Ubisoft has announced a new Far Cry game for release in 2016. Far Cry Primal is a spin-off set in the Stone Age which will focus on basic weaponry but retain the popular open world structure of Far Cry 3 and 4. Yes that means a lot of wildlife to hunt and run terrified away from.
Set in 10,000 BC, the game is described as a "full-fledged single player experience" and will ship on 23 February 2016 for PS4 and Xbox One and in March 2016 on PC. Players will play as TAKKAR, "a seasoned hunter and the last surviving member of his hunting group".
In Oros, the game's setting, players are tasked with a simple goal; survive. Players will hunt with fellow tribesmen and clash with rivals according to the games' trailer below.
"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 Ubisoft Montreal's executive producer Dan Hay in a press release.
"The Stone Age is the perfect setting for a Far Cry game," adds creative director Jean-Christophe Guyot. "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."
The game has been announced in tandem with a cover feature in this month's issue of Game Informer.
Ubisoft teased the game's announcement yesterday (5 October) with a live-stream showing nothing but a cave painting focusing on a cave man with a bow and arrow, who is surrounded by animals such as a woolly mammoth, saber-toothed tiger, a bear and... an owl, as well as other tribal cave men.
The live-stream ran until the full announcement today (6 October) despite IGN Turkey accidentally leaking the game's existence shortly after the stream went live. Kotaku later ran a story confirming the leak, citing their own sources.