What you need to know

  • Humankind is a game developed by Amplitude Studios and published by Sega.
  • It's a grand-strategy game in the vein of something like Civilization.
  • The game allows you to go through all of human history, achieving great works.
  • Humankind will release sometime in 2020.

After that cryptic teaser a few days ago, we now know what Sega is up to. During the Gamescom Opening Night Live presentation today, Sega announced Humankind: a 4X strategy game being developed by Amplitude. The game is based around the concept of rebooting humanity. Mix up different civilizations and watch what happens through time. The reveal trailer opens...fairly strangely, to say the least. You can take a look at the announcement trailer for Humankind below:

Across history, you're going to encounter events and cultures that you know. How you proceed and interact is up to you. You have the ability to play out history and let it run its natural course - or change certain events, throwing things into wildly new directions, diverging from what you know. Combat is tactical, allowing you to build fortifications and elevate your cities to better weather any attacks, as well as train vast armies for conquest.

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Romain de Waubert, Chief Creative Officer on the game, said that "Amplitude Studios was founded with the intention of creating this game, all the games we've created up until now have been leading up to this moment. We are so excited to finally be able to share with the community what has been at the heart of Amplitude since day one."

There's no release date right now but Sega says that Humankind will release sometimei in 2020.