An unexpected announcement was made today by Ubisoft. A new game in the Far Cry series, Far Cry Primal, is on the way. The release date is somewhat close, hitting Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC on February 23, 2016.

Far Cry Primal will be set in the “savage stone age”. According to the press release, the game will take place in 10,000 BC, when “massive beasts like the woolly mammoth and sabertooth tiger ruled the Earth.” This could make for a very interesting setting. Who wouldn’t want to be chased by a sabertooth tiger?

In the game you will play as Takkar, in an area known as Oros. You are a hunter and the last surviving member of your group. As the player you will “meet a cast of memorable characters who will help [you] push back and tame the dangers of the wild”, and you “will journey as the first human to tame the wilderness and rise above extinction.” Ubisoft continues on to say, “along the way, [players] will have to craft weapons and tools partly from the bones of slain beasts, hunt for food, master fire, fend off fierce predators and face off against other tribes to conquer Oros.”

FarCryPrimal2This is definitely a… far cry from the original Far Cry series. When discussing the new setting, creative director Jean-Christophe Guyot had this to say, “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.”

So are you excited for this new game in the Far Cry series? Or does exploring a world without cellphones and internet make you uneasy? Let us know in the comments down below!

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