Joint developersand Expansive Worlds have released the final version of dino survival game theHunter: Primal. Yes, the title is meant to look like that. No I don't know why.
If you've played a first-person survival game likeyou'll be in familiar territory here, with the exception that when you're not bust starving to death or dying from exposure you've got hungry packs of Utahraptors and the occasional wandering T-Rex to deal with.
The game's crept under my radar actually, but the launch trailer above has me itching to give it a go. My childhood obsession with dinosaurs has never really gone away, and this is pretty much the video game twelve year old me would have lost his mind at.
theHunter: Primal's Early Access phase started in December last year, and judging by the game's Steam page the fans are pretty happy with the content updates and patches they've been receiving. Right now the game's 24 km² world is populated by five different dinosaur species, and features a dynamic weather system and various weapons with which to try and fend off your toothy adversaries.
”It’s been a great few months, listening to our newly founded community and shaping Primal into the game they want to play” writes Expansive Worlds CEO Pim Holfve in a press release sent over to us today. “Together with them, we have created an intense and highly unique experience. But we’re just getting started. If the initial success is anything to go by, I look forward to keep evolving theHunter: Primal for years to come.”
theHunter: Primal is available for 20% offfor the first seven days of its launch.
Dinosaur survival game theHunter: Primal drops out of Early Access today
31 March 2015 | By Nick Horth