After teasing that a new title would be revealed soon, Ubisoft has announced today the next title in the Far Cry franchise, Far Cry Primal, for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
The game is being developed by Ubisoft Montereal, in collaboration with other Ubisofts studios, including Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Kiev. Unlike previous Far Cry titles, Far Cry Primal will take players to the Stone Age, a primitive era filled with huge wild animals, such as mammoths and sabretooth tigers.
Set in 10,000 BC, players will take control of a hunter named Takkar. After everyone in his hunting group dies, Takkar travels through the land of Oros with one objective on his mind: conquer the land of Oros and become the Apex Predator. In order to do this, Takkar must survive and tame the wilderness by learning to hunt food, craft weapons, master fire and fend off fierce predators. Our protagonist will also have to fight against enemy tribes in order to achieve his objective.
"The 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," said creative director Jean-Christophe Guyot.
Far Cry Primal releases on the 23rd of February on PS4 and Xbox One, with the PC version releasing a few weeks later, sometime in March.