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Far Cry Primal will have no co-operative play

Far Cry Primal will include no online co-op or multiplayer of any kind, Ubisoft has confirmed.

Ubisoft’s latest Far Cry game will have plenty of prehistoric beasties for you to contend with, but you won’t able to hunt them with friends this time.

Far Cry Primal, the latest game in the long running franchise, will not offer support for co-op play, opting instead to focus on the single player campaign.

Writing in the official Steam forum, community manager Jason Paradise explained Ubisoft’s decision to ditch co-op.

“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.” Paradise explained (via Destructoid).

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The removal of the mode clearly wasn’t an easy decision for Ubisoft, as it played a significant part in previous games.

“This was definitely not a small undertaking,” Paradise said. “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.

2014’s Far Cry 4 placed a large focus on online co-op, giving the players the option to play with friends who didn’t even own the game.

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In other Far Cry related news, Ubisoft has announced the PC system requirements for Far Cry Primal.

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-550 | AMD Phenom II X4 955 or equivalent
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 (1 GB VRAM) | AMD Radeon HD 5770 (1 GB VRAM) or equivalent
  • Hard Disk Space: 20 GB
  • Peripherals: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, optional controller

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K | AMD FX-8350 or equivalent
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 | AMD Radeon R9 280X or equivalent
  • Hard Disk Space: 20 GB
  • Peripherals: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, optional controller

Far Cry Primal is set to launch on February 23 for PS4 and Xbox One, with the PC version to follow on March 1.

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