Ubisoft set the stage for Far Cry Primal’s setting in the reveal trailer. Last night, they gave us our first look at gameplay. You play as Takkar, the last member of a tribe of seasoned hunters. The reveal trailer shows your group getting ambushed by a sabretooth tiger. The latest trailer shows us taming one. How? Why? It’s videogames. Who cares.
Welp, add another game to early 2016 I’m looking forward to. That looked pretty damn sweet. Osiris and Blue team aren’t the only ones who can follow orders. Now we have sabretooth tigers, bears and wolves at our command.
Is it just me, or would this be perfect for co-op? Pouncing on other tribes as a bear? That would be different. And awesome.
Here’s how Ubisoft describes the game.
Welcome to the Stone Age, a time of extreme danger and limitless adventure, when giant mammoths and sabretooth tigers ruled the Earth, and humanity is at the bottom of the food chain. As the last survivor of your hunting group, you will learn to craft a deadly arsenal, fend off fierce predators, and outsmart enemy tribes to conquer the land of Oros and become the Apex Predator.
How will Ubisoft’s trademark open-world gameplay mechanics translate to Far Cry Primal? We all know Takkar will climb a big ass tree or rock to reveal sections of the map. Take a look at 1:34 in the trailer. Elevated position? Check. Bird call? Yep. Wide angle shot following said bird? Yup.
I guess it could also be a companion. We do see the bird attacking an enemy right after.
Itching for more Far Cry Primal info? Ubisoft released a behind the scenes video back in October. In it, the developers talk a bit more about bringing the world of Oros to life. They touch on how they plan add variety to gameplay and weapons in a Stone Age period.
Also, Far Cry Primal is a full retail game. It’s not like Blood Dragon. Primal is coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC on February 23, 2016 for $60.