The Highly Expected Ancestors: Humankind Odyssey has a release date: August 27, and its Windows PC version will be sold at Epic Games Store. Parents launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One follows in December.
Ancestors by Assassin's Creed creator Patrice Désilets, is a survival game that traces human evolution from its origin in hominids and other proto-human species. In an example from April, we found it to be a game of constant development and experimentation, which manifests itself in a form of gambling evolution and traits that the player can transition to subsequent generations.
"Our Goal for Ancestors: Humankind Odyssey is giving an experience that no player has ever lived before," said Désilets in a statement. A press release said the game was set in the neogenic period, spanning 23 million to 2.5 million years ago. At the end of this period, early hominids first appeared in Africa, where the adventure of the game takes place.
Ancestors is the first game of Panache Digital Games, the studio Désilets founded after leaving Ubisoft and later THQ. It is published by Private Division, the latest release arm of 2K Games and Rockstar Games parent Take-Two Interactive.