There’s some ferocious beasts lurking around Far Cry Primal’s Stone Age. A lowly bow and arrow or a spear just isn’t enough to bring these beasts down – luckily Takkar isn’t your average hunter – he is the beast master, able to tame animals and use them to hunt, scout and cause distractions – pretty insane right!
As we started to study the time period, we learned that in Siberia, in order to actually hunt giant mammoths, man formed an alliance with wolf,” says Guyot. “So this was an interesting starting point, and it made us realize that with all the animals we have, we had enough opportunities to pursue this idea. It started with the wolf, and then we just decided to go ahead and create a lot of diversity, because all the animals have really different approach.
Check out the official Beast Master trailer below and a walkthrough showing off hunting with beasts.
Last night Ubisoft began to tease a new game, the unveil was slightly ruined by IGN Turkey letting the prehistoric cat out of the bag – Far Cry Primal has now been officially unveiled and rather than a Blood Dragon expansion, Primal will be the next full instalment to the series.
Releasing February 23, Primal rids the modern-day skin that the series has been renowned for and goes back in time to 10,000 BC where a savage land is roamed by woolly mammoths and sabretooth tigers.
Playing as the hunter TAKKAR and set in the land or Oros, the aim of the game is survival – and by the looks of the game’s cover – you won’t be alone.
Is it me, or does that sabretooth tiger looks like a pet rather than a potential threat! As the first man, you need to survive, hunt, master fire and (unsurprisingly) craft weapons and tools. Dan Hay, Executive Producer, Ubisoft had this to say:
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 realised how much of a damn good idea it actually was
Earlier today Ubisoft started a live broadcast on YouTube with nothing but a placeholder image and a tagline to go on. The cave painting of a lonely looking man was soon joined by several other characters wielding bows and spears – many on twitter hinted at a new Far Cry reveal and then IGN Turkey tweeted – the new title is called Far Cry Primal.
The main post has been pulled but not before we grabbed this image from their tweet – good job IGN Turkey!