Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is coming in 2019, during Take-Two’s fiscal year 2020 (ending March 31st, 2020), digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is the debut title from Panache Digital Games, the independent development studio co-founded in 2014 by Patrice Désilets, original creative director of Assassin’s Creed. Players are challenged to survive and evolve in the harsh, beautiful land of Africa, spanning from 10 million to 2 million years ago.
As hominids, exploring Neogene Africa, expanding their territory, and evolving/advancing their clan from one generation to the next, in order survive in this open world title. 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.
“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.”
“Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey stands out as a truly unique game that challenges players in unexpected ways,” said Michael Worosz, senior vice president and head of Private Division. “The pedigree and creativity of Patrice and the team at Panache Digital Games will be on full display, and we look forward to players around the world experiencing a new take on the survival genre.”