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Far Cry Primal will not have co-op

Ubisoft plans on you hunting alone in Far Cry Primal.

Hope you enjoy hunting alone. Far Cry Primal will not have co-op or any form of multiplayer. Ubisoft community manager, Jason Paradise confirmed on the game's s team forum today that Far Cry Primal is a single-player only experience. 

"We are focusing entirely on creating the best possible Far Cry experience for our fans. Bringing the Stone Age to life and providing players with a strong gameplay experience based off of the Far Cry legacy meant we had to reinvent our core gameplay loop. This was definitely not a small undertaking. Our focus was on delivering this fantasy which required clear priorities for the team. Therefore, in the early stages of the project, we made the difficult choice of focusing our efforts on the single player experience."

It's worth noting that the previous entry, Far Cry 4 did include Co-op and even had some missions structured around it. I loved flying in on the Buzzer (or bad-ass mini chopper as Hurk called it) while my friend stormed through the front gate on an elephant causing glorious chaos to enemy camps.

Now I did play a majority of the game by myself, but I liked having the option to have a buddy drop in at any moment and felt it added replay value to the game. The idea of fighting tigers and other beasts with others in the prehistoric setting sounds like it would have made for a good time. 

Far Cry Primal is scheduled to launch February 23 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, while coming to PC on March 1. What are your thoughts? Are you bummed or indifferent about no co-op? Let us know in the comments below.

Published Jan. 7th 2016

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