While Far Cry Primal is nearing the end of development, some of the developers over at Ubisoft saw fit to hold a community-exclusive livestream and show off plenty of new gameplay while dishing out details and answering questions. Far Cry Primal sits in a different landscape from previous Far Cry games in that it’s set in the Mesolithic period – meaning no cars or firearms. Instead players are armed with a series of primitive and exceptionally deadly tools of murder, ranging from spears, to axes, to the now-staple longbow. The gameplay itself does look very much like how it worked back in Far Cry 3 and Far Cry 4, in that taking territory and fighting off wildlife still play major parts in the player’s more aggressive interaction with the spanning game world. The Dunia Engine 2’s fire tech makes a return in the enhanced usefulness of fire in a world without electricity, and wild animals may now be tamed and then ordered in a manner similar to Far Cry 4’s Shangri-La sections. More importantly though, survival is now a end for hunting and gathering, rather than just crafting for upgrades.
In case you missed it, you can catch yesterday’s community livestream below. Far Cry Primal is due for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 23, and PC on March 1.
For more on Far Cry Primal, see our preview of the game here.