I must admit that as much as I enjoyed Far Cry 3 and Far Cry 4, I wasn’t terribly excited about them when they were announced and I waited quite a while after their releases before I picked up a copy. Far Cry: Primal on the other hand, has me really hyped. The move to a fairly unexplored setting, forcing us to rely on ancient tools and weapons, and an entire language created purely for this game makes a pleasant change from the typical first-person shooter mechanics of the earlier entries. In an attempt to get more passengers for the hype train, Ubisoft has released a brand new trailer for Far Cry: Primal which shows off just how brutal the stone age actually would have been.
In addition to the new trailer, the folks over at Ubisoft also released a behind-the-scenes video, giving us a bit more insight into the characters and language in the game.
In case you haven’t yet heard, Far Cry: Primal’s language was created specifically for the game. It was, however, heavily based on Proto-Indo-European, the language spoken by many people living between 4500 and 2500 BCE and served as the origins of many languages that exist today. Because Far Cry: Primal is set in the stone age, however, the game’s creators wanted to create a language that sounded as if it were the foundation of Proto-Indo-European to give the game the most authentic feeling possible.
Far Cry: Primal launches on PS4 and Xbox One on 23 February, with the PC release following on 1 March.