Heading back in time more than 12,000 years from this day, Ubisoft have announced that their next Far Cry game will not be taking place in the modern times but instead during the stone age – during a time where massive beasts like the woolly mammoth and sabretooth tiger ruled in earth. Titled Far Cry Primal, this next chapter in the Far Cry franchise will be available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gaming systems starting February 23 2016, followed by a PC release sometime in March 2016.
This is set to be a fully fledged single player experience developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Kiev.
Playerd 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 not necessarily necissarily anywhere close to the top of the food chain. Through the assistance of other characters, they will 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.
Dan Hay | Executive Producer at Ubisoft
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.
Jean-Christophe Guyot | Creative Director at Ubisoft
Stone Age is the perfect setting for a Far Cry game. 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.