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Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey gets a release date

Published: 07:21, 24 May 2019
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Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, the upcoming game from the creator of Assassin's Creed Patrice Desilets will launch on 27 August 2019 as an Epic Store exclusive. The devs also shared a brand new trailer, explaining the game's mechanics.

Patrice Desilets, the creator of Assassin's Creed is working on his new game, which was originally announced a couple of months ago. With his new development studio named Panache Digital Games, Desilets aims to deliver something that was never done before.

Called Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, the game now has a release date - it's set to launch on 27 August 2019 and will come exclusively to Epic Games Store. The deal with Epic Games is a standard one-year exclusive, meaning that Ancestors should launch on other PC platforms in August 2020.

As for the consoles, the tables have turned and those with PS4 and Xbox One will have to wait a bit more before this open-world survival releases. At the moment, there is no specific release date, but the devs hope to launch it sometime in December 2019.

To celebrate the reveal of the release date, the developers shared a brand new trailer in which Desilets explains the game's exploration and evolution mechanics. He claims that players will have to be on the move constantly, searching for food and resources by exploring new areas on the map. 

Strong focus is on the clan system, the goal is to evolve your clan into another species. You can play as a baby, adult or elder and recruiting Outsiders or lost clan members who need you help into your clan will be a big part of the clan expansion. 

Another important feature is the fear system. According to Desilets, players will encounter fear when they explore unknown territories and the more knowledge they have about these territories they will be able to explore it further. Fear is controlled with the dopamine system which will allow you to go through your fear.

Private Division ancestors screenshots showing four monkeys looking at jungle Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

Ancestors is the first game by Panache Digital Games and it will be published by Private Division, which is an independent label run by Take-Two Interactive.

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