The original creative director for the Assassin’s Creed series has been busy producing an ambitious survival game set during the earliest stages of humankind. It’s called Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. It’s coming sometime in the next fiscal year for Take-Two Interactive (between March 2019 and March 2020) for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
The first official announcement trailer debuted during The Game Awards, along with the 2019 release. Ancestors already has a Steam store page.
In Ancestors players take on the role of early humans who have begun evolving from their ape ancestors. It’s set in Africa and spans from 10 million to 2 million years ago. You’ll lead an entire clan through multiple generations, expanding territory, fending off predators, and evolving your skills.
“We want to give an experience no player has ever lived before”, said Patrice Désilets, co-founder and creative director of Panache Digital Games. “Our small team will always seek to push the boundaries of what our medium is. The very early evolution of the humankind is an ambitious, truly immersive, and exclusive setting that will delight gamers of all types.”
Panache Digital Games was founded by Désilets in 2014. Ancestors will be their debut title.
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey has already been rated by the ESRB. It’s rated T for Teen for Violence, Blood, and Partial Nudity. It will be published by Private Division, Take-Two’s indie-focused publishing label.