Far Cry Primal launched today, but players have already begun to uncover its fan-teasing secrets. Two separate Easter Eggs referencing the Far Cry series and Ubisoft relative Assassin's Creed have been identified by eagle-eyed Primal players.
In the video below, a player discovers the bones of the Blood Dragon, last seen in the eponymous Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. The skeleton can be found in a secret cave, as detailed and explored in the clip. Players will even earn a trophy for going through the trouble of tracking down this tease.
The appearance of the Blood Dragon suggests that the prehistoric Primal could in fact share a universe with the modern day-set Far Cry games. This concept is corroborated by a fictional blog set up by Ubisoft to promote Primal; a post from the blog's director offhandedly mentions former Kyrati dictator Pagan Min, whom fans will remember as the villain in Far Cry 4.
The Assassin's Creed hint is a bit less narrative-based and more of a fun reference for fans. As seen in the below clip, Far Cry Primal lets players perform the "leap of faith," a move borrowed from Assassin's Creed. To put a finer point on it, music from that franchise plays during the action.
In a December interview, the developer wouldn't confirm that Far Cry Primal shares a world with the rest of Ubisoft's franchises, but teased that there would be surprises for the publisher's fans. Previous Ubisoft games contain Easter eggs referencing other company titles, like one in Assassin's Creed 4 based on Watch Dogs.
Check out our review before you head into Far Cry Primal for yourself. After that, take a look at our beginner's guide.