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Ubisoft livestream teasing Far Cry Primal (Ice Age Far Cry)

Ghostmaster

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Watch this reveal simply end with 'Far Cry Primal' when the video finishes zooming out. Ubisoft seem to excel at annoying the hell out of people. Couldn't someone have a quiet word with them?

Nah, it will be an animated video using the images and objects on the picture, we already have pieces of it in that video that Ubisoft Switzerland posted on their twitter.
 

sn00zer

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Hopefully this has giant 9 ft beavers, mammoth sloths, and all the other weird giant rodents of the ice age people forget about.

its actually really cool how many surprises there could be considering most people's Ice Age knowledge begins and ends with mammoth and saber tooth tigers


 

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Guys, there aren't going to be dinosaurs because Ubisoft Editorial decreed around five years ago that all their major ~$15+ million dollar projects should drop all fantasy and any heavy sci-fi themes (like, beyond the extent of what you see in Tom Clancy or Assassin's Creed where it's generally modern day).

If you look at Assassin's Creed, Watch_Dogs, Tom Clancy, or even things like For Honor, they all follow this.

But For Honor is pure fantasy. Unless you mean LOTR type fantasy?
 

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I don't think this was the Ubisoft Editorial article Nirolak was thinking of as it only briefly touches on sci-fi/fantasy material and doesn't mention budgeting, but it's still an interesting and revealing read if you want to know why Ubisoft's output is all so... Ubisofty. The original seems to be gone for some reason, had to find it in the archives:

Meet the editors pushing Ubisoft to be better than Nintendo, Rockstar, Valve and Blizzard
 

LordBaztion

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Guys, there aren't going to be dinosaurs because Ubisoft Editorial decreed around five years ago that all their major ~$15+ million dollar projects should drop all fantasy and any heavy sci-fi themes (like, beyond the extent of what you see in Tom Clancy or Assassin's Creed where it's generally modern day).

If you look at Assassin's Creed, Watch_Dogs, Tom Clancy, or even things like For Honor, they all follow this.

This is Osiris. It was canned because it was about fighting mythical creatures and gods and that's a no-no for a big budget at Ubisoft.
Go dammit Ubisoft, you better make a dark fantasy pirate game.
 

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Maybe it's time for a new Turok? If this is actually going to be set in the past, then keep dinosaurs out of it, otherwise I want to shoot a tyrannosaur with a minigun!
 

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There are so many sci-fi and fantasy games out there that I kind of like Ubisofts "let's keep it real" approach, truth to be told. It's not that I dislike those genres, but it's nice to have a bit more variety. It's something that Ubisoft is definitely good at and for what I appreciate the Assassin's Creed series with its everchanging historical settings.

Too bad about the actual games, though.

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Fantasy/sci fi /=/ interesting or imaginative
 

gundamkyoukai

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I don't think movie successes influence game publishers. if that was the case, we'd have many AAA superhero games but we don't

To make a superhero game you need the license which can cost a lot or the company that owns the license might want some of the profit .
You don't have that problem with dinos still the Ice age is interesting .
 

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Can't wait to skin and re-extinct all these animals! Maybe this time they will be aggressive towards the player and actually provide a thin veil of an excuse other than 'we made all these wildlife only for you to kill to unlock your next bag capacity upgrade'.
 

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Imagine this being the Shangri La parts being stretched out over a whole game. Those really sucked because they lacked the fun sandbox variety all the tools in the normal game gave you. I am curious as to how they will make this interesting.
 

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Sharks were bad enough. I'm staying in my boat.

Terradactyls might eat you too.

I'm staying in my cave.
 

Ghostmaster

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To make a superhero game you need the license which can cost a lot or the company that owns the license might want some of the profit .
You don't have that problem with dinos still the Ice age is interesting .

Most developers already own the licences. It's the game making that's hard.
I mean WB is a game publisher itself and the only thing they got going is Batman.

Acitivision still has the Spiderman licence and still the games are horrible.
 

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Looks to be right up my alley. I'm not tired of the Far Cry formula yet so I'm pretty interested in what this does to said formula.

I hope the grappling hook and wing-suit are somehow still in. It'll be a little annoying to not have those after using them all throughout 4.
 

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To make a superhero game you need the license which can cost a lot or the company that owns the license might want some of the profit .
You don't have that problem with dinos .

Many companies already have superhero licenses like Spiderman but they don't care about it and also there are iron man games on ios/android and those shitty thor/captain america/green lantern games last gen so I don't think it's licensing issues.
 

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B-b-but i wanted my Blood Dragon sequel only thing i am craving for...stopped playing Far Cry after FC2 since then it went down hill like any other ubisoft game.
 

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Looks to be right up my alley. I'm not tired of the Far Cry formula yet so I'm pretty interested in what this does to said formula.

I hope the grappling hook and wing-suit are somehow still in. It'll be a little annoying to not have those after using them all throughout 4.

Let me tell you about the ice age...
 

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11k people watching this nonsense lol
Way too damn long "tease" for what's probably just a Far Cry spin-off (or anything, really)... wtf were the PR people thinking
 

jelly

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Can't wait to skin and re-extinct all these animals! Maybe this time they will be aggressive towards the player and actually provide a thin veil of an excuse other than 'we made all these wildlife only for you to kill to unlock your next bag capacity upgrade'.

A fury saber tooth bag. Totes amazing.

Yeah, I'm not fond of the Ubi template.
 

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Guys I just looked at the stream again.


See that orb near the bottom left.

That's a fucking center point.

There is still stuff under and around it
 

singhr1

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Hopefully I won't have to kill dogs or other small mammals for skins anymore. Hunting small creatures always irked me the wrong way in 3 and 4. I never was able to fully upgrade because of it. Going to the prehistoric/ice age and fighting for survival (food, etc.) rather than for upgrades would be a huge improvement to me.
 
I'm currently paging through the archives of GamesIndustry.biz trying to find it.

I can easily understand why people wouldn't believe me out of hand, though I submit what Ubisoft spends money on as evidence in the meantime.
Okay I can't find it again. If anyone is better with Google, the topics of the interview included how New IPs often don't make money so you should always make your New IP with a sequel in mind (as the sequel can capitalize on a lower development time and a bigger audience), as well as Ubisoft wanting to invest in IPs that resonate with people by being believable and similar to the real world (either present day, past, or near future) when a lot of money is involved.

But For Honor is pure fantasy. Unless you mean LOTR type fantasy?

Yeah. There are no dragons or mages in the game.

Fictional is obviously fine.
 

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Here's my Far Cry Primal Checklist:
- Caveman
- Guns
- Dinosaurs
- Bows
- Time Traveling Vaas
- Cave-women
- Aliens
- A mysterious, sarcastic tiger voiced by Dennis Leary
- Awkward sex rituals
 

Jack Scofield

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11k people watching this nonsense lol
Way too damn long "tease" for what's probably just a Far Cry spin-off (or anything, really)... wtf were the PR people thinking

Over 11K people watching. A 24 page thread talking about it here. I'd say it's pretty effective so far.
 

tesqui

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It'd be great if after it fully pans out, the camera turns around and it's actual first person gameplay.