It’s a busy day for video game news with The Game Awards having taken place last night.
One of the pieces of news that was released this morning is the debut game from Panache Digital Games. ANCESTORS: THE HUMANKIND ODYSSEY will debut in 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One systems including Xbox One X.
The game will see players attempt to survive in Africa in an era from 10 million to 2 million years ago as they attempt to expand their territory and evolve their clan through multiple generations.
Full press release below. Artwork and Images courtesy of the press release.
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey Coming in 2019 from Private Division and Panache Digital Games
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 7, 2018– Private Division and Panache Digital Gamestoday announced that Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey will launch in calendar 2019, during Take-Two’s fiscal year 2020 (ending March 31, 2020) digitally on PC, PlayStation®4 system, and across the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X.
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.
In Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, players are challenged to survive and evolve in the harsh yet beautiful land of Africa spanning from 10 million to two million years ago. As hominids, players explore Neogene Africa, expand their territory, and evolve to advance their clan from one generation to the next in order to survive in this innovative take on the open world survival genre. 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.”
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey will be available in calendar 2019, during Take-Two’s fiscal year 2020 (ending March 31, 2020) digitally for PS4TM system, Xbox One, and PC. Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. For more information on Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, subscribe on YouTube, follow on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, and visit www.AncestorsGame.com.
About Panache Digital Games
Panache Digital Games is a Montreal-based independent development studio cofounded in 2014 by acclaimed creative director Patrice Désilets and his accomplice Jean-François Boivin. With a team of industry veterans, Panache Digital Games aims to deliver the very best quality experience for fans with games that are beautiful, original and fun. Pushing boundaries and thinking outside the box is in the team’s DNA and the way we make games is a reflection of that. For more information, please visit our website www.panachedigitalgames.com.
About Private Division
Private Division is a developer-focused publisher that empowers independent studios to develop the games that they are passionate about creating, while providing the support that they need to make their titles critically and commercially successful on a global scale. The label publishes Kerbal Space Programand will publish upcoming titles with renowned creative talent at studios including Obsidian Entertainment, Panache Digital Games, V1 Interactive, and more. Private Division is headquartered in New York Citywith offices in Seattle and Munich. For more information, please visit www.privatedivision.com.
About Take-Two Interactive Software
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products principally through its wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, as well as its Private Division label and Social Point, a leading developer of mobile games. Our products are designed for console systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at http://www.take2games.com.