The developers will use this extra time to perfect Accessibility, Pacing, Balancing, Diplomacy, AI and other features. The new release date is set for August 17, 2021.
Sega and Amplitude Studios have officially announced that their exciting new strategy game Humankind will not release next month as previously planned. The game has been delayed to August 17, 2021.
Here’s a few words from Chief Creative Officer and Studio Head, Romain de Waubert de Genlis about the reasoning behind the delay:
"It's been exciting to see the community get their hands on the game during the last few OpenDev sessions, and to hear all the positive (and constructive!) feedback. Players have always been at the heart of Amplitude's philosophy and releasing HUMANKIND in August will allow us the extra time to keep working with the community and polishing the game for an amazing day one experience."
The developers say they will now focus on on improving areas of work identified by the community during the previous Lucy OpenDev, when players tested out 4 eras and 40 cultures of the game to give the devs some valuable feedback. Accessibility, Onboarding, Pacing, Balancing, Diplomacy and AI are just a few of the key areas that they will be concentrating on.
To thank the fans for being patient, the team decided to add The Edgar Allen Poe and Lucy avatar sets for those who decide to pre-order the game.
Humankind is in development for PC and Stadia.