Private Division and Panache Digital Games have announced that Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey will launch for PC via the Epic Games Store on 27 August 2019, and digitally on PlayStation4 system, and across the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X, in December of 2019.
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is the debut title from Panache Digital Games, the independent development studio co-founded in 2014 by Patrice Désilets, the original creative director of the Assassin’s Creed franchise.
In Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, players are challenged to survive and evolve in the harsh yet beautiful land of Africa spanning from ten million to two million years ago. As humankind’s primate predecessors, players explore Neogene Africa, expand their territory, and evolve to advance their clan from one generation to the next in order to survive in this innovative take on the open world survival genre. 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.
“Our goal for Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is to provide an experience no player has ever lived before.Our small team is creating an ambitious and immersive game with a unique setting that will captivate gamers of all types, and we look forward to players exploring our world later this year,” said Panache Digital Games co-founder and creative director Patrice Désilets.
“Private Division and Panache Digital Games share a passion for providing the best possible experience to all our players. As partners, we support Panache in taking the time to ensure all versions of Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey deliver the standard of polish upon release that the team has set for themselves. As a developer-focused publisher, this is an important approach we take in working with smaller independent teams,” said Private Division senior producer Kari Toyama.
In conjunction with the release date announcement, Panache Digital Games and Private Division have unveiled the official key art for Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, which fans can view here. The team has also released the second episode of a three-part video series featuring Patrice Désilets explaining the game’s unique mechanics and concepts.
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey will be available digitally for PC on 27August 2019 from the Epic Games Store, and digitally for PS4 system and Xbox One in December 2019. Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is rated T for Teen by the ESRB.