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Far Cry Primal Is Not A Standalone, But A Full Game

Since Far Cry 3, the franchise has taken the world by storm with amazing games such as Far Cry 3, Far Cry 4, and Far Cry Blood Dragon.

Although Blood Dragon is a standalone title from the series, it was very well received by fans. However, for some reason, the community is referring to the upcoming Far Cry Primal as being Far Cry 4.5. This is unfortunately a mistake; Ubisoft clearly confirmed that Primal is the next Far Cry game of the series, and not a standalone title like Blood Dragon.

In an exclusive interview with media outlet IGN, Far Cry Primal lead writer Kevin Shortt explains that Ubisoft sees Primal as the “next Far Cry”, as explained above.

“For us, Primal is a full on Far Cry,” explained Shortt. “The main campaign is around 30 hours, we’ve created a whole new world, new flora and fauna. It’s a full game, and so if anyone has doubts about that, they just spend a bit of time in the game to realise it’s something huge. This is our new Far Cry game.”

“We had to do a lot of research”, said Shortt about the newly explored primal theme features in this game. “We had to figure out what the period was, and decided that 10,000 BC was a good period – that’s the mesolithic period – because that’s when humans went from more nomadic tribes to settling down and establishing villages. As a result of that, they started more wars, they started more conflicts, because they’re settling in the same regions and fighting over resources.”


Creating such a game requires resources and lots of studies. For Primal, Ubisoft was able to get in touch with many experts of the field. Although, for example, the game’s central tribe – the Wenja – is fictional, they reflect the era’s homo sapiens almost to the letter.

“We reached out to a lot of experts,” said Shortt. “There was a professor who was actually from Montreal. He knew homo sapiens and Neanderthals, he’d gone to France and visited the old caves and studied all of that, so we brought him in and he was able to give us perspective on all these people.”


Far Cry Primal is a work of art in many aspects, including History wise.

If you wish to learn more about the idea behind Primal, feel free to visit for the complete interview with Kevin Shortt.

Far Cry Primal is scheduled for release February 23, 2016, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. For more information about the game, please visit

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Slimzz is a DJ & Gamer by night, IMGMR's Senior Editor and PR by day. He loves to break the meta in his own way, and discover new and engaging games.

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