The latest Far Cry game has finally been revealed. Called Far Cry Primal, the new game in Ubisoft's famed franchise takes us back to the Stone Age, probably almost to the beginning of time (with humans around), following the last Ice Age.
There's a lot tto say about the new Far Cry game. Here are five intricate details that you must know ahead of the game's release.
Far Cry Primal – Chief Intricate Details
For Far Cry Primal, players will be a part of a setting that goes back to 10,000 BC – basically, the Mesolithic period. In this aeon, humans evolved from being basic hunter-gatherers to using more advanced tools to domesticate and hunt animals, and even use plants in the best way possible. "Stone Age man was already quite advanced," said Art Director Mickael Labat in a behind-the-scenes video. "He knew how to use stone in 150 different ways."
As far as in-game characters are concerned, Far Cry Primal will see Takkar as our new star. He's basically the sole living member of his tribe and has been voiced by Elias Toufexis (Adam Jensen in Deus Ex). According to Narrative Director Jean-Sebastien Decant, Takkar "is exhausted, he's lost everyone, he is alone, he has no weapons, and he finds himself in a place where actually you don't know if beasts or men are the most dangerous."
For those who want more details about the setting of the new game, the wild "cornucopia" of Oros serves as the base for Far Cry Primal. It's a massive valley of redwood forests, harsh taiga, and human swamps left behind by a melted glacier towards the end of the Ice Age. For the game, Ubisoft says the land will be dense with activity, with each habitat-type filled with wildlife to discover. There will be warring tribes to avoid and lush environments to explore.
If you are wondering about the in-game weapons, stop dreaming about shotguns and machine guns. Expect appropriate time-period weapons made out of what was available from nature. "We have an enormous variety of weapons," Labat stated. "Spears, bows, blades, clubs. All made with raw materials – rock, bone, ligaments."
The game isn't coming anytime too soon. Far Cry Primal will be available for $59.99 on PS4 and Xbox One starting 23 February, 2016. The PC version won't be available until March, however. The official Far Cry website has already listed multiple retailers offering pre-orders. They include GameStop, Best Buy, Amazon, and the UPlay store. Along with each pre-order, "The Legend Of The Mammoth Mission Pack" will also be available.
Stay tuned for more updates!