Far Cry Primal
PC, PS4, Xbox One
Publisher/ developer Ubisoft ( Montreal) Format PC, PS4, Xbox One Origin Canada Release February 23 ( PS4, Xbox One), March ( PC)
Before the news leaked in October, surely few would have foreseen this series would travel back in time to the Stone Age; then again, elephants to mammoths is a fairly logical next step. Indeed, while the setting is new, the structure is a familiar rags-toslightly-better-rags tale. You play a hunter named Takkar, the lone survivor of an ambush, who must kill and craft his way through a primeval sandbox until he’s powerful enough to lead his own tribe. The focus is firmly on melee combat against a variety of rival hunters and prodigiously toothed opponents, with rudimentary bows and arrows your only ranged options.