Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey Reveals New Features For Console Release (VIDEO)
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey boasts a pretty unique premise in that it puts players in the shoes (feet?) of their ancient ape ancestors, challenging one to survive in the harsh environments of yester-age. With development headed by Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Désilets, the game’s prehistoric world is now expanding from PC to consoles, with a number of new features set to be introduced along the way.
Taking to social media. developer Panache Digital Games has revealed a number of additions for Ancestors’ console release, listing off several new updates and features being implemented this time around. Firstly, the presence of new objectives and tutorial pop-ups were confirmed for the release, as well as revisions to the game’s RPG, Generation, and Evolution menus.
We’ve been listening to your feedback and some new features have been added to the console version of Ancestors:
📜 New objectives!
❓ New tutorial pop-ups!
📗 New RPG, Generation and Evolution menus!
New features will be shared up until console release on December 6! pic.twitter.com/z0qR5hG8bq
— Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey (@AncestorsGame) November 25, 2019
Next featured were improvements to the game’s targeting system, which will be tweaked to be more responsive. Going live for players on both consoles as well as PC, “it will now be easier to grab a weapon instead of a fruit when being attacked by a hyena (among others),” the post confirmed. Players will also have more opportunities to play, allowing the creation of custom games based on a snapshot of progress–including Species, RPG progress, Evolution missions.
New feature #2 of the console version which will also be available for the PC version:
🎯 Item targeting has been improved!
🐆 It will now be easier to grab a weapon instead of a fruit when being attacked by a hyena (among others)!
Stay tuned until December 6 for more updates! pic.twitter.com/PjYd6a91JC
— Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey (@AncestorsGame) November 27, 2019
Another feature update available on PC and console on December 6: Custom games!
After evolving into a new species for the first time, you will now be able to start custom games based on a snapshot of your progress, including:
🧠 RPG progress
❗ Evolution missions pic.twitter.com/mQK9tgmf0l
— Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey (@AncestorsGame) December 4, 2019
Interacting with other clan members was confirmed to be getting increased functionality, with players able to easily keep track and analyze their ape brethren from afar. On the other hand, exploring and searching for additional hominids has been also tweaked, allowing outsider encounters to spawn much more frequently than in the past.
With the new update coming to PC and console on December 6, keeping an eye on your clan members is going to be much easier.
👀 You will be able to analyse any of them from afar!
— Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey (@AncestorsGame) November 28, 2019
❓ Tired of traveling long distances in search of other hominids? You’re in luck. We’ve tweaked spawn rules so outsiders can be encountered more frequently.
This update will be live for both PC and console on December 6! pic.twitter.com/hWwiPCN6hD
— Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey (@AncestorsGame) December 2, 2019
The aforementioned console release for Ancestors takes place on December 6th, with a corresponding update happening for PC on the same date. As the studio confirms a lack of discernible differences between these two versions, fans can expect all these listed features to be available on PC as well. That being said, it’s currently unknown when any potential follow-up content might see its way out, as Panache’s efforts until this point had been focused on delivering these gameplay improvements.
There will be no big differences between console and PC version. 😉
— Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey (@AncestorsGame) December 5, 2019
Hello, we don’t plan for now any DLCs, we are focused on the console release. Thanks for your enthusiasm!
— Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey (@AncestorsGame) November 11, 2019
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is out now for PC, and releases for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on December 6th.
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