Forget Louie in the back over there; save yourself! (credit: Ubisoft)
On Monday, Ubisoft posted a bunch of vague cave-painting images and videos at its social media feeds, hinting at an impending announcement. It didn't take long for fans and media outlets to guess that it'd be related to the company's open-world shooting series Far Cry, and that hunch was confirmed on Tuesday with the official reveal of next year's Far Cry Primal.
Much like Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, this spinoff entry in the series transports the series' general gameplay formula to an entirely new, unrelated location and era—though this time, instead of a neon-soaked warp to a violent super-future full of robotic dinosaurs, Far Cry Primal will take players to a prehistoric era that, according to today's new teaser trailer, will be inhabited with no less than saber-tooth tigers and wooly mammoths.
Far Cry Primal teaser
The teaser showed off rudimentary, handmade weapons like spears and bows, and the game's announcement mentioned the need to craft other tools, make use of fire for protection, and guard fellow tribespeople, so we may finally see the Far Cry series resemble the growing field of open-world-survival games that have been dominating PC sales charts lately (ARK: Survival Evolved, The Long Dark, et al).