Since its initial announcement back in 2015, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey has kept a relatively low profile. The open world survival game developed by Panache Digital Games, a studio co-founded by Assassin's Creed creative director Patrice Désilets, and published by Private Division now has a release window of 2019. The title will launch on PC, Xbox One and PS4.
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is a third-person open world survival game that sends players back to the Neogene period, tasking them with exploring Africa and growing their clan.
"The game and its mechanics rely on evolution, discovery, and survival as players traverse a variety of terrain and environments, encounter various predators, and learn new abilities to pass along to the next generation of their clan.", a press release reads.
Neogene Africa is rife with ruthless predators, from giant snakes to deadly alligators, and players will have to unite hominids in clans and work together in order to survive and expand their territory. It's not just clans you'll be forming, as Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey also lets you "form bonds to create families", which ties into the passing of abilities to future generations mentioned above.
The release window announcement was joined by a trailer featuring a compilation of vignettes that show Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey in action. Although we've yet to get an extensive look at its gameplay, the project does, without a doubt, sound ambitious.