Even with the game not out yet, one thing is for absolute certain: Far Cry Primal will undoubtedly be unique. Taking a radical step away from the guns, cars, and boats the series was built on, the next Far Cry game is in uncharted territory. But Ubisoft has not only put in the work to make sure its right, they feel that work will pay off.

In what is likely to be the last dev diary for the game, the development team explains and documents how they first came to the idea of Far Cry Primal, and all the steps they took to maintain the Far Cry core while nailing the authenticity the series aspires to. Clocking in at over 11 minutes, it’s fair to say it’s a pretty detailed peek behind the scenes.

Setting the game in the Mesolithic period, the team looked at real world migration patterns and cultural development. To make the characters as believable as possible, the team consulted movement coaches and linguists, sending the actors into movement training and full immersion language courses from the three languages of the game.

Far Cry Primal releases next week, February 23rd, for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. What do you think of the level of authenticity? Let us know in the comments.

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