Primal Carnage: Extinction has been announced for both PS4 & PC. It will release in November 2014 on Steam, then hit PS4 in early 2015. Extinction is the sequel to Primal Carnage 1.
Developed by Circle 5 Studios & Pub Games, Primal Carnage: Extinction is a class-based online multiplayer shooter built on the Unreal Engine, featuring fast-paced combat, diverse environments, and over-the-top action.
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On a mysterious island overrun with prehistoric monsters, you can choose to fight as a variety of legendary dinosaurs or to join the human mercenary team armed with a unique, distinctive, and destructive arsenal aimed at making these bloodthirsty beasts extinct once and for all. Will you use a sniper rifle or flaming chainsaw to bring these hulking creatures to their knees? Will you swoop, stomp, or chew through the puny human intruders? The only real question is, can you survive?
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Key Primal Carnage: Extinction Features:
* Twelve Diverse Maps
Extinction features twelve unique environments, including several new maps and all the fan favorites.
* Two Gamemodes At Launch
Primal Carnage features two gamemodes: “Team Deathmatch” and “Get to the Chopper”, an objective-based gamemode.
* Unique Dinosaur Gameplay
Experience the relentless power of 9 unique dinosaur classes. Sneaking, Blinding, Charging, Eating, or Flying- there’s no shortage of ways to destroy the enemy team.
* Intense Human Gameplay
Survive the island as one of 5 distinct human classes featuring an arsenal of diverse equipment. Obtain and equip new weapons and items via achievement unlocks and item drops earned during play.
* Steam Economy Support
Players now have a variety of cosmetic options for their characters and weapons. Earn items for free by playing and trade or sell them through the Steam Marketplace.
A Six Month Pipeline of Content to Follow
The developers state, “We have a robust list of features in development in order to provide players with new reasons to play over time.”
Those features include:
* New weapons adding variety to gameplay.
* New skins for both human classes and dinosaurs.
* New cosmetics and customization options for players.
* New environments for play.
* New gamemodes pitting humans vs dinosaurs.
* Pre-order on Steam – Players that pick up the game on Steam before the end of November will get the new “Volcano” Spinosaurus skin for free and will get access to the Beta on November 10th.
About Primal Carnage: Extinction Coming to PS4 Next Year
“So remember all that hype that started early last year about dinosaurs on PS4 but then things went dark on the project? Set your ringtones to roar, because dinosaurs are coming to the PS4 in Q1 of 2015 with the launch of Primal Carnage: Extinction on PlayStation Network!
Primal Carnage: Extinction on PSN will be a class-based, online multiplayer shooter unlike any other on the PS4 platform, featuring fast-paced combat, diverse environments, and over-the-top action. Buy it digitally in Quarter 1 of 2015!
What Happened to Primal Carnage Genesis?
“Primal Carnage: Genesis began development at a time when the Primal Carnage brand and Lukewarm Media were being pulled in different directions, and forces within the company could not completely agree on which project to pursue.
There was a strong concept for a single-player narrative-driven Primal Carnage game, and there was an exciting opportunity to develop a game for the PS4, built on the brand new Unreal Engine 4, but ultimately the project was too large in scope for Lukewarm Media to pursue, and the project was unofficially put on hold at the end of Summer 2013.
Plans for the brand changed considerably after Lukewarm Media quietly transitioned ongoing management and development of Primal Carnage to Circle 5 Studios, a distributed network of developers and artists that had grown out of the modding community.
Circle 5 felt that they were not in a position to pursue the extremely ambitious Primal Carnage: Genesis, but the company saw the opportunity to start over with the brand and to launch a multiplayer sequel to the first Primal Carnage on the PS4 platform with our friends and co-developers: Pub Games, a Melbourne-based team that had previously assisted development of the original Primal Carnage.”
Is Primal Carnage: Genesis dead?
“Speaking on behalf of the Primal Carnage team (both old and new), we were blown away by the support Genesis received in the last year and a half, and if everything goes well for us with Primal Carnage: Extinction, we would definitely consider pursuing Genesis. For the moment, however, Genesis is effectively still on hold.
We want to thank PlayStation, Epic Games, Steven Spielberg, Natural History Museums around the world, and all of the Primal Carnage fans out there for inspiring us and helping us bring our dinosaurs into your living rooms.”
I’m not much of a first-person shooter or deathmatch fan, but I was a huge fan of the original N64 Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (1997, N64 & PC), as well as it’s sequel: N64 Turok 2: Seeds of Evil (1998, N64 & PC, both games of which I reviewed for VideoGamesBlogger many, many, many moons ago (click the names to read my reviews of both games, Turok 1 from 2006 and Turok 2 was posted on VGB in 2008…. Yikes. We’re old. :P).
I was never able to beat Turok 2… I once read on 1Up that a former reviewer of EGM magazine said that he had never met a single person; neither developer, journalist or hardcore gamer, who had beaten Turok 2 legitimately without cheats – so I guess I’m in fine company haha.
Anyhoo, those games had awesome dinosaur themes… which developer Iguana Entertainment (the founder of who went on to found Retro Studios who made the Metroid Prime & Donkey Kong Country Returns franchises for Nintendo) got away from with Turok 2 & Turok 3 (which I never played).
As such, the Primal Carnage series interests me cause you don’t see a lot of dinosaur games. Sadly however, the multiplayer focus is a major turn-off… I remember being really bummed when the Turok M-rated, Disney-developed reboot (2008, Xbox 360, PS3, PC), which looked fantastic, ended up getting bad reviews (I haven’t played it myself but heard it’s no fun).
Because of this, Primal Carnage: Genesis is my only hope to see an awesome single-player-focused dinosaur game. Hopefully this new Primal Carnage 2 game sells well on both PC & PS4, so that they can revive Genesis, cause that’s the project I’m really interested in.
Have you played Primal Carnage and are you looking foward to the sequel?