Humankind For PC and Mac Revealed by Sega at Gamescom 2019
Sega's new AAA ip is Humankind, a strategy game made by Amplitude, the studio behind Endless Space and Dungeon of the Endless.
Sega revealed during the Gamescom 2019 Opening Night event its new triple-A IP, titled Humankind. Humankind is a joint project between Sega and Amplitude. Created by ex-Ubisoft employees, Amplitude is the indie studio behind the Endless Space series, Endless Legend, and Dungeon of the Endless. The reveal trailer is included below.
Humankind will be launching in 2020 on PC and Mac.
Humankind is described as a historical strategy game, bringing its own novelty to the recipe. Most notably the game will let us guide our own civilization from its most base state to the modern age. Terrain elevation is also taken into account, something usually rare in strategy games like this. Humankind will have 60 different cultures in total to mix and shape your own civilization. Actual historical events and figures will also be in the game.
Sega first teased Humankind on Twitter in early August with a very short video clip showing a heart rate monitor-like machine. Later, on August 16, an official site with more short teaser videos was revealed. Each showed different things, such as coordinates, or drawings such as pyramids and Eifel tower. Everything makes sense now, as all these were symbols of Humankind‘s advancement, culture or history. Earlier this year, Sega also trademarked “Humankind” which was the “HMKD” part in the teaser website’s URL (hmkd.sega.com).
In his comments, Amplitude’s Chief Creative Officier Romain de Waubert mentioned how the studio was pretty much built up for Humankind. He added that all the games they developed until now were leading up to Humankind, which was “in the heart of Amplitude since day one”.
We’ll be sure to let you know as soon as possible when we learn more about Humankind.