We didn't expect this: Far Cry Primal, the next entry in Ubisoft's open world property, will release worldwide on 23rd February for the PlayStation 4. The recently teased Stone Age-set spin-off will be a full game as opposed to a Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon-esque digital download, and will boast a "fully-fledged single player campaign". This will, naturally, see you assume the role of a caveman, who must survive among woolly mammoths and sabre-toothed tigers. It actually looks pretty darn rad.
Many of the people behind Far Cry 4 are working on the release, with Ubisoft Montreal leading the development alongside Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Shanghai, and Ubisoft Kiev. According to a press release, you'll play as Takkar, whose story will see him fight for his tribe to regain the region of Oros from other rivals. We suspect that you'll be liberating different districts and climbing stone structures – it is a Ubisoft game, after all.
"The interesting thing about Far Cry is that it's flexible," executive producer Dan Hay explained. "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." To be fair, it is nice to see a different kind of setting – but Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Mirror's Edge Catalyst are both due out on the same day.
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