CIVILIZATION finally has a competitor! Amplitude, the studio behind titles such as ENDLESS SPACE, is setting their sights to compete with Sid Meyer’s iconic franchise with HUMANKIND, a new 4x title out later this year.
Unlike CIV, HUMANKIND places an emphasis on adaptation rather than outright binary victories. Spanning thousands of years of human history, HUMANKIND sees the players’ tribes change and evolve as cultures mingle, adapt, and decimate one another over time. There is no culture that remains homogeneous throughout time, and HUMANKIND will force players into re-examining their own perceived notions of society through gameplay. Building an empire is no longer a numbers game or a race to the best military power. Instead players must consider which mix of cultural DNA allows for the strongest foundation on which to build a working society.
Spanning six time periods and sixty cultures over the eras, HUMANKIND looks like a massive, hugely ambitious attempt at both delivering a rich strategy game, but also talking about our place in this connected world.
It’s one of my most anticipated games of the year, and I can’t wait to lose track of time with it.
No official date yet, but it’s slated for a 2020 release.