A few days ago, Ubisoft teased a new game announcement and sources said it was a new Far Cry .
Yep, that's what it is: The publisher has officially revealed Far Cry Primal , which will be set in the "savage Stone Age." This is slightly different than the reported Ice Age setting.
The new effort is described as a "full-fledged single-player experience" (always good to hear) and the year is 10,000 BC when massive beasts like the woolly mammoth and sabertooth tiger roam the untamed landscape. Players will assume the role of Takkar, a hunter and the last surviving member of his hunting group. Additionally, we'll get a "cast of memorable characters," so we're looking forward to an engaging narrative.
Players will also have the opportunity to craft tools and weapons based on what they can find and in the announcement trailer, you'll see the hunter take down a woolly mammoth with spears and arrows. Said 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 Primal is set to launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 23, 2016; it'll release on PC in March. That could pose a problem, though, as both Mirror's Edge: Catalyst and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided also hit store shelves on the 23rd of February.
Hope you've got some time on your hands this winter!
Related Game(s): Far Cry Primal