Prehistoric ape evolution game Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey now has a firm release date for PC via the Epic Games Store, and a later launch window for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
On PC, Ancestors will arrive 27th August. It's exclusive to Epic Games Store for a full year. On console, Ancestors will launch digitally sometime this December, around four months later. There's a line in the press release about developer Panache wanting to release the game on each platform only when it's ready, though no specifics on why there's a hold up for consoles.
Ancestors is the first game in a decade from Patrice Desilets, one of the original creators behind Assassin's Creed, now perhaps better known for his subsequent firing from the company. It's primarily a survival game, with roguelike elements that allow you to pass on learned skills to later generations, in levels across thousands of years.
I played the opening hours of Ancestors last month and left with mixed feelings. I also got time to sit down with Desilets for a chat on what the game is really about, why it's not an easy one to pick up, and what he's been up to since leaving Ubisoft.
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