"Far Cry Primal" takes survival of the fittest to a whole new level with their newest release from the Far Cry family. "Far Cry Primal" will be released by Ubisoft games this Tuesday, February 23rd on PS4 and Xbox One. The PC version for Windows will be released on March 1st, 2016.

Back to the Stone Age

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

In Far Cry Primal you will play as Takkar; a member of the Wenja tribe who has become separated from his people. The main focus of the game will be to survive in this unusual and cruel wide open world. You will conquer outposts, help other characters with side quests, scavenge items, and hunt. As the game progresses you will also hone your crafting abilities through hunting and scavenging. 

Another aspect of the game is Takkar's ability to tame beasts. Each beast has its' own set of special abilities. There are 17 beasts in total that you will be able to gain as your companion. Some of the beasts that you can tame include wolves, cave lions, cheetahs, and even a honey badger. You will also have an owl companion that you can send into camps as a scout, you can also have it attack your enemies.

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The other beasts that you tame can also be used for attacking enemies or hunting purposes.

Dan Hay, executive producer at Ubisoft states: “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.”