Humanity Coming to PS4 and PSVR in 2020
Developed by tha ltd. and published by Enhance, Humanity is inspired by the idea of transcendental beings creating a human behavior simulator.
Revealed in Sony’s September 24, 2019 State of Play showcase, tha ltd. and Enhance announced that its new game Humanity will launch in 2020 for PS4 and PS VR.
Humanity began only as a concept by tha ltd. founder, Yugo Nakamura. The inspiration for the game is based on the idea of how a transcendental being would interpret human behavior. In a post from the PlayStation Blog, Nakamura says these transcendental beings don’t necessarily have a specific identity. They can be whatever you imagine them to be. Whether it be an alien or a god, it doesn’t really matter. The idea is to examine how humanity looks from an outside source and how they would interpret or simulate that behavior.
Development on Humanity began three years ago at tha ltd. However, this developer isn’t specifically a game development studio. As such, the studio didn’t really have a plan of how to release it. Luckily, one of the main programmers for the game showed a version of the game at an event where Tetsuya Mizuguchi, maker of Rez and Tetris Effect, was a judge.
“From the first early demo I saw, I couldn’t get Humanity out of my head,” says Mizuguchi in the press release. “The whole look and feel of it — manipulating these teeming masses of people — was mesmerizing, especially in VR.”
Enhance is not only helping with publishing Humanity. The company will also be contributing to the game’s development, including level design and gameplay consulting.
Above, you will find a short teaser of the game which gives viewers an idea of what to expect from Humanity. More information on the game will be revealed next year leading up to the game’s launch.