Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey trailer, new gameplay details confirmed


Patrice Desilets has revealed the debut Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey trailer during a live stream event earlier today, confirming the first slew of concrete details on the upcoming third-person adventure game.

In addition to the first footage, there’s a heap of new info confirmed on the Ancestors. For starters, Desilets said that the game has evolved to the point where it is no longer an episodic adventure. It’s also now in playable form but the creator isn’t yet ready to announce an Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey release date. However, developer Panache Digital Games has an idea of when the game will ship. Desilets describes the project as “a third-person action adventure game set 10 million to 2 million years ago.”

Ancestors will feature resource management and survival elements, with cannibalism also discussed as a possible feature seeing as how it is part of human history. Nothing has been decided yet, however. “Eventually, maybe, there will be conflict [in the game] but it’s not there yet,” and noted that during its episodic form, Ancestors was about playing “hour to hour.” 

Much of the game is set in Africa. “The game world is big,” said Desilets, though he added that he’s not going to spoil much about the title prior to release. He also said that he wants gamers to “have fun with the toy i’m giving you and you’ll create the story of your ancestors.” For now, his previous title, the long-delayed 1666: Amsterdam, is currently on hold while Ancestors is in development. 

Check out the Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey trailer below.