news\ Oct 6, 2015 at 12:27 pm

Far Cry Primal officially announced with February 2016 release

Set in the 'savage' Stone Age, your one goal is to survive.

After a lengthy tease via livestream, Ubisoft has finally announced Far Cry Primal, the next chapter in the critically acclaimed open-world action franchise. 

Ubisoft confirmed that Far Cry Primal will be set in the "savage" Stone Age, with players taking on the role of TAKKAR, "a seasoned hunter and the last surviving member of his hunting group." TAKKAR will arrive in the majestic land of Oros, and players will pursue one single goal; "survive in a world where humans are the prey."

While much of this was teased in the livestream, Ubisoft says players "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."

Far Cry Primal is being developed by Ubisoft Montréal in collaboration with Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Shanghai Studio and Ubisoft Kiev Studio as a "full-fledged single player experience that will take gamers to 10,000 BC in history to a time when massive beasts like the woolly mammoth and sabretooth tiger ruled the Earth."

“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 realized how much of a damn good idea it actually was,” said Ubisoft executive producer Dan Hay.

“The Stone Age is the perfect setting for a Far Cry game,” added 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.”

Far Cry 4 is set for worldwide release on February 23, 2016 for PS4 and Xbox One. It will ship on PC in March 2016.

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