Ubisoft releases a live-action trailer for Far Cry Primal that takes gamers on a trip through time, exploring the evolution of warfare all the way back to the Stone Age.
For those Far Cry Primal fans who happen to be unaware of the forthcoming action-adventure title being set around 10,000 BCE, developer Ubisoft has shot and released a live-action trailer denoting just that. Entitled “The Charge”, the Far Cry Primal video focuses on a central figure fighting in numerous battles, as he’s retroactively sent through time to various conflicts in history.
The clip starts with the protagonist shooting his way through a drab and dystopian war-zone with soldiers wearing and using futuristic armor and guns, which leads to him to reliving past bouts of bloodshed ranging from the Invasion of Normandy in World War II to a medieval clash of clans. Interestingly enough, the video ends with the man who is ostensibly Takkar – that is, Far Cry Primal‘s main character – taking on a ferocious-looking saber-toothed tiger with just a bone for a weapon.
Although Ubisoft provides no new gameplay footage in the trailer, its overall production value is still incredibly high. Plus, as seen below, Far Cry Primal fans can also get a glimpse of the actual in-game materials at the end of the video’s run should they have missed out on anything released in the past several months.
Ever since Far Cry Primal‘s reveal trailer, fans of the franchise have been wondering whether or not Ubisoft’s decision to turn back the clock and replace the usual bits of contemporary technology in the first-person title with instruments of the Stone Age would be a successful one. After all, each and every game in the series up to this point has relied on elements of gunplay to move the action forward. However, developers have assured fans that the risk will definitely pay off, and give players with a unique experience.
Another concern fans have had regarding Far Cry Primal‘s changes is Ubisoft’s confirmation of the game’s lack of a co-op feature, which prompted the title’s creators to defend its exclusion, saying that it allowed the development team to focus on making a better single player mode. Of course, with most of the other titles in the series not really focusing on co-op all that much, nixing it makes sense, especially with Ubisoft needing to hit certain development deadlines.
At any rate, with Far Cry Primal‘s launch date being less than three weeks away, fans will have to wait for the final product to see if the release is up to snuff. Considering the fact that Ubisoft’s previous entries for the franchise have contained great gameplay and solid stories, the developer’s choice to take a chance in putting Far Cry Primal in a prehistoric era will likely be well-built, and at the very least, should provide a refreshing take on the series. In the meantime, though, folks can get a better idea of what to expect from the title with our hands-on preview.
Far Cry Primal will be available on February 23, 2016 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a PC release date set for March 1, 2016.
Source: Ubisoft – YouTube