The console iterations of the grand strategy game HUMANKIND have been delayed indefinitely, with the developers running into "some unique challenges" that have caused the title to be delayed "until further notice".
HUMANKIND was initially set for release on both PS5 and PS4 next month, on 4th November, so this delay does come as something of a surprise. News come to us from publisher SEGA, who announced the delay in a press release, which reads in part: "We apologise for the inconvenience but rest assured that SEGA Europe, Amplitude Studios and Aspyr are working hard to bring the best possible HUMANKIND experience to console players. We can’t give a timeframe on a new release date right now, but as soon as we are in a position to do so, we will let everyone know and we thank the community for their continued support and understanding."
In the grand tradition of 4X strategy games, the goal in HUMANKIND is to explore, expand, exploit and exterminate your way to victory. What sets HUMANKIND apart from contemporaries like Civilisation VI is that rather than selecting a civilisation to play as you select aspects of real-world cultures and build your own in the process. That might mean combining the law codes of the Babylonians with the naval dominance of the Phoenicians, backed up by an army trained in the manner of Roman legionnaires. Check out the console announcement trailer for a better idea of gameplay.
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