On the heels of numerous teases, Ubisoft has formally confirmed that Far Cry Primal, the “next exciting chapter” in the publisher’s open-world juggernaut, will launch across PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 23, 2016. A PC release has been slated for March.
Rather than a Blood Dragon-styled spinoff, the French company has noted that Primal is very much a “full-fledged” single-player experience, designed to take the Far Cry template back to the Stone Age. Acting as a collaborative effort, it’s understood that much of the team that worked on the Himalayan-set Far Cry 4 are on board for Primal, with development duties being leveraged across Ubisoft Montréal, Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Shanghai Studio and Ubisoft Kiev Studio.
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In tandem with today’s announcement, Ubisoft posted the following message, claiming that the Stone Age fits the series formula – and the unbridled exploration it entails – like a glove.
“The Stone Age is the perfect setting for a Far Cry game,” said Jean-Christophe Guyot, creative director, Ubisoft. “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.”
Far Cry Primal, the latest entry into Ubisoft’s burgeoning franchise, will debut across PlayStation 4 and Xbox one on February 23, 2016. We’ll keep you posted on the PC release window as we learn more.