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Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey goes up for preorder on Xbox One, launches in December (update)

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey (Image credit: Private Division)

What you need to know

  • Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is a third-person survival game on PC.
  • It's coming to Xbox One on December 6.
  • The title doesn't appear to be Xbox One X Enhanced at the moment.
  • You can preorder it for $40 on the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).

Updated October 29, 2019: According to the developer, the game won't be Xbox One X Enhanced.

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Many months ago at The Game Awards 2018, Assassin's Creed creator Patrice Désilets showcased his next project called Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. The title is supposed to give you a glimpse into the lives of our genetic ancestors like chimpanzee-like creatures and other apes millions of years ago. What makes Ancestors unique is that it doesn't appear to have any voice acting or other means of storytelling. The plot — which also spans millions of years — is entirely showcased through its visuals.

If you can't wait to get your hands on the game, you'll be excited to know that it's available for preorder on Xbox One for $40. It's hitting the console on December 6, so the wait won't be too long. Right now, there's just a placeholder file that's 100 MB, but expect it to grow into a large file by the time the title launches.

Unfortunately, the Microsoft Store isn't providing any details about the Xbox One X enhancements. Given the visuals and scale of the game, let's hope that the developer upgrades it for Microsoft's latest console. On PC, it looks spectacular in 4K resolution with better effects.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.