Sega and Amplitude Studios’ upcoming turn-based strategy PC game, Humankind, has been pushed back to August 17 in order to give the development team extra time to working with the community and polishing the game for “an amazing day one experience”.
In a statement shared on social media, Amplitude Studios affirms that Humankind is the project that they have been dreaming of creating since their establishment. The project needs to meet the expectations of the community affirms Romain de Waubert, Chief Creative Officer at Amplitude Studios.
The game was initially scheduled to release in 2020 but the game was inevitably delayed due to COVID-19, and ever since, the development team has shared a series of OpenDev sessions where players can play small segments of the ongoing project.
The support of the community is key for the development team who are now adjusting accessibility, pacing, balancing, and the diplomacy of the AI.
Check the announcement trailer down below.
Check out the key features for Humankind below:
- One million civilizations– Create your own unique civilization by combining 60 different historical cultures from across the heritage of humanity. Begin as Ancient Egypt, then evolve into the Romans, the Khmers, or perhaps the Vikings—the choice is up to you. Each culture brings its own special gameplay layer, leading to near-endless outcomes.
- More than history, it’s your story – Face real historical events and figures, make great scientific discoveries, and visit the wonders of the world. Shape your people’s beliefs and confront other players. Every decision you make adds a flourish to your story.
- In the eyes of posterity– The journey matters more than a destination. Fame is a new and unifying victory condition. Every great deed you accomplish, every moral choice you make, every battle won will build your fame and leave a lasting impact on the world. The player with the most fame will win the game.
- A tactical world – Show off your tactical skills by mastering terrain elevation, city-building, full tactical battles, and warfare. Choose the high ground for your city, and it will be harder to siege. Deploy your archers in the woods to avoid stampeding horsemen. Call upon your allies to help you in times of need and transform an epic battle into a full-scale multiplayer world war!
Humankind is inspired by games like Sid Meier’s Civilization. The game will release on August 17 for Windows PC and MAC.