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Patrice Désilets' New Game Explores Mankind's Greatest Achievements

by Matthew Kato on Apr 23, 2015 at 04:21 AM

Assassin's Creed creator Patrice Désilets has revealed his new game by his studio Panache Digital Games – Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey.

The developer showed off a quick tease of the project at the Reboot Develop 2015 conference in Croatia (clip from Eurogamer), and it ran through some of Mankind's accomplishments: our first use of tools, Darwin's birth, landing on the moon, and other achievements and monumental events from our species' history. The clip even pokes fun at Assassin's Creed.

More details for the project are on the game's official website, which reveals that Ancestors is a third-person "action-adventure survival episodic" game. Players will relive these high points from our past, but Panache warns that, "our civilization is one idea away from extinction or evolution."

No platforms have been announced for the game, but Panache says that there will be more info on it later this year.

[Source: Panache via Eurogamer]


Our Take
Désilets stresses that the while Panache's games will be triple-A in quality, they'll be shorter in length. I think this is a great idea. I love Assassin's Creed, but there's something to be said about shorter experiences. I'm curious if Ancestors will actually come out in episodes or if Panache's use of the term refers to these "episodes" from human history. Can't wait to find out.