Primal Carnage: Extinction is an updated version of the original game: Primal Carnage, originally released in 2012. It’s a player-verse-player (PvP) multiplayer game which pits humans against dinosaurs in various gamemode. For players who played the original game, Extinction rectified many of the previous issues by updated graphics and improved controls, without compromising the gameplay.
At launch the game will feature nine unique dinosaurs and five human classes that suit any playstyle and will include two gamemodes: Team Deathmatch and a capture the flag variant. While I had the chance to try the game, the only mode available was Team Deathmatch. When trying the demonstration, I tried the Tyrannosaur class, towering over the entire field. Playing the gigantic beast was fun, stepping and biting the enemy team was quite enjoyable. Also, the dinosaurs’ roars were spine-tingling frightening.
When talking to Pub Games, the developers of the PS4 edition, the main issues at the time of the demo were balancing issues between the classes and teams, and how games could be drawn out due to the map design. For example, during the playthrough as it was a 3v3 team deathmatch, humans should hide in little bunkers to avoid a team of Tyrannosaurs. Additionally, the number of players possible within one game wasn’t determined yet; however it was mentioned that each server could potentially hold sixteen players, eight for each team.
Primal Carnage: Extinction is set to launch on PC around the end of November, while the PS4 edition will be released early next year.