Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, the new title from Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets, now has a release date. The title will launch on PC on August 27, with a release on console for PS4 and Xbox One coming in December. The PC version is exclusive to the Epic Games Store for its first year.
Ancestors is the first title from Desilets’ new studio, Panache Digital Games. The studio was founded in 2014, so it’s been a while to see the first title from the independent team.
“Our goal for Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is to provide an experience no player has ever lived before,” Desilets said in a statement. “Our small team is creating an ambitious and immersive game with a unique setting that will captivate gamers of all types, and we look forward to players exploring our world later this year.”
Ancestors is published by Private Division, which is the independent games label run by Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead parent publisher Take-Two Interactive.
A single-player, third-person exploration survival game, your journey in Ancestors begins as a hominid in Neogene Africa some 10 million years ago. Over time, you grow and literally evolve to the Australopithecus popularly known as Lucy. On your way to becoming Lucy, you’ll learn new skills and abilities as you take the form of the next subspecies of hominid that would eventually become the human form of today. It is quite an ambitious concept to say the least.
You can check out the latest trailer for Ancestors in the embed above.