Amplitude Studios have announced a new OpenDev program and release date for their upcoming historical 4X, Humankind.
The OpenDev program is essentially a community test, and will involve the developer asking for player feedback based on three scenarios in the game. The announcement was accompanied by a confirmation that the game will be pushed back to 2021.
You can read more here, and find a trailer for the OpenDev announcement below.
You can find a rundown of the game (via Steam) below:
HOW FAR WILL YOU PUSH HUMANKIND?
HUMANKIND is Amplitude Studios’ magnum opus, a Historical Turn-Based Strategy game where YOU will re-write the entire narrative of humankind – a convergence of culture, history, and values that allows you to create a civilization that is as unique as you are.
One Million Civilizations
Create your own civilization by combining 60 historical cultures from the Bronze to the Modern Age.
Begin as Ancient Egypt, then evolve into the Romans, the Khmers, or perhaps the Vikings.
Each culture brings its own special gameplay layer, leading to near-endless outcomes.
What civilization will you shape?
In the Eyes of Posterity
The journey matters more than destination. Fame is a new and unifying victory condition.
Every great deed you accomplish, every moral choice you make, every battle won will build your fame and leave a lasting impact on the world. The player with the most fame will win the game.
Will you be the one to leave the deepest mark on the world?
More than History, it is your Story
Face historical events, lead renowned figures of humankind, and make scientific breakthroughs.
Discover the natural wonders of the world or build the most remarkable creations of humankind.
Each game element is historically authentic. Combine them to build your own vision of the world.
How will you Change the Course of HUMANKIND?
A Tactical World
Show off your tactical skills by mastering terrain elevation with city-building and full tactical battles.
Keep one step ahead of other civilizations through trade and subtle diplomacy.
Call upon your allies to transform an epic battle into a full-scale eight-player world war!
What strategy will you mastermind?
These are just some of the amazing things you will be able to do in HUMANKIND.
More to be revealed soon!
Humankind launches in 2021 for Windows PC, and Mac (both via Steam).