Not everything is lost when you leap a million or so years back into the Stone Age. As the Far Cry Primal announcement trailer clearly shows us, bows, murder, and Ubisoft’s logo have been around for time immemorial.
Officially announced earlier today, Far Cry Primal is the latest In Ubisoft’s open-world, first-person action-adventure game. We’ll now roam the land of Oros as Takkar, the “sole survivor of an ambush on his hunting group.” Even when surrounded by predators day and night, it seems Man just can’t take a break from beating each other with sticks, huh?
Setting the game in a vastly different environment keeps things fresh but if the underlying mechanics don’t evolve then it’ll all be for naught. The absence of firearms certainly helps in this regard, and survival does seem like a legitimate threat now with saber-toothed cats and other beasties lurking about. Fun as it was, the previous games had issues with the fauna being a little too bloodthirsty for no good reason; at least this time it’s because humans are active participants in the circle of life.
Ubisoft stresses the safeguarding of Takkar’s tribe to ensure its growth, and fire will play a key role in our success here. The trailer doesn’t show it but we’re confident that fire will be used for more than just keeping things lit at night – perhaps a return to the widespread blazes of Far Cry 2?
Far Cry Primal will release on 23 February 2016 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PC version will release slightly later, sometime in March 2016.