It looks like Ancestors: The Humankind Oddysey, the upcoming game from former Assassins Creed director Patrice Desilets will be changing up its originally-planned format. Originally meant to be released episodically, the game is apparently being changed a bit, and we’re now seeing a brand new teaser trailer from developer Panache Digital Games.
Desilets spoke on stage at Reboot Develop 2017 today in Dubrovnik, Croatia, saying that the episodic nature of the upcoming title is “gone”. Desilets then went on to say that he would be “letting players tell their own stories”, but that the game would still remain “a 3rd-person action game set between 10 to 2 million years ago”.
As the developer went on, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey began to sound more & more like an open world title. There were also hints dropped that resource management could be part of the game, as players will see the evolution of humanity tracked from what is now Africa, to somewhere else on Earth. It would seem that the game will follow human evolution, starting from the time of the Orrorin tugenensis, and allow for traversal & exploration through lush landscapes, tall trees, and beautiful jungle-like areas.
Not only did Desilets hint at resource management, but he talked about the game ranging from (as we mentioned above) what is now Africa, to areas “all around the world”. What this means for different landscapes is yet to be revealed, however. We do know that the teaser which has been released is being called “pre-alpha footage”, so be prepared for things to change even more.
Finally. Desilets did note that this was “Ancestors 1”, so this leads many of us to believe that there will be more in this franchise somewhere down the line. Maybe we’ll get to see more stages of human evolution? More historic landscapes? Let’s just hope that he takes a lesson from his days with the Assassins Creed franchise, and not rush things too much. This concept looks like it could be lots of fun, as players leap through trees & avoid giant saber-toothed cats.
We’ll be keeping an eye out for more information on Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey as it develops. Keep checking back here, and let us know what you think of the game & its concept down in the comments below!