Ubisoft has revealed that the next game in the Far Cry series will be set in the Stone Age. In Far Cry Primal, players will assume the role of a lone hunter named Takkar whose primary task is to remain alive in the wild at a time when humans weren’t at the top of the food chain.
Takkar ended up as the sole survivor after his hunting group was ambushed, forcing him to face the untamed land of Oros on his own. The game’s description says the hero will face off against massive mammoths, saber tooth tigers and rival hunters along the way using a collection of crude weaponry – much of which Takkar must craft on his own.
Ubisoft said the action will take place across varying landscapes including swamps and redwood cedar forests. Given the time period, it’s of little surprise that fire will play a major role in the game, both in providing protection at night and as a tactical option when ambushing wildlife or infiltrating enemy outposts.
The trailer embedded above should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect.
Far Cry Primal is set to arrive on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 23, 2016 as a full-fledged single-player experience, not a small spinoff like Blood Dragon. It’ll land on PC the following month, we’re told.