Ubisoft has just announced something we didn’t even know we wanted: A brand new Far Cry game, set in the Stone Age. Yes, really. There’s woolly mammoths and sabre-tooth tigers and all sorts of fun stuff, and it’ll all be playable in February next year!
Far Cry Primal was revealed via a publisher livestream, which showed off what we can expect: A single-player game set in 10,000 BC. You play as Takkar, a “seasoned hunter and the last surviving member of his hunting group”. The game follows his experiences in the “savage land of Oros”, where he must try to survive in a world where humans are prey.
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.
Part of that battle against nature means Takkar must tame the wilderness and rise above extinction, hunting for food, fending off predators, crafting weapons, mastering tools and even sparking fire – all while fighting off other tribes who also want to conquer Oros.
Adding even more excitement to the reveal: Far Cry Primal has already confirmed a release date! You’ll be headed back to the Stone Age on PS4 and Xbox One from February 23, 2016, while PC gamers can join in a month later.