Far Cry Primal is due to launch on 23rd February 2016, and Ubisoft has accelerated the media blitz, today releasing not one but two videos about the game.
The first is a basic story trailer that follows our hero Takkar through his world of dark medicine men, gigantic wild animals, and warring tribes of homo sapiens. The trailer is brutal, featuring graphic, bloody violence by and against both man and beast. The spoken dialogue is spoken in a semi-fictional prehistoric language derived from other ancient languages, with English subtitles.
The other video is how the developers invented a new language based on proto-European languages. Even the subtleties of the new language are exploited, as a more advanced tribe, the Izila, is given a more refined, advanced dialect from the same language. For words that couldn't be found in those ancient tongues, the creative team had to invent words that sounded like they'd fit in with the rest of the language. For example, the team knew of twenty root words for the word "to shine", but couldn't find a single word for a simple "yes".
Gamers interested in Far Cry Primal can check out the official site. The game will be released on PC and multiple console platforms.