as TAKKAR, a seasoned hunter and the last surviving member of his hunting group. Arriving in the majestic and savage land of Oros, players will pursue one single goal; survive in a world where humans are the prey. They will meet a cast of memorable characters who will help them push back and tame the dangers of the wild. Players will journey as the first human to tame the wilderness and rise above extinction. Along the way, they will have to hunt for food, master fire, fend off fierce predators, craft weapons and tools partly from the bones of slain beasts, and face off against other tribes to conquer Oros.
“The Stone Age is the perfect setting for a Far Cry game,” said Jean-Christophe Guyot, Creative Director, Ubisoft. “Far Cry usually puts you at 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, the time when we started climbing the food chain. That came with conflict against other humans, of course, but also against nature itself.”
Far Cry Primal hits shelves worldwide on February 23, 2016 for the PlayStation4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One. The game will also ship on Windows PC in March 2016. Ubisoft will be broadcasting their first community stream today at 12pm EST – 5pm GMT and 0900 PST. You can watch this on their Twitch channel just here and get a look at the gameplay ahead of the launch next month. Until then we’ll leave you with the official trailer from Ubisoft.